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The business of business cards

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… it is not souvenirs stretching my suitcase pockets as I board the plane, but hundreds of business cards. While this isn’t problematic in the same way that illicit elephant tusks are, it does cause a headache nonetheless.

It is an issue I’m sure nearly every office is familiar with: how do you file these contacts in a meaningful way, allowing for both flexibility in the way data are structured and in how they can be accessed by your team?

Don’t start me up

The problem is …

Tags: business cards contacts crowdsourcing filing microtask


Flop Idol: another crowdsourcing contest site gets Minted

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

If you’ve ever started your own business, you’ll know that it’s not all champagne and billion-dollar IPOs. For any number of reasons, most new businesses die slow, painful deaths (but not before sucking up every dollar in a surrounding 3 mile radius).

One month into starting her own branded-stationary company, Mariam Naficy was well aware of this. Her company, Minted, was running out of money and had yet to sell even a …

Tags: business Christmas crowd crowdsourcing Mariam Naficy microwork Minted Naficy PRWEB Real Simple san francisco

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From fiction to fact: interview with Esa Nikkilä

Posted on by Safia Bhutta

… Finally, what is your favorite book?

In the past few years I’ve been forced to read a lot of business books about innovation, start-ups, management and marketing etc. But really, that ain’t my kind of literature at all. It’s hard to name one favorite book, but if I had to I’d say Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Of course, in the near future my favorite book is going to be Pirunmeri – the novel by the people of Finland

Tags: business Business Services crowd crowdsourcing George Orwell Imogen Heap microtask microwork Otto Maja Talkoot


From January to June: six months of micro (and macro) work

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

Believe it or not, it has been over six months since our last Microtask news update . Back in the chilly depths of December, we wondered what new crowdsourcing delights (and disasters) 2011 might bring. Now, summer’s here and the whole of Helsinki seems to have abandoned work to sunbathe in the park (you can almost hear the economy grinding to a halt). We thought it was …

Tags: BBC Bruce Sterling business crowd crowdsourcing Helsinki microwork new york times Ville Miettinen

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Crowdsourcing Forums, a Daily appointment

Posted on by David Bratvold

… the world a place to ask and answer questions about this relatively new process that impacts business, funding, activism and communications. We thought it would be beneficial to bring together the companies and individuals who are contemplating – or utilizing – crowdsourcing to help develop best practices and elevate the quality of all of our crowdsourcing efforts.

Echoing my thoughts, Rafael Zatti, founder of ideias.me says “participating in the creation of the forums was …

Tags: Brazil business crowd crowdsourcing distributed work google Karl Rove microwork open innovation Peter Fader