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The Crowd

Jonathan Haber | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

One of the things we are supposed to be celebrating in this era of social media, open-source everything, citizen journalism, and various forms of "super-enabling" Internet politics is how it frees us from having to rely on authority.

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

Small Crowdfunding Donations Have Large Economic Impact

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Sandy Abrams

Kickstarter has made an indelible mark on our culture. Those average $30 donations have added up to tremendous economic benefits that have enhanced our lives and will continue to do so every single day with the accessibility of crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter. All it takes now is a dream, a plan, a camera, a laptop...and some generous strangers.

Slum Residents In Kenya Map Their Homes Because Google Can't

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact

Ten young adults who live in Mathare, a large slum in Nairobi, got a crash course last month in cartography 2.0. They learned how to use their smartph...

How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy

Re-Give | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology

UNDISCOVERED How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy Social Actions engender beneficial outcomes for society and the environment, from ...

Shortening Distances in Economic Development: The Poor as a Digital Crowd

FOMIN | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact

By Cesar Buenadicha César Buenadicha has led programs in social innovation, crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, micro-franchising, educational l...

Mom Without Memories

Adam Grossman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Adam Grossman

My mother, who was once the primary caretaker of her husband and three kids, who worked as a substitute teacher and part time editor of the Harvard Business Review, who threw amazing parties and volunteered at the temple and ran a gourmet catering business in her spare time, has Alzheimer's Disease, just as her mother and brother had it before her.

Crowdsourcing the Future of a Social Movement

Doug Hattaway | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Doug Hattaway

How an innovative campaign lifted up the voices of people across the United States to help inform movement leaders about the hopes, fears, and ideas o...

Real Voters Ask All The Questions For This Senate Debate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics

If you’ve been frustrated by presidential primary debates featuring questions by media personalities that skip issues that actually affect people’...

Why On-Demand Technologies Are Good for Productivity

David Hale | Posted 04.18.2016 | Technology
David Hale

The latest Labor Department numbers are in, and they confirm the health of the labor market. Impressively, initial jobless claims are the lowest they ...

Girls' School Alums Raise $180,000 For Beloved Security Guard's Retirement

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Good News

A gold watch wasn’t enough for a security guard with a heart of gold. Kifleab Tekle received a check for $183,179 from former students and parents a...

London Startups: Getting Attention in a Noisy Space

Kristen Tyrrell | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Kristen Tyrrell

There is a sublime energy in London. Young people from all over the world are relocating, re-envisioning, and redefining industries with better techno...

5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Regulation A+

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

Ok I admit it. I was a Regulation A+ skeptic. When the JOBS Act first came out in 2012, predictions that the JOBS Act makeover of Regulation A would b...

Rebuilding the Dead Syria

Rameh Shirazi | Posted 03.22.2016 | College
Rameh Shirazi

If Syrians are given the chance to gain expertise in social work programs, they can help Syrian refugee communities in neighboring countries from marginalization and possibly rebuild, democratically, a better Syria with a better civil society.

Here's How Hyperloop Is Revolutionizing Crowdsourcing

Jason Volmut | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Jason Volmut

While crowd-funding is attractive to many entrepreneurs, it has a high failure rate. There's a new model in crowd-powered platforms: JumpStartFund. Ju...

Crowdsourcing Your Innovation

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In 2000, I predicted that we would see innovation as a service in the near future. NASA recently invited users from to help them solve ...

There's a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.

Breaking into the Ad Industry: It's Becoming More About Talent

Molly Reynolds | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Molly Reynolds

As a new writer many years back, I submitted work to a studio that was looking for "fresh new talent." I received strong interest from them about a certain piece, which sparked a back and forth that lasted over a period of weeks.

Why Transparency Is Transformative

Paul Massey | Posted 02.14.2016 | Impact
Paul Massey

We see enormous opportunity in the practice of embracing ongoing engagement about transparency to drive reputation, performance and impact. But it takes courage, resolve and preparation to invite people into your process, talk about incremental progress and be candid about your failures.

Human-machine superintelligence: how to live and prosper with AI

George Zarkadakis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Marvin Minsky, one of the fathers of AI, published a book in 1986 with the title "Society of Mind" where he described a theory of intelligence. Minky'...

Five Ways to Travel for Free in 2016

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Travel can be cheap, but it is never free. Couch-surfing is cheap -- but not free. Joining the Peace Corps will allow you to travel, but you have to give up years of your life. House-sitting at Aunt Jennifer's in Boca is cheap, but not free -- think of all those cats.

Let's Get Virtual

Wikistrat | Posted 01.19.2016 | Technology

I work at a virtual organization which operates a virtual community of professionals. This means that I work at a virtual entity whose employees are in different offices, cities and countries (and even on different continents), and with a network of experts who collaborate remotely. And I love it!

This New App Will Change The Way You Think About Thinking

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

As many as 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders in the United States -- and now there's a smartphone program to help ease their experience....

10 Steps to Eradicate Corruption

Miguel Marshall | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Miguel Marshall

My proposed solution to eradicate corruption, starting at a local level, is simple. We should introduce a startup mentality into policy making, where we can come up with solutions quickly, validate them efficiently and scale them once they gain traction.

Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying - May the Force be With You.