Archive | Crowdsourcing/Outside Innovation

23 July 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Ponoko: Innovative Company of the Week

The entire production chain is being opened up, ever so slowly and minutely. Small scale design, manufacture, and distribution – in units as few as 1 – have been decoupled and are available to anyone, anywhere. The latest example of which is Ponoko (via MadeForOn), out of the recently productive New Zealand (see: Flight of […]

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10 June 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Open Source Car

Open Source Car hopes to design and develop a car over the web. This falls right in line with the original concept I was focusing on around crowdsourcing design and development of physical products, but it is about 469 steps down the line in terms of complexity. It will likely be a great learning experience, […]

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13 April 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Summary of Crowdsourced Innovation

Brilliant research by this Finnish fella. Exactly what I have been saying, but more… concise and professional-like. I totally buy into open and crowdsourced innovation, but, there is still a solid place for the old style. Case in point: iPhone, iPod, MacBook… really anything Apple does. It’s very secretive with it’s creations and generally comes […]

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02 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Now Dell’s Doing It

Ideastorm.com is a perfect example of what the big companies are doing around this area. Dell is soliciting ideas for products and services they should offer, anyone can vote on and discuss the best ones, and, of course, the most popular might find its way into a real product. I’ll have to add them to […]

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28 March 2007 ~ 0 Comments

And, thus, it begins…

For a long time I have had an intense interest in: Social computing/Web 2.0 Crowdsourcing Great design Radically open business The world is flat/outsourcing/the ability for tiny companies to outsource/freelance what in the past only large companies could Entrepreneurship in general One day, after following these topics over several years, I was struck by an […]

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