Open models

The western capitalist economic system is showing its limits, giving birth to new business models that are radically transforming the traditional value chains. These new consumption behaviors are inherently questioning the way people create, produce and consume. As a result, a new culture of creativity and production is rising alongside participative platforms and collaborative systems, driven by a fight against money saving, general waste and product obsolescence.

Fun fact:

  • It was a big year for “crowdfunding” with 21X more interest than in 2013, and retro classics continued to make a comeback. Oculus Rift was sold for $2 billion whilst Coolest Cooler and Star Citizen broke all-time funding records. (Source: Think with Google, December 2014)