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The Master List of the Collaborative Economy: Rent and Trade Everything

The Master List of the Collaborative Economy: Rent and Trade Everything
My next Open Research report (see my body of research) will be about the Rise of the Collaborative Economy. If you’d like to be interviewed for this upcoming report, please fill out this submission form. In my career as an analyst, I often list all the players in a category, announce a formal research effort, then publish a series of analyses, as part of my continuing methodology. In this case I will also be presenting my findings as a speaker at LeWeb, whose theme, “Digital Hippies” is directly related to this trend. Thanks to friend Loic Lemeur for triggering this idea. [Collaborative Economy Defined: A digital system that manages the coordination of buyers and sellers who offer or exchange used products and remnant services] [Market impact: These startups enable the crowd to get what they need from each other –rather than go to corporations] The Three Categories of Collaborative Economy Markets Within this market, there are multiple use scenarios.

The Dirt on Editorial Calendars The world loves a scandal. And there was never more satisfying scuttlebutt than that surrounding the gossip-mongers at News of the World. While the rest of the world is giggling over the guy who tried to “pie” Rupert Murdoch, I have been writing this blog and imagining what was on the News of the World’s editorial calendar. From the scenarios I’ve read, it might have looked something like this: (click image to enlarge) Of course, editorial calendars are not just for questionable news organizations. Calendaring: It’s not as easy as you think Editorial calendars seem easy enough. Unfortunately, the chances of somebody else’s calendar template being exactly what you need are slim-to-none. Start by defining a purpose It sounds like common sense, but the first step toward a successful editorial calendar is defining why you’re creating it. When identifying purpose, don’t forget to think about: Who is going to use the calendar and why? Pick and prioritize calendar variables One last word of advice

Designing Open Projects: Lessons From Internet Pioneers Sunday, June 24th, 2012 - 16:22 This report offers practical design advice to public managers and political leaders who are facing complex, dynamic public challenges involving multiple stakeholders on issues or problems where there is no clearly defined solution. In these situations, open project approaches have the potential to spark large-scale activity that could fundamentally change society. The author, David Witzel, examines the evolution of the Internet over the past four decades, exploring how a wide range of autonomous, overlapping, and interconnected open projects ini­tiated by government staff, techies, entrepreneurs, and students around the world resulted in one of the most profound changes in society across the globe since the dawn of the Industrial Age.How did it happen? How was it guided? Based on his observations about the creation and evolution of the Internet, Witzel identifies a dozen tips for designing open projects. Read the report.

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