The Qwali-Five – Week of January 20, 2014


Well while we try to defrost from round two of the Polar Vortex, we were warmed by the glow of our computer screens with the following five fabulous items that were begging to be shared with you.

Flickr’s solution was simple and smart: it ensured its employees were as passionate about the product as the community’s most die-hard fans by hiring directly from within the early community.  For example, for its international rollout it posted a call on the Flickr blog for community managers and got more than 700 responses.

We have adopted this approach with OpenIDEO – having hired two of our most prolific users who regularly appeared on our community leaderboards. 

  • A Conference Call in Real Life. It’s funny because it’s true.

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