Sharing Economy
Varsha Rao - Harvard Business School
Varsha Rao – Making A Difference
September 26, 2016
Sharing Economy
 

Sharing Economy

'Sharing economy' may be a hot buzz term for politicians and business leaders in China these days, but what does it actually means for ordinary people? In this interview with the Financial Times, Varsha Rao explains what the sharing economy means to her and Airbnb, where she serves as Head of Global Operations. For Varsha, it is all about the opportunity that Airbnb hosts have to monetize their homes, by making use of those times when they are away from their living space. The Airbnb platform enables its members to become "micro-entrepreneurs" by turning their home into an income-generating asset, which they rent out to guests. Additionally, it allows guests who are looking for a more unique travel experience to actually live in the community they are visiting.