Tag Archives: COVID-19

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

(A version of this article was originally posted to the Qmarkets blog) The unprecedented shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to change the ways they do business. Almost every business operation has been affected: from the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing: Going Above and Beyond Consumer Products

(This piece was originally posted to the HeroX blog) In the past few years, crowdsourcing has finally come of age as a powerful open innovation tool allowing organizations – including corporations, government agencies, and non-profits – to use external crowds to … Continue reading

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Does the Term “Closed Innovation” Still Have Meaning?

(This piece was originally posted to the HeroX blog) Remember the famed Bell Labs, once a powerful R&D center for the telecommunication equipment company Lucent Technologies (acquired by Nokia in 2016)? Bell Labs’ researchers are credited with the development of radio … Continue reading

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Sharing Knowledge in Times of Crisis – and Beyond

(This piece was originally posted to the HeroX blog) In March 2020, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy1 released an open dataset of scientific information on the novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing worldwide pandemic. Titled COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Predictions

There is a popular joke (attributed to Niels Bohr): “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” I remembered it when I picked up the March-April 2020 issue of the MIT Technology Review. Subtitled “The prediction issue,” it … Continue reading

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