Crowdsourcing III: One More To Tell You About, Recap & Results of The Playlist Experiment

What do the Oxford English Dictionary, Google and the Eiffel Tower have in common? Bravo. You guessed it. They were all built using crowdsourcing. You got that because you read my first 2 articles on crowdsourcing, right? Well just in case you didn’t then read below for a quick recap. Couldn’t care less either way? Then what are you doing here? Did you do a search on the Eiffel Tower? OK I lied about the Eiffel Tower, but the other two are bang on.

Crowdsourcing II: 10 Interesting and Varied Crowdsourcing Examples

Are you ready to learn some more interesting crowdsourcing examples? A few weeks ago, when we started exploring crowdsourcing together, I promised at the end of that article that I’d continue on the subject giving you some more examples (mainly to save from writing war and peace on the subject in one mammoth article). So here it is – and I’m going to do that via some simple research. p.s. if you want to learn more about what crowdsourcing is and have a bit of background to this article, go and read the previous article on this subject first: Crowdsourcing: … Read The Full Article …

Crowdsourcing: What It Is, How It Works, Why You Should Care & How To Do It!

Crowdsourcing is here to stay. It’s a subject I find fascinating because it combines three of my favorite things: efficiency, simplicity and community. And I’d like to demonstrate to you what it is, how it works and why you should care. So we have a lot to cover here. This is probably going to be a pretty long post but bear with me because it will be worth it. Let’s start at the beginning… What Is Crowdsourcing? Well here is the wikipedia definition: Crowdsourcing is a process that involves outsourcing tasks to a distributed group of people. This process can … Read The Full Article …

Questions (aka The Dangers of Self-Help & Positivity)

Do you believe in positivity? What about cynicism, do you believe in that? No, I’m not asking you to be cynical – well, not entirely 😉 (though I have to admit I have been called cynical plenty of times) – it’s a question of how much positivity vs. how much cynicism – or simply put, questions. I cringe when someone tells me I run a self-help site. I do help people. That’s kind of what consultants are meant to do (i.e. the actual consulting bit is meant to be of use). I also believe that we are more empowered than … Read The Full Article …

The Art Of Nudging: How To Gently Influence Decisions

What do Barack Obama, David Cameron and Angela Merckel have in common? They all believe in ‘Nudging’. They all have ‘Nudge Units’ working for their governments and advising them on how to influence public choices simply by presenting these choices differently. It’s called Choice Architecture. Here’s the example that’s very often given when explaining Nudging because it’s simple yet very effective: changing organ donation from an opt-in to an opt-out option. Rather than having to say you want to donate your organs (which few people do), your organs will be automatically donated unless you say otherwise. Since most people don’t … Read The Full Article …

Ape Not Kill Ape (aka There’s Nothing Wiser Than Nature)

After years of being mis-treated, experimented on and lied to by Humans – via a freak accident causing a global virus – Apes end up being the dominant race on the planet. Unlike humans, Apes survive and thrive based on one simple principle: “Ape Not Kill Ape.” They can fight, hurt each other, even beat each other to near-death, but they can not kill each other. Such a simple premise, but like all great models, ideas or principles, it IS simple. We are stronger when we are together. We are stronger when we help each other. Apes, like humans, are … Read The Full Article …