Indonesia’s Joko Widodo to Crowdsource Cabinet, Boosting People Participation in Government“An inclusive government” was the campaign mantra of Indonesia’s Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on his way to winning to the country’s presidential election results announced on July 22nd. And Jokowi is following up on his agenda - soliciting opinion from ordinary Indonesians and crowdsource cabinet ministers in his governmentThe Read more
The crowd knows best – well most times at least! The CSW team will show you more reasons to trust crowds and tap into your community through CSW Europe coming up October 14-16, 2014 in Copenhagen. Do you have a roadmap for unleashing the collective potential of your community? We’re tapping top leaders across Europe to Read more
Empowered people, connected via the Internet are a socially productive community at the center of the honeycomb graphic produced by Crowd Companies and sharing economy thought leader, Jeremiah Owyang (watch Jeremiah’s keynote address and view his slides at CSW Global ’14 here). Today economic and social drivers powered by technology are helping them share goods, services, Read more

The Myth of the Lone Genius

Monday, 21 July 2014 by
A very interesting opinion piece on the NY Times by Joshua Wolf Shenk dwells on the myth of the lone genius. History has perennially celebrated lone geniuses like Einstein, Picasso, Shakespeare, King while barely acknowledging their creative partners and collaborators whom the author credits as being important in the innovation process. He says that the Read more
AirBnb wants to emphasize the feeling of belonging through its new logo and web redesign with a powerful message – Belong Anywhere. The tech company that has been one of the pioneers of the tech+sharing economy space wants to underscore its message and mission to bring people together and revive the feeling of community that Read more
Ericsson has launched a crowdsourcing component to its Networked Society City Index. Its aim is to measure the performance of cities from two perspectives: their information and communications tech maturity and their sustainable urban development; the Triple Bottom Line (TBL). A hierarchical index model is chosen to make the methods easier to appreciate. The index Read more
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