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A crowd inside

When you read the original (and, in my opinion, still the best) definition of crowdsourcing proposed by Jeff Howe in 2006–“the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally … Continue reading

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Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Solve the Refugee Crisis in Europe?

(A longer version of this piece originally appeared on the Qmarkets blog) The refugee crisis that keeps tormenting Europe, as serious as it is, has two additional troubling features. First, despite the fact that the humanitarian situation in the Middle … Continue reading

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How to Win a War?

What do you need to win a war? First, an army equipped with modern weapons and instilled with high spirit. Second, a vibrant economy capable of sustaining the hardship of continued military operations. Third, strong public support of the country’s … Continue reading

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Can Crowdsourcing Beat Ebola?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned recently that “the death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months.” A WTO official added that … Continue reading

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