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Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner - Harvard Business Review

Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner - Harvard Business Review | Organization Management | Scoop.it

To answer the most vexing innovation and research questions, crowds are becoming the partner of choice. Apple has turned to large numbers of users and developers distributed around the world to propel its growth by creating apps and podcasts that enhance its products. Biologists at the University of Washington used crowds of external contributors to map the structure of an AIDS-related virus that had stumped academic and industry experts for more than 15 years. Despite a growing list of success stories, only a few companies use crowds effectively—or much at all.

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Interesting observation: "[Crowd-powered problem solving] can operate at a scale that exceeds even that of the biggest and most complex global corporation..."

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Four seriously cool ways nonprofits are using crowdsourcing

Four seriously cool ways nonprofits are using crowdsourcing | Organization Management | Scoop.it

Here are four ways modern nonprofits are using crowdsourcing to get their good deeds done.

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Technology provides many tools. We just have to learn how to use them.

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