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From fiction to fact: interview with Esa Nikkilä

Posted on by Safia Bhutta

… has some very interesting projects going on. Then there’s exciting musical stuff like Imogen Heap’s collaboration with her fans and Kaiser Chief’s crowdsourced album.

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 …

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Confidence tricks: can crowdsourcing keep our feet on the ground?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… lost in the wilderness ), or setting the treadmill too fast and ending up in a spluttering heap on the gym floor, most of us can relate to its sentiment.

But misplaced confidence can go beyond slapstick, with devastating consequences. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the continued resistance to tackling climate change are arguably two such examples.

Don’t worry, I know what I’m doing

But what makes us overconfident in our judgments? And what keeps those with valuable …

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Smartsheet: the deadliest app in town?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… bad in under two years.

Educating Turkers

With bags of ambition, a stylish interface and a heap of clever features, Smartsheet is the kind of app it’s hard not to like. But does that make it a killer? The answer is, like great comedy or perfectly cooked eggs, it’s all about the timing. Even if Smartsheet was the best piece of software ever to roll onto the web, if people aren’t ready, it’ll be about as deadly as a tame rabbit.

For Smartsheet I’d say the biggest hurdle is …

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