Have you ever shared a ladder with a neighbor? Hosted an out of town friend on your couch for the night? Know of someone who works from a co-working space? These examples of sharing resources may come as no surprise to you. Moreover, there are also people out there rebuilding the education, agriculture, transportation, housing, and financial sectors through the concept of sharing. These lesser-known examples may be more common than we think. If more people were aware of this phenomenon would the collaborative economy be booming?