Francis Scherer, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Policy for Blanclink joins us today to talk about the Blancride app and the sharing economy in general. Blancride is an app to help connect drivers to passengers, but it’s not an Uber clone… Blancride locks the price to the approx cost of gas for the trip. This is a ride-sharing app that helps create community and networks around the sharing of trips and space. We also spend a bit of time ranting about how Uber is NOT an example of the sharing economy. 🙂 Francis also sticks around for the show and helps us dissect the news this week.
Learn more about Blancride and download the FREE app here.
In the middle section we talk about “The Epiphany” concept for movements when the ideology takes on a life of it’s own and starts transforming culture and society of it’s own weight, in other words the ‘snowball’ effect. We use the climate movement as the example but this is transferable to any movement environmental or not.
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This weeks news:
[The article we spend most of the middle of the show talking about] The state of the climate movement
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