Crowdsourcing Can Be Your Business Momentum Builder: Like Linden Lab and Virgin Mobile

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Pearson Education, Feb 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 11 pages
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This Element is an excerpt from We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business (9780132244794) by Barry Libert and Jon Spector. Available in print and digital formats.


How Virgin Mobile and other leading-edge companies are driving new momentum through Internet crowdsourcing.


GM has created a whole complex where you can go to a drive-in theater or tune-up shop and, oh yes, check out the Pontiac Solstice. At Dell’s factory, you can customize your PC and have it shipped to your door. Reuters has set up a newsroom. You can enjoy it all without moving an inch. You’re in Second Life, the online virtual universe….


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Barry Libert is chairman of Mzinga, a leading enterprise social technology and services provider. The company manages over 14,000 online communities, which draws more than 60 million total online visitors every month. Libert is a recognized authority on entrepreneurial leadership strategies and a pioneer in the business use of social technologies. A one-time McKinsey & Company consultant, he has coauthored highly-regarded books, including Cracking the Value Code and Value RX. Jon Spector is President and CEO of The Conference Board, the world's preeminent business membership and research organization. He previously served as Vice Dean and Director of Wharton's Aresty Institute of Executive Education; as CEO of several venture-backed startup companies; and as Principal in 1986 and Director in 1992 at McKinsey & Company.

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