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    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    November 3, 2016 | By: | In: News

    November 3, 2016: There’s no longer any doubt that the democratization of designing, planning and decision making for just about anything is here to stay. In fact, these days it seems that no problem is too big or complex for the crowd. In this edition of What’s New we can see crowdsourcing being used to substitute a traditional justice system, write a country’s new constitution, plan the next generation of smart-cities, search for cleaner water, investigate the Moon and Jupiter, and the list goes on.

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    Building an Innovative Nonprofit: the Value of Crowdsourcing

    October 17, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Crowdsourcing is often associated with start-ups and blue-chip companies who are trying to innovate, but it has the potential to reach far beyond those with seed money and infinite endowments. The beauty of crowdsourcing is that it is rooted in grassroots fundamentals—an environment that is ideal for non-profit businesses.

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    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    August 16, 2016 | By: | In: News

    August 16, 2016: Are you a crowdsourcing enthusiast? If so, you probably find it hard to keep up with the latest news because the crowd is literally contributing to positive change all over the world. For this reason IM.se is launching a new blog to give you a rundown of recent stories and help you find the best platforms to contribute your own ideas.

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    3 Reasons Crowdsourcing is Good for Small Businesses

    August 15, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Running a small business is not easy, especially when the small business is just starting out. Any misstep, even well-intentioned, can cause a serious setback. But have no fear! There’s a whole untapped squad of people out there ready to work for you for free! Here are three ways crowdsourcing is good for small businesses.

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    Involving the Crowd in Product Development

    July 18, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Even before the term was coined in Wired Magazine in 2006, crowdsourcing was utilized as a way to accomplish goals. The strategy had been used for several hundred years before it was officially given a name, but since being named, crowdsourcing has grown into a huge field, spawning subdivisions of the strategy and being used for a multitude of purposes. Wikipedia is one of the most recognizable and mainstream instances of crowdsourcing, designed to elicit and compile knowledge from the masses. Crowdsourcing has been used in real time to track public transportation and traffic updates with various apps.

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    The European Crowd Experts: Italy & Cypres

    June 7, 2016 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Life Cycle Processes, News

    The second edition of Crowd Dialog Europe is coming up in September, where participants from all 28 European members countries will discuss the phenomenon of swarm-based innovation processes, alternative financing scenarios and future of work models for practical insights to potential new business fields as well as an international context on trends and its relation to praxis. In preparation for the event we sit down with two of the experts to discuss crowd-related business in Italy and Cypres.

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    5 Steps to Embed Innovation in Your Daily Working Life

    July 20, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Innovation is a word that’s been heard on the lips of more CEOs, read in more broadsheet papers, and detailed in more business magazines in the last ten months than ever before. It’s well regarded that those businesses that fail to innovate risk death; consider the sad fates of longstanding companies like Woolworths, Polaroid, Blockbuster, and Borders over the last ten years. But how, as an individual, can you incorporate innovation and creative thinking into your everyday working life, all while keeping up with the already manic pace of modern business?

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    The Creative Destruction of Your Job

    July 9, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    The rise of crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, crowdtransporting, crowdletting, etc., has transformed our economy. It has also ushered in the era of the shared economy. Previously marginalized people can now contribute, no matter how small, to all walks of life. It seems to be a fantastic opportunity for the world to access the untapped skill of the crowd. But what about the people whose jobs this makes redundant? Whither the expert?

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    Taking the Guesswork Out of Innovation

    June 29, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Innovation has become a bit of a business buzzword. Every CEO and CIO worth their salt wants to be seen to be on the forefront, bringing new products and services to a market. However, it doesn’t always go to plan, and rushing in to things head first without the proper due diligence can land a company in hot water.

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    Até onde Crowdsourcing pode ir?

    June 24, 2015 | By: | In: Edição em português

    As origens do ‘crowdsourcing’ vêm muito no mundo dos negócios. O termo é amplamente aceito como tendo sido cunhado pela revista Wired em 2006, em artigo analisando como as empresas estavam começando a terceirizar tarefas, normalmente entregues por um indivíduo a um maior número de pessoas, na expectativa de que obteria resultados mais rápidos por um preço menor. Desde então, o uso de técnicas de crowdsourcing em negócios está mais estabelecido. Crowdfunding, por exemplo, tornou-se uma maneira comum de levantar fundos, enquanto os clientes Spigit Engage fornecem um grande exemplo de como as empresas estão aplicando crowdsourcing para o processo de inovação.

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    How Far Can Crowdsourcing Go?

    June 22, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    The origins of ‘crowdsourcing’ lie very much in the business world. The term is widely accepted to have been coined by Wired magazine in 2006, in an article analysing how businesses were beginning to outsource tasks, usually handled by an individual to a larger number of people, in the expectation it would gain faster results for a cheaper price. Since then, business use of crowdsourcing techniques has become more established. Crowdfunding, for example, has become a common way of raising funds, while Spigit Engage customers provide a great example of how businesses are applying crowdsourcing to the innovation process.

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    Working the Crowd – Don’t Get Lost

    November 19, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Utilising crowd led approaches to create value is increasingly familiar in both the literature of business comment and reporting and through our own experience. Crowdassets, as we refer to them, represent a profound and enduring source of innovation and we must adapt and respond to this opportunity. In the fourth of a series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, we are going to provide a more holistic view of the concepts as well as the means to embrace the growing opportunities presented by the crowd empowered ecosystem.

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    10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding

    January 10, 2013 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Scott Steinberg, author of The Crowdfunding Bible and CEO of TechSavvy Global, was recently interviewed by ReadWriteWeb and shared some valuable insights into successful crowdsourcing. Consumer product ideas that resonate with large numbers of people tend to perform well using this funding model; technology and B2B products usually don’t.

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    7 Reasons to Avoid Crowdfunding

    November 6, 2012 | By: | In: Around the Web

    In the wake of tight credit markets, crowdfunding — also known as crowdsourcing — arose as a source to provide capital to fund innovative ideas. This new form of equity financing enables a company to raises funding through small contributions from a large group of individuals via an online platform. But it does have some significant drawbacks.

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    7 Reasons to Avoid Crowdfunding

    October 31, 2012 | By: | In: Around the Web

    In the wake of tight credit markets, crowdfunding — also known as crowdsourcing — arose as a source to provide capital to fund innovative ideas. This new form of equity financing enables a company to raises funding through small contributions from a large group of individuals via an online platform. But it does have some significant drawbacks.

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