Many are excited about the new collaborative economy, where people use common technologies to get what they need from each other. This has created disruptions for some industries, but overall, holds much business opportunity for progressive companies. Progressive companies can glean greater loyalty through crowdfunding, … Continue readingIs the Crowd a Disruption or an Opportunity for Large Companies?
Photo :”Conversation” by Steve Bridger, used with Creative Commons license. Buzzwords, buzzwords, buzzwords! Nothing is more fun than using buzzwords except one thing: Reading all the buzzwords on a single page. Impress your colleagues at the co-working spot, your tatted Lyft drivers, and your hot … Continue readingA Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy
Large companies seek signals from market leaders on future trends –so they can align their plans in the right direction. One clear signal that rings loud and clear is the United States White House’s commitment to innovation in the Maker Movement. The Maker Movement, which … Continue readingThe White House Embraces the Maker Movement
A large crowd convenes at a Maker Faire for the full scale mouse trap. This maker movement puts power in the hands of the people to fund, design, prototype, produce, manufacture, distribute, market and sell their own goods. This movement impacts global manufacturing as creation … Continue readingMaker Movement and 3D Printing: Industry Stats
I wanted to know how 3D printers will impact corporations, so I took a class. I find value in hands-on field research In the aim for further understanding the impact of the empowered customers to corporations, I took a class on 3D printing at my … Continue reading3D-Printing Clunky, But Shows World-Changing Promise
Above Image: The orange Wikispeed SGT01 Roadster: crowd-funded, crowd-designed, crowd-produced, hitting the streets in small batches now for $25k, oh, and it gets 100 miles per gallon. What if I told you the next affordable, long range, fuel efficient vehicle might be assembled in your garage … Continue readingIn the Collaborative Economy, the Crowd has Built a Car
For my third year, I spent yesterday at the Maker Faire, in Silicon Valley. Unlike any other year, the crowds were overflowing, suggesting this movement was growing faster than the cottage industry before. To put this into context, the maker movement is yet (another) disruption … Continue readingThe Maker Movement Disrupts Brands, Provides Opportunities