robin chase

Robin Chase

Shared Mobility Principles During the course of my career, I’ve met and worked with some amazing people. None of them holds a candle to Robin Chase. I use the term force of nature in describing her to other people. If anything, that’s an understatement. She cofounded ZipCar and Veniam, has been on the boards of a number of environmental organizations, and gives some of the most inspirational talks I've ever heard. Now, she has combined a lot of those interests involving cities, transportation, the environment, and socioeconomic equality. You can get a glimpse of what Robin's all about in general by thinking about the statement from her that accompanies the photo to the right. A few weeks ago, [...]

Robin Chase 2018-02-11T22:21:06+00:00

Ideas from Robin Chase

I spent part of last week with Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar and author of Peers, Inc. Both in our one on one time together and in her keynote talk at the United States Institute of Peace’s Peace Tech Lab, she stressed two points, both of which we should all take to heart. The first is the logic behind her book that outlines how a sharing or circular economy can be taken to scale and become a springboard for lasting social change. Her approach has three parts: Identify excess or underused resources that can be brought to bear on a problem. Use the private sector (the Inc.) and others to build open source platforms that can be used to address it. [...]

Ideas from Robin Chase 2016-02-10T08:07:28+00:00