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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 GMT1565 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 GMT1618 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 GMT2039 views
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Best Buy ideaX
Best Buy Best Practice: A lesson in crowdsourcing
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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 GMT7703 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 GMT639 views
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BestBuys.com’s PWIN IT! Giveaway
Can you outsource CRM to the crowd?
Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT3947 views
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Buy! Sell! Crowd-funding Helps Boost Cannes Films
document Crowdfunding

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 GMT3836 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 GMT2349 views
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A Quirky Way to Buy Crowdsourced Products and Pitch Your Own
DesignCrowd buys Brandstack and launches BrandCrowd.com
document Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

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 GMT2748 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 GMT1733 views
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Best of Maker Business 2011
Make Your Idea A Reality With Quirky
article Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation, Tools

Quirky is a sort of supercharged Kickstarter for product designs. Product ideas are submitted to Quirky and presented for public endorsement. You can vote on products you like, and if they get...

Seth WJul 17, 2012 03:53 pm GMT1767 views
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Make Your Idea A Reality With Quirky
‘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 GMT2006 views
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‘Mobsters' Emerging Across SA
CityMob
site Distributed Knowledge / Travel

CityMob knows how much you love your city. They love it too! Through collective buying, CityMob offers you unbeatable deals that'll help you experience the best your city has to offer.

Archenette EvangelioApr 14, 2011 10:08 pm GMT1290 views
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CityMob
Better Buy Project
site Open Innovation / Idea Generation

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 GMT1276 views
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Better Buy Project
Using the Crowd to Predict the Future
document Distributed Knowledge

There is, however, evidence that outside factors can impact results of these markets. Some data suggests employees may be overly optimistic regarding company performance tending to artificially...

Jason RobbinsOct 15, 2011 08:58 pm GMT1231 views
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Using the Crowd to Predict the Future
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 GMT22860 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 GMT5179 views
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Crowdfund Investing 101: Five Things to Know Before Jumping In
Crowdfunding

Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best of Crowdfund Capital Advisors co-authored this crowdfund investing primer to provide guidance to investors interested in this emerging financial marketplace.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 11, 2013 12:29 am GMT10741 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 GMT1128 views
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Amazon
Consensus Point
site Distributed Knowledge / Forecasting and Prediction

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 GMT1576 views
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Consensus Point
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