For industry leaders with significant excess capacity Adaplex provides marketplace platform services that facilitate their leap into the Sharing Economy.
The businesses that ignore the new paradigm shift in trust and the new cooperative consumption patterns are bound to be disrupted by tech-savvy entrepreneurs who are perhaps busy building the next unicorn startup in their garage as we speak.
Some of the industry leaders are already investing in protecting the interest of their stakeholders. Amazon started Flex which in fact is an Uber like delivery system. BMW recently started a program offering subscription-based car sharing, while eBay is now collaborating with Patagonia to promote a marketplace for the outdoor clothing maker's used jackets.
Traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting and swapping redefined through sharing economy marketplaces online that are transforming business, consumerism and the way we live.
The sharing economy is itself a play in a much grander fundamental shift from an infrastructure that protects people from each other to an infrastructure that helps people trust each other,
Charles H Green, Trusted Advisor (the book)
In 2015 Uber the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles.Tom Goodwin, March 3 2015, TechCrunch
Facebook the most popular media owner creates no content.
Alibaba the most valuable retailer has no inventory and
AirBnB the world's largest accommodation provider owns no real estate.
Private Equity Urged to Embrace the Digital Revolution
Private equity fund managers must do more to stop tech-savvy entrepreneurs disrupting the companies they own.Thomas von Koch, The head of the Swedish buyout group EQT, Financial Times
September 15, 2015
Traditional economies are being disrupted by new sharing economy marketplaces.
Many traditional industries are hearing the footsteps of disruption. If they fail to adapt to new consumer behaviour they will see their entire value proposition disappear.
At Adaplex we believe industry leaders deserve a chance to grab the bull by the horn and embrace and adapt to change.
We believe ignoring the resounding sound of footsteps of disruption is not a wise strategy for the industry leaders who would like to protect their hard-earned investments.
We all remember what AirBnB did to Hotel industry, what Uber and Lyft did to cab companies and what Netflix did to entertainment industry.
I've been frankly confused by this fascination that everybody has with Netflix...Netflix doesn't really have or do anything that we can't or don't already do ourselves.John Antioco, Blockbuster CEO, 2008