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Proof That Giving Your Employees More Freedom Makes Them More Productive
document Open Innovation

Researchers led by Phyllis Moen of the University of Minnesota recently evaluated Best Buy's program, launched in 2006 and inspired by Results-Only Work Environment, and found that it...

Fiona MaresJan 05, 2012 11:39 am GMT1667 views
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Proof That Giving Your Employees More Freedom Makes Them More Productive
Yahoo and Best Buy are wrong: Great work can happen from anywhere
article Cloud Labor

Here are some tips for work-anywhere teams: 1. Expect a professional environment, wherever it is 2. Clarify the boundaries 3. Communicate relentlessly 4. Measure people by the...

Harshida PatelMar 12, 2013 10:20 am GMT1727 views
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Yahoo and Best Buy are wrong: Great work can happen from anywhere
Best Buy ideaX
site Open Innovation / Idea Generation

IdeaX is on-going experiment by Best Buy to engage customers to suggest new product ideas. These range from simple ideas that matter to revolutionary ideas that could shape a cooler future for all...

Carl EspostiOct 05, 2010 03:55 pm GMT2256 views
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Best Buy ideaX
Best Buy Best Practice: A lesson in crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is often embraced as a model for open innovation to introduce ideas and influence change from outside the organization. To find out more about how leading companies are using crowdsourcing as a model to drive competitive advantage, I spoke with John Bernier, a Manager within the Emerging Platforms group at Best Buy, and former lead of Best Buy’s Twelpforce initiative, their innovative service that empowers employees from across the country to answer customer questions in real time via Twitter.

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Carl EspostiApr 26, 2011 09:30 pm GMT8081 views
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BestBuys.com’s PWIN IT! Giveaway "Pin it to win it" Contest Combines Social Media, Incredible Prizes and Unlimited Chances to Enter
document Tools

The PWIN IT! contest is simple, elegant and offers customers the chance to win exactly what they want,whether as a gift for someone else or something for themselves.To enter, a customer simply...

Benjamin FosselOct 04, 2012 09:46 pm GMT693 views
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BestBuys.com’s PWIN IT! Giveaway
Can you outsource CRM to the crowd?

I recently spoke to John Bernier from Best Buy, the discussion about Twelpforce as a highly innovative approach to real-time customer service to learn more about the opportunities for crowdsourcing customer service. More recently I interviewed Gioacchino La Vecchia, Chairman and CEO and a co-Founder of CrowdEngineering who, through his CrowdForce platform, is a forerunner in the development of enterprise-class Social CRM solutions. It would seem that international recognitions by industry analysts Gartner and Altimeter, who awarded the accolades of “cool vendor” and “the one to watch” in Social CRM, preceeding last week’s announcement that CrowdEngineering had closed a $4m Series A Round the crowd may have a big role to play in servicing itself!

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Carl EspostiMay 09, 2011 05:44 am GMT4189 views
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Buy! Sell! Crowd-funding Helps Boost Cannes Films
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The success of "Habemus Papam" and "Polisse" at the Cannes film festival hints that crowd-funding -- or raising cash online from many small investors -- could give fans a bigger...

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 22, 2011 05:30 am GMT4083 views
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Buy! Sell! Crowd-funding Helps Boost Cannes Films
A Quirky Way to Buy Crowdsourced Products and Pitch Your Own
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

A large part of Quirky’s success and foundation for it’s sustainable future, are it’s contributors who submit problems to solve and how to solve them. The online community of people spans the...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 17, 2011 03:59 am GMT2459 views
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A Quirky Way to Buy Crowdsourced Products and Pitch Your Own
DesignCrowd buys Brandstack and launches BrandCrowd.com
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The acquisition of Brandstack and the launch of BrandCrowd will further reinforce DesignCrowd?s leadership in crowdsourced graphic design services.The Brandstack acquisition combined with the...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 21, 2011 11:08 am GMT2878 views
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DesignCrowd buys Brandstack and launches BrandCrowd.com
Best of Maker Business 2011
document Crowdfunding

The coming year promises to be as fruitful and exciting for makers as 2011. There are more opportunities for building profitable kit businesses, for finding corporate sponsors for projects or...

Claire MackayJan 01, 2012 07:53 am GMT1832 views
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Best of Maker Business 2011
‘Mobsters' Emerging Across SA
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

CityMob has taken a fresh approach to the hot trend called group buying by making its service highly social, using the principles of crowdsourcing to offer the best places to explore and things to...

Archenette EvangelioApr 14, 2011 10:03 pm GMT2088 views
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‘Mobsters' Emerging Across SA
Better Buy Project
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The acquisition process – the way government buys goods and services – is among the most complex and least transparent aspects of government. The Better Buy Project is asking for your best ideas on...

Archenette EvangelioMay 25, 2011 09:17 am GMT1347 views
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Better Buy Project
10 of the 11 Best Global Brands Use Creative Crowdsourcing
Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Earlier this year, Yannig Roth began to list all the creative crowdsourcing initiatives he could find, applied to Interbrand’s ranking of the 100 Best Global Brands. The result was this living post on his blog, which he's given us permission to re-post here. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 18, 2012 09:19 pm GMT28534 views
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How Crowdsourcing Can Improve Enterprise Tech Buying
Distributed Knowledge

In this guest post, Russell Rothstein, CEO of IT Central Station, explains how crowdsourcing reviews from validated buyers can help fill a need in enterprise technology market. He also touches upon a larger theme – that crowdsourcing (and better access to information in general) is pushing companies to become more transparent.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 06, 2012 06:20 pm GMT5719 views
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Amazon
site Distributed Knowledge / Customer Engagement

Amazon strives to offer visitors the ability to buy anything they want on-line and to be a highly customer-centric company providing tools to engage customers in an environment which is...

Carl EspostiOct 05, 2010 03:56 am GMT1319 views
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Amazon
Consensus Point
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Consensus Point provides enterprise prediction market software, revolutionizing the research industry. The Consensus Point prediction market platform, Huunu, makes innovation more efficient by...

Carl EspostiOct 08, 2010 08:06 pm GMT1746 views
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Consensus Point
Crowdsourcing Implications for Medium and Large Businesses
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Lisa Barone’s “7 Ways to Incorporate Crowdsourcing into Your Business” originally published by OutspokenMedia.com recently sparked quite a discussion amongst the online crowdsourcing community.  While Barone’s article covers a list of crowdsourcing applications for SMBs and start-ups, we should also consider the implications of crowdsourcing for bigger businesses and large enterprises. Crowdsourcing is definitely impacting a wide range of business models, but its use and applicability varies according to the size of the entity.

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Carl EspostiDec 11, 2010 07:34 pm GMT14079 views
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Local Motors, Crowdsourcing the American Dream
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Local Motors' weekly car design contests are effective ways to reach out to the crowd. At the same time, it's a great way to entice more people to buy their products. So, this article is...

Benjamin FosselDec 25, 2010 07:35 am GMT2840 views
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Local Motors, Crowdsourcing the American Dream
Groupon
site Distributed Knowledge / Customer Engagement

Launched in November 2008, Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 300 markets and 35 countries, and soon beyond space. Groupon features a daily...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 06, 2011 04:26 pm GMT2315 views
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Groupon
Too Small to Bag a Bulk Discount? Join the 'Crowdsourcing' Clubs
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Financial Mail looks at the best ways to team up, such as the following: Online Collectives (Incahoot and Groupon) Co-operatives Investment Clubs House Buying

Benjamin FosselFeb 20, 2011 08:57 am GMT1889 views
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Too Small to Bag a Bulk Discount? Join the 'Crowdsourcing' Clubs
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