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What Does Flex Time Really Imply?

Everyone is fond of bringing up 3M and Google’s practice that offered their employees “20% Time” to try out new ideas outside of their job description. In other words, one day out of their week – they didn’t have a title or a job description – but rather just the organizational goal of making their … Continued

Crowdsourcing and the Future of Car Insurance

This post is guest written by Kelly McMurtrie of She has outlined an introduction to crowdsourcing in the insurance industry. Have you met the insurance industry yet? The answer, for crowdsourcers, is a resounding, “Yes.” They’ve met and had coffee, and now the relationship appears to be blossoming into something deeper. The introduction happened in … Continued

Innovation From Within

Some of my favorite crowdsourcing stories detail ideas that have emerged from surprising places. When all lanes on the idea expressway are open, good ideas can surface faster from any source : gamers completing complex protein research – a grad student who finds a solution to nitrate poisoning. I like rooting for the underdog, an … Continued