csw global 2018

Kiva Launches Microlending in India

Kiva.org is now working in India. The microlending non-profit made the announcement yesterday in a press release. What's The Big Deal And why India? 32% of the population falls below the international poverty line. And 68% of the population is living on less than $2 a...

4 Examples of Revolutionary Crowdsourcing Projects

4 Examples of Revolutionary Crowdsourcing Projects

The crowdsourcing -- work process -- has been getting a great deal of attention. In part, crowdsourcing can thank Jeff Howe for all this attention. But to be clear crowdsourcing has existed well before Howe coined the phrase. I can argue that crowdsourcing has existed...

Singapore Celebrates its 47 Years of Independence

The Lion City, 47 years ago separated from Malaysia and gained its independence to become the Republic of Singapore. And its planning an incredible National Day Parade (NDP) to celebrate. A Brief History Singapore has a rich history. The southeast asian city-state can...

Will Crowdfunding Platforms Help Fund Civic Projects

  Thinking Kickstarter When we hear crowdfunding many of us -- including me -- think Kickstarter. Which is understandable since the crowdfunding company has successfully launched over 65 thousand projects. And has over $305 million in total dollars pledged to all...

Crowdsourcing Contest Reveals the Hilton Brand

Crowdsourcing Contest Reveals the Hilton Brand

French reserachers Lobre & Lebraty say that the value of crowdsourcing lies in the innovativeness of ideas and in the authenticity of contributions. This post is about a specific case where crowdsourcing is being used by a company to get authentic market feedback...

Crowdsourcing? Why Can’t I Simply Outsource?

So let’s start with the fundamentals -- outsourcing vs. crowdsourcing. Outsourcing The Project So why do you outsource? Wikipedia gives a very nice answer to your question: The most common reasons why companies decide to outsource include cost reduction and cost...