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Entries by Dennis Whittle from 10/2009

CrowdSourcing vs. OpenSourcing

| Posted 10.07.2009 | Technology

Crowdsourcing does have a role when you need to get feedback on a concept from potential users to see if it is is marketable. But that is different from coming up with the breakthrough ideas.

Darwin and Development

| Posted 10.21.2009 | Impact

"Growth is innovation, and you can't know in advance how to do the innovative thing, or else it wouldn't be an innovation. Development is BOTTOM-UP ...

Owen Barder on "Beyond Planning"

| Posted 10.22.2009 | Impact

This paper "Beyond Planning: Markets and Networks for Better Aid" by Owen Barder at CGD looks worth reading. Here is the summary: The political econ...

Transparency on Trial?

| Posted 10.22.2009 | Impact

A number of commenters have asked me to weigh in on the lively debate that emerged from David Roodman's ...