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  • Where do people turn in a trust implosion?
  • Where do people turn in a trust implosion?
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Where do people place their trust?

In the wake of the steepest drop in trust in recent history, established business, media, and government institutions are being eyed with suspicion. Canvas8 spoke with Rachel Botsman, author of Who Can You Trust?, to understand who holds sway in the midst of a global trust implosion.

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“We forget that trust is like liquid gold, or social glue – it’s the thing that has enabled human beings to cooperate and collaborate since the beginning of time,” says Rachel Botsman, a world-renowned trust expert, lecturer at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, and Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. [1] But according to popular opinion, today’s world is fresh out of it. With the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer marking the largest-ever drop in trust across institutions, word of a global ‘trust implosion’ has people fearing that the social glue that holds society ...



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