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I’ll Sadly Miss Two Leaders in the World of Innovation

I’ll Sadly Miss Two Leaders in the World of Innovation

With sad regret I have recently seen the passing of two people who left an indelible mark both on the world of innovation and on me personally. Academic, business leader, author and “management guru” Professor Clayton Christensen, and serial entrepreneur Leila Janah,...

The Decade in Crowdsourcing Transcription

The Decade in Crowdsourcing Transcription

Nine years ago, I summed up 2010 as “the year that crowdsourced transcription finally caught on.” This seems like a good time to review the big developments in the field over the decade that 2010 launched. What the field looked like in 2010 It’s interesting to look...

A Guide to Financing a Book Through Crowdfunding

A Guide to Financing a Book Through Crowdfunding

A lot of new authors now are choosing to finance their e-book and cover their expenses throughout the writing process thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. You might be wishing you could write full-time but you couldn’t leave the stability of a paying job. The good news...

New for 2020: Investors Tapping into Crowd Intelligence

New for 2020: Investors Tapping into Crowd Intelligence

Crowdsourcing is proving to be the belle of the ball for attracting the attention of investors and sharing potential funding opportunities. Peer to peer lending has reached $25 billion while equity funding raised $2.5 billion through crowdsourcing. In the last five...

A Snapshot of Crowdsourcing in Asia

A Snapshot of Crowdsourcing in Asia

When considering crowdsourcing across an entire continent, this can be only a cross-section of what has caught our attention. The selected examples have been chosen to show the flexibility and almost ubiquitous nature of crowdsourcing as a powerful tool for aims...

Crowdsourcing in Saudi Arabia

Crowdsourcing in Saudi Arabia

Early this year a submission from Tam Development made it to the shortlist of nominees in the BOLD Awards 2019. In partnership with 20 government and private entities in Saudi Arabia and the wider Arab region, and under the leadership of their CEO and co-founder...