Lisa Gansky is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing and the chief instigator of Mesh Labs www.meshing.it. She works in the design of new products, policies, services, partnerships and models in which ‘access’ to goods, services and talent triumphs over the ownership of them.
The recent ruling by the California Labor Commission the declared an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor sent shockwaves through the sharing economy – with policy implications that will reverberate for quite some time. Lisa Gansky was at the forefront of the sharing trend when she founded Ofoto, a photo-sharing service launched in 1999, that was bought out by Eastman Kodak and eventually folded into Shutterfly.
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