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23 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Open source succeeds under a benevolent dictatorship — and so do co-creation projects

Chris Anderson (of the Long Tail) recently articulated an interesting metaphor regarding social media and driving a project/organization forward. In his post Open source is a company; social media is a country I would call particular attention to his take on successful open source projects: Many people mistakenly think that open source projects are emergent, […]

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14 February 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Part 8: Collaborative Content Creation; or, Crowdsourcing your way to creativity

Crowdsourcing or collaboratively creating content of any kind becomes dicey very quickly and the odds of creating something greater than the sum of its parts are low. In fact, creating by committee generally leads to utter crap. (When was the last time you read and enjoyed a story written line by line by contributors?) But with collaborative sites and, in my view, a talented orchestrator, it might be possible to create something of quality or, at least, facilitate an interesting experience, regardless of the end product.

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22 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

CoInnovative Roundup: 3 Odds and Ends to check out

Innocentive used for non-profit challenges: An interesting addendum to my previous post (Part 6 of The Series), about 20% of Innocentive’s portfolio of projects are aimed towards solving non-profit challenges. Further, they recognize the possibility of pairing this crowd-problem solving with crowdfunding: someone decides to champion a particular problem and, using the Innocentive platform, raises […]

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19 December 2008 ~ 7 Comments

Part 6: Expert sourcing for problem solving and innovation

My former employer Forrester and my former co-worker Chris Townsend recently wrote a report called “Tapping The Wisdom of Experts“. This is an extension or subset of the concept of Innovation Networks which Navi Radjou has been writing about for years at Forrester and can be seen as a subset, as well, of crowdsourcing.

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03 November 2008 ~ 4 Comments

User-led innovation report, the Australians get it.

I finally got around to reading a great report out of Swinburne University of Technology written by Darren Sharp & Mandy Salomon called “User-led Innovation: A New Framework for Co-creating Business and Social Value“. It does a great job of tying together many of the themes discussed on co>innovative. A variety of innovations over the […]

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20 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Can’t we come up with anything better than crowdsourcing?

I dislike the terms crowdsourcing and wisdom of crowds. First of all because the terms, particularly the former, have become the worst of buzzwords, meaning many things to many people and applied in far too many places. Apparently everything online now has some relation to Web 2.0, crowdsourcing, or user generated content. Depending on your […]

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