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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241296189
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together – and Why It Could Drive Us Apart




The widely praised exploration of how the digital era is revolutionising human trust.

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust - far from it.

In this revolutionary and widely praised book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history. We might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people travel in cars with total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of "distributed trust", a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship.

If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost and repaired in the digital age. In the first book to explain this new world, Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape - and explores what's next for humanity.

  • Pub date: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241296189
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman is a world-renowned expert on an explosive new era of trust and technology, whose TED talks on the topic have been viewed over 4 million times. She is an award-winning author, speaker and lecturer at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Rachel writes and comments regularly for The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, AFR, The Guardian, and more.

She is also the co-author of, What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live (HarperCollins, 2010), which predicted the rise of platforms such as Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, long before they became popular and was named one of TIME's "Ten Ideas That'll Change the World".

Rachel was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.


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