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Crowdsourcing Social Problems

crowdsource071220113x4William D. Eggers, author of eight books on government reform and Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte, whites about how distributed technology is used to tackle society’s most intractable challenges.

Eggers presents several ways public, private, and nonprofit organizations can use lightweight, distributed approaches to solve societal problems faster and cheaper than the existing sclerotic models:

  1. Chunk the Problem
  2. Change the Incentives
  3. Decentralize Service to the Self
  4. Gamify Drudgery
  5. Build a Two-Sided Market
  6. Remove the Middleman
  7. Release Your Data
  8. Make It a Contest
  9. Distribute Your Solution

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