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Lior Zoref

Crowdsourcing advocate, @liorz


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Do you use crowd wisdom to think? Be part of creating the first ever crowd sourced TED talk

I'm about to speak at TED 2012 and present the first ever crowd-sourced TED talk :-)
I'm inviting you to be part of this process and create together my presentation.
Before asking for your help, here's my main idea:
Wisdom of Crowds theory exists for many years. The theory states that the collective wisdom of big crowds is smarter than experts as we solve problems or make decisions.
Until recently, the use of the wisdom of crowds was possible primarily for organizations that have invested resources in developing technological solutions that transformed crowd wisdom into products such as Wikipedia.
This means that anyone with enough social network friends can ask questions that will require them to think. The collective wisdom from all the answers is probably the smartest thing to do.
There are already a few people who are using this method. By doing so, they upgrade their ability to think and make decisions significantly.
That's it…
I'm creating my TED talk using crowd wisdom, your wisdom. It will be the first ever crowd sourced TED talk.
I hope that you'll join me in this journey and take part of this process.
I'm looking for exceptional individuals (not organizations) who are using their own social network profile in order to get crowd wisdom in a way that improves their personal or professional lives significantly.
I'll share their stories in my TED talk :-)
Here are a few areas of interest – musicians, educators, designers, spiritual leaders, marketing experts, people looking for relationships etc.
In addition, if you have interesting stories or ideas that might add value to this topic, I'll be happy if you share them with me.
You can join my journey and get more information at my blog http://liorz.co.il/blog
Looking forward to read your insights.
Thank you.


Closing Statement from Lior Zoref

Thank you for the amazing insights and feedback.

You can read the text of my talk here - http://www.ted.com/conversations/8326/the_first_ever_crowd_sourced_t.html

Thank you so much.

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    Nov 30 2011: Hi Lior - what a great experiment you are undergoing. Very much appreciate it, and happy to share my own crowdsourced story. Especially since 2004 when invited by my sister to http://xing.com (a German based business network community, founded by Lars Hinrichs) the crowd around the globe is the source of the projects I am undertaking.

    Learning about Team Academy ("The Management School without teachers") up in Finland the following emerged http://leanthinkers.blogspot.com/2008/11/team-action-learning-jouney-into-future.html

    There are many smaller crowdsourced stories around the projects, which I am happy to share in more detail (only for now I have to move, as night is arising here in Dresden, where a historical legacy of innovation is still merging into the new times)

    Cheers, Ralf
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      Dec 1 2011: Dear Ralf,
      Thanks for the complements.
      I'd love to hear more about your story. Especially how your practiced crowd wisdom and ho did it change your life (if it did so...)
      Thank you,

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