This is an excerpt from Empower: How to Co-Create the Future. The full 200+ page book is available by donation!

“It’s every man for himself, every woman for herself. This is not the way to get what we really want out of life”

-Neal Gorenflo

excerpt from book

David Passiak: What is Shareable and why did you found it?

Neal Gorenflo: Shareable is a non-profit with a mission to empower everyone to share. We have two programs: publishing and community organizing.

For publishing, we are best known for our online magazine at where we serve about 100,000 unique visitors per month. Our editorial strategy is to inspire and empower, to show how things can be done differently. The dominant narrative is about how the economy works better through collaboration and sharing, and the idea that success doesn’t come from competition and shopping. You can have a more fulfilling life and live in a more powerful community with those principles.

NEAL GORENFLO is the co-founder and Executive Director of Shareable, a nonprofit that publishes the world’s leading online magazine about sharing and supports the global sharing movement through campaigns. He is a speaker, consultant, and writer on sharing cities, the sharing economy, travel, and the future of work. He is the co-editor of the sharing-themed books Share or Die, Policies for Shareable Cities, and How to Share. As a pioneer of the sharing cities movement, he advises mayors, communities, and organizations around the world how to meet their goals through sharing.