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Peer-to-Peer Leadership by Mila N. Baker

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5From Survival of the Fittest to Survival of the Connected

If the story of Dave Carroll and “United Breaks Guitars” showed us anything, it’s that P2P networks have made the world vastly more connected than it has ever been. The communicative distance between individuals continues to shrink, and what once seemed a vast and varied global landscape has begun to feel a bit smaller—a bit more like the community market. As many organizations struggle to realize the power inherent in this network, AirBnB harnesses global P2P connections and the accompanying sense of community for the benefit of all “nodes” involved.

As something of an alternative to hotel accommodations, AirBnB allows anyone to list any type of residence for free. Travelers looking ...

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