Crowdsourcing

Discover the impactful ways crowdsourcing – the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal, often for innovation, problem solving, or efficiency – is being applied on many different levels and across various industries.

How Social Media Can Help Find Your Missing Child

Find Your Missing Child (FYMC) was founded after a social media and email campaign helped one man find his missing child. Its goal is to educate families about the community-building powers of social media and email to aid in the search of a missing child. Using...

Using the Crowd to Predict

One of the earliest scientific understandings of the crowd came from the  brilliant Francis Galton. According to his Wikipedia entry Galton was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, Geographer, inventor, meteorologist,...

Webinar: Crowdsourcing for Global Innovation

Webinar: Crowdsourcing for Global Innovation

Chaordix is hosting a live webinar via the Conference Board of Canada on "Crowdsourcing for Global Innovation" this coming Tuesday, Feb. 5th at 1pm EST. The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present Crowdsourcing for Global Innovation, a live webinar on...

Why Encouraging Childlike Creativity is Essential in Business

Kids are naturally creative. If left to their own devices with crayons, paint—even a cardboard box, wonderful things often blossom. So what happens as we get older? Many people think kid “lose” that creativity. However, it’s really the grownups who take it away from...

Do You Spot a Difference?

Yes, yes! Apart from the fact that they are pictures of two different Presidents and their wives during their respective inauguration, what is a striking difference between the two? The first picture with President Bill Clinton seems more uptight and bureaucratic with...

Board of Directors = Enemy of Innovation?

  (reposted from 15 Inno) I recently provided five reasons why executives do a poor job on innovation and although this makes it difficult for innovation leaders to do their job, I am glad to say that things are changing for the better. A new generation of...

Why Crowdsource?

Why Crowdsource?

In 2006, Jeff Howe coined the term crowdsourcing and he defined it via his Wired Magazine as the “act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of...