With James Surowiecki, we discuss crowdsourcing theory and explore how companies of the future might harness new technology to mine the collective wisdom of the crowd – tapping into new levels of ideation and innovation, intelligent prediction and solution-finding schemas.
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Economist and author James Surowiecki is the foremost authority on harnessing the collective wisdom of organizations for competitive advantage. In his acclaimed book The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations, Surowiecki argues that a diverse, independent and decentralized group of people, under the right conditions, make the smartest choices.
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- The wisdom of crowds.
- How a crowd can stand out.
- What we can learn from crowds.
- The leadership of individuals in crowds.
- How companies are utilizing crowdsourcing.
- How individuals can stay competitive today.
- The risks of crowdsourcing.
- Crowds and the economic crisis.
- The cause and effect of the economic crash.
- Lessons learned from the recent past.
- The need for government involvement.
- Hopping off the bandwagon.
- The impact on consumers of information.