It only took me six years as a crowdsourcing practitioner, but I finally got around to reading “The Wisdom of Crowds,” one of the flagship books in our industry. It provided for powerful reflection on what we’re doing right, and perhaps more importantly, wrong. In the book, author James Surowiecki builds the case for the … Continued
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The three things I learned about crowdsourced innovation are: Innovation is required to be competitive, creating a concrete innovation system helps firms get ahead, and the hardest aspects of crowdsourced innovation are participation and accountability.
Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization. The downside of using this model is that buy-in from other departments may be hard to achieve as the innovation department may seem out of touch … Continued
This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City where I participated in an informative and lively workshop with 15 Latin American Mayors. The Mayors traveled to the United States from Brazil to learn about innovations in community policing. The session was held at the historical Columbia University School of International and … Continued
Did you know that Alexander Hamilton, the First Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America was from the Caribbean island of Nevis? Yes, he was! As a member of the Caribbean diaspora, I find this fact to be rather intriguing! Another notable political figure born to Jamaican immigrants is former Secretary of … Continued