Melanie Colling: Purpose Driven Projects

Melanie Colling: Connect and Grow Rich Melanie Colling runs Purpose Driven Projects to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses through projects. For me, that’s an instantly curious topic – lots of people are talking about purpose and we all have projects, but few are talking about ‘purpose-driven projects’. Previously Mel had worked in the corporate world […]

Brad Krauskopf – The Power of Collaboration

Brad Krauskopf

Welcome to Episode 010 of the Ideas Architect Podcast. Our Topic… With my co-host Andrew O’Brien from Partnerunning, we talk with the co-founder and CEO of Hub Melbourne and Hub Australia, Brad Krauskopf. He’s also worked with various businesses in events management and technology. Plus, he is a member of the Advisory Team for RMIT’s […]

How to Make Wise Decisions – Superlinks

Derived from James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds 1 Wise: How to Make Collaborative Decisions 2 Book Review : The Wisdom of Crowds 3 Collective Wisdom and Group Decisions 4 Four Qualities of Wise Crowds 5 The Surprising Key to Business Success 6 Four Levels of Collective Decision Making […]

15 Ways to Collect Crowd Wisdom

Derived From James Surowiecki, Wisdom of Crowds Actions : Here’s fifteen ways you can collect and profit from the wisdom of crowds. 1 Diverse Groups Set up diverse groups and teams filled with a diversity of thinking and learning styles 2 Feedback Ask for feedback from those around you. Be cautious about relying on friends […]

Four Ways to Fuel Innovation

Four ways to fuel innovation

Innovation is an essential part of any growing organisation. Here are four ways to fuel innovation in your team as derived from James Surowiecki, Wisdom of Crowds – we rapped this book as part of the Book Rapper book summary series.   1: Redefine Success To spark an innovation revolution in your industry redefine what […]

Double Sided Innovation Example 3: Football Coaches

Derived From James Surowiecki, Wisdom of Crowds Football Coaches Football games are a great public vehicle for observing innovation in action and the influence of crowds. Three key factors come into play: The decision-making is made in the public arena in front of a crowd. Everyone in the crowd seems to have an opinion. The […]

Double Sided Innovation Example 2: Radio

Derived From James Surowiecki, Wisdom of Crowds Radio In the early days of radio three companies in the US dominated – American Marconi, NESCO and De Forest Wireless Telegraphy. Each of these companies had very different approaches to how to develop and distribute radio. More interestingly each of these companies was sponsored in different ways: […]

Double Sided Innovation Example 1: Motor Cars

Double Sided Innovation - Model T Ford

Most innovation programs only focus on one side of the problem – the generation of ideas. But unless you also provide and develop champions and sponsors of ideas, the level of innovation results will be minimal. In James Surowiecki’s best-selling book, The wisdom of crowds he shares a number of examples of double-sided innovation. (We […]

The Forgotten Side of Innovation – Side 2

Derived From James Surowiecki, Wisdom of Crowds Step 2: Sponsor Ideas The second step for innovation is for the ideas to be adopted, sponsored and championed by a diverse audience. The archenemy of a creative idea is an audience who doesn’t perceive it’s true value and the result is that everyone takes the same approach. […]

Four Levels of Collective Decision Making

Derived From James Surowiecki, Wisdom of Crowds PROFIT : If Collective Decision Making is better than doing it alone, how can we tap into this source of power? Clearly this depends upon the size of the group you are starting with and relying upon. Here, we look at four group sizes and how you can […]