Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart

By Rachel Botsman

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust?From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust--far from it.
In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history--with fundamental consequences for everyone. A new world order is emerging: we might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people rent their homes to total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of "distributed trust," a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship.
If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost, and repaired in the digital age. In the first book to explain this new world, Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape--and explores what's next for humanity.

In a time when people are doubting experts, suspicious of the media, and losing faith in government and business, Rachel Botsman is here with a lucid analysis of what it takes to build and rebuild trust. Trust me: this is a book you need to read.”

Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg

 

“Rachel Botsman’s eye-opening, timely book delves into the unfolding crisis of trust spreading throughout the world. She brilliantly describes how the established trust framework is undergoing a radical transformation as digital technologies take root in every facet of our lives. Read this book and you’ll be ready for a revolution in trust that rewrites the rules of human interaction.” Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce

 

“Profound…will cause you to think deeply about your business, your relationships and your life.”

Don Tapscott, Best-selling author of 16 books, most recently Blockchain Revolution.

 

"This book perfectly walks the reader through the past, present, and future of trust as we know it. Rachel’s expertise on this topic is unmatched. It’s an absolute must-read for business leaders and everyday consumers alike." 

Nick Shapiro, Global Head of Trust & Risk Management, Airbnb and former CIA Deputy Chief of Staff.

 

"Sharp, penetrating, and obsessively researched, this book will open your eyes to a phenomenon that is as important as it is impossible to ignore." 
Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor, Fortune

A timely and accessible framework for understanding what trust is, how it works, why it matters and how it is evolving. It is an important primer to the obstacles and opportunities we face as a society if we are to repair and redefine trust across socioeconomic, political and cultural divides. The stakes are high. (Rebecca MacKinnon Washington Post)



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"Who Can You Trust is beautifully written primer for a new world that sets you up to be a better citizen, consumer, and parent. I quickly learnt so much about so many things I wanted to know."--Sherry Turkle, Professor, MIT; author of Reclaiming Conversation and Alone Together



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Publisher PublicAffairs
Publish date 09/25/2018
Pages 352
ISBN-13 9781541762701
ISBN-10 1541762703
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