Archive for the 'community' Category

How Groups Can Make Better Choices

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

If villagers living in the midst of poverty and war can be nudged to work better together with just three simple rules (honed via a parental competition study) and a reward (money, in this case) then maybe your group (team, board, committee, etc.) could too: 1. The village leaders (or your project leader) are elected by secret ballot. 2. The village (or […]

The Best Rule for Collaboration

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

You don’t have to be religious to have a deep faith in the power of compassion. With it people who act and believe differently can not only work and live together in harmony they can enjoy a richer, more adventuresome life. They can collaborate. They can accomplish greater things together than they could if they […]

Six Profitable Ways To Teach Groups What You Know

Friday, June 12th, 2009

If a coffee shop owner and a former minister can make money by leading groups then, perhaps, so can you and I.  In the following success stories see if there’s a method you’d like to try. With the right approach people are happy to pay you for the opportunity to hone a skill they already have […]

Grow a Popular and Profitable Online Community

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Want to make a living by hosting an online community? See this thorough post on exactly how Motley Fool creates multiple ways for amateur investors to help each other make smarter choices.  Because the process and results are transparent you can see credible comparisons. That’s a trust-building feature for attracting members to any community.  Denis Hancock describes how they evoked this Wisdom of Crowds effect to grow a […]

“Buy Local” Isn’t Enough: How to Adapt Delish’s Customer-Attracting Method to Your Local Business

Monday, April 13th, 2009

“Buy local and keep the money in our community” cry many local retailers and restaurateurs.  Yet guilt is not the top motivator to inspire spending – unless you’re a nearby farmer.  Saving money is top-of-mind for us as consumers. Instead, offer greater value and convenience. Also generate more local visibility without spending more.  That’s what the online food site, […]

Way Down in the Hole by Himself

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

What’s the difference between solitary confinement and torture? Atul Gawande, a doctor and popular medical essayist writes of one prisoner who thought time in the hole would be “a piece of cake.” “After a few months without regular social contact, however, his experience proved no different from that of the P.O.W.s or hostages, or the majority of isolated prisoners whom researchers […]

Start a Twitter-Based Business or Twitter to Sell More: 5 Success Stories

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Choose where to live by asking locals about their neighborhood. Listen in on their conversations or jump in and ask their advice – from wherever you are.  That’s what Eric Wu promises renters with his online site that combines the online sharing and conversational powers of a wiki and Twitter. RentWiki. Get a feel of the neighborhood beyond what […]

Working Closer in a Collapsing Economy

Monday, December 8th, 2008

“Even people who are antisocial feel a need to be around other people for at least part of the day while they’re working,” says researcher Laura Forlano. That’s why soloists bootstrapped into being a co-working space in Austin called Conjunctured. Working elbow to elbow around a table or in separate offices often means you are more likely to help each other than those who work alone, they found. […]

Learn Faster. Be in a Class of One. Or Teach and Make Money.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Imagine learning a new language or about another culture – and get the full attention of a great teacher you chose?  You could take or teach the one-to-one class online from your home. For the first time would-be students and teachers can find each other for free through Myngle. The online community and support tools to teach or take a class online are free. […]

Got Expertise? Want a Livelihood, Sharing it With Others?

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

For nine years Jake ran a lively, lucrative downtown wine bar. From movie-themed “Nights of Flights” wine tastings to cash flow-by-month analysis he knew his business inside out. But he got tired of managing people.  He wanted a change. One that would leverage all that he’d learned.  Sound familiar?  So he did a very smart thing. 

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