Research

A New Form of Crowdsourcing for Innovation: Problemsourcing

An increasing number of companies use crowdsourcing today, tasking the crowd to come up with creative solutions to their corporate problems. But this open, company-initiated approach has drawbacks, like the uncertainty of crowd response, the temporary nature of the relationship or the identity clash that can arise when there is a poor fit with the identity or culture of the organization.

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When Right is Wrong

In my recent post How to Get the Wrong Answer, I stated that analytic correctness (e.g. the "right answer") increases when large volumes of data are highly varied. Analytic correctness also has a corollary statement: the right answer is wrong if it takes too long too calculate.

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When Do People Care About Privacy?

Privacy: In the tech world, it’s the little-big issue that could. You’ve heard all of the arguments before. With few paid subscription models, it’s difficult to monetize the internet without sacrificing some privacy to advertisers, and even those with paid models would scarcely pass up the chance to harvest and benefit from user data.

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