Tag Archives: Crowdsourcing

Some interesting crowdsourcing businesses

We discussed the sharing economy and some crowdsourcing businesses in last week’s class. I love most of the example companies we talked about like Airbnb and Uber. It reminds me of some other interesting companies that we didn’t have a chance to mention but I really want to share with you guys. A photo-sharing app […]

Poll: Is Crowdsourcing a Problem-solving Technique or Just Another Marketing Campaign?

In the last decade crowdsourcing has become a critical tool for businesses to solve some of their biggest problems. Crowdsourcing can effectively and efficiently solve business challenges in IT, product development, operations, and other functions. According to Google (a crowdsourcing genius), the definition of crowdsource is: “obtain information or input into a particular task or […]

Could you work in a place like this?

I’m talking about the crowd-sourced workplace. In 1913 Henry Ford introduced the assembly line for the Model T.  It changed the factory workplace. It had an enormous impact on efficiency by moving the work from one worker to another until it became a complete unit. It remains in place for many manufacturers to this day.   The […]

Quora.com – A Treasure Trove of Crowdsourced Expert Knowledge

Have you ever wondered, “What’s the best way to escape the police in a high-speed car chase?”  or “What’s it like to be a self-made millionaire before the age of 25” or “What was it like to be in the World Trade Center at the time of the 9/11 attacks”. The curious child in all of […]