The power of crowds, who can link together and organize effectively through smart mobile technology, is disrupting traditional power bases at political, corporate, media and financial levels. The rise of populist political leaders who communicate with their constituents directly through social media, Airbnb’s Open Homes...

Christian Cotichini has over 20 years of experience personally leading startup and high growth technology companies. He is also a successful angel investor as well as a serial entrepreneur.He founded Absolute Software, a leader in computer security and asset management that went public. After Absolute,...

Increasingly visible crowdsourcing platforms like Threadless scale quickly by harnessing the innovation power of crowds and capitalizing on networking effects. However, failure cases such as Quirky, show that sustaining ventures built upon crowdsourcing is a daunting task. Comparing Threadless’s success and Quirky’s failure provides valuable...