Last week I was invited to sit on a panel at a Churchill Club event in Melbourne
called “Crowdsourcing, the future of HR“. I shared the panel with Leni Mayo – Director, 99 Designs a marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design & Yvonne Adele – Chief Idealist at Ideas Culture, a crowdsourced brainstorming and ideas generation service.
I was first introduced to the whole concept of crowdsourcing when I read James Surowiecki’s book “The Wisdom of the Crowds“. He essentially claims that “large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant — better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future”.
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