Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman

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Author and Trust Expert

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Rachel’s first book, What’s Mine is Yours, shone a light on the gig economy. In Who Can You Trust? she considers the implications when we lose faith in institutions and the media. What is the role of the tech giants, how can leaders restore the trust of consumers and employees – and what does it mean for everything from elections to health to digital money? Rachel explains how trust works.


Rachel Botsman is a trust expert, author, and lecturer at Oxford University. She is passionate about teaching people how to think differently and challenge ideas around trust, humility, and integrity. She created Oxford University’s first course on trust in the digital world at the Saïd Business School.

Rachel has been recognised as one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, one of the Top 10 most influential voices in the UK on LinkedIn and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

She is the author of critically acclaimed books that have been translated into fourteen languages. What’s Mine is Yours, predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and was hailed by TIME magazine as one of the “10 Ideas that Will Change the World.” Her second book, Who Can You Trust?, explores the profound ways trust is shifting in the world; it was praised by Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle, and was named one of the best books of the year by Wired. 

Rachel is a world-renowned speaker for her clear insights and warm storytelling, she is often voted the audience’s favourite speaker at events and her TED talks have been viewed more than five million times. 

She is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Wired. Through her newsletter, Rethink, Rachel engages with a community of over 35,000 subscribers every fortnight.


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Agent Recommendation

Not only have Rachel’s book and ideas helped me make lifestyle choices, she’s also got some absolutely essential advice for twenty-first century businesses. Her speeches are peppered with nuggets that you’ll find yourself repeating to friends and colleagues for days to come. 200,000 views within two weeks of her latest TED Global talk going online say it all. JLA Agent Barbara de Lacy

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