Summary of Crowdstorm

The Future of Innovation, Ideas, and Problem Solving

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Crowdstorm book summary
Ask the whole world for help with generating ideas.


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Start-up pros Shaun Abrahamson, Peter Ryder and Bastian Unterberg approach an existing trend – reaching beyond organizational boundaries to contact masses of people online to generate solutions and ideas – systematically. Readers dealing with innovation will find a number of the examples familiar. However, even they can benefit from the authors’ transformation of the too-often giddy championing of wiki-something (“You can collaborate online!”) into an effective guidebook. Their methodical yet engaging manual offers immediate application and utility. getAbstract recommends it to anyone working in or curious about cyberculture or innovation.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What crowdstorming is,
  • How it works and
  • How crowdstorming can benefit you.


When author Alex Osborn published Your Creative Process in 1948, he introduced the term “brainstorming” to refer to his method for gathering people together to generate new ideas. Osborn also proposed the concept of “idea-thinking on a larger scale.” This method ...
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About the Authors

Shaun Abrahamson is an early stage investor. Bastian Unterberg is founder and CEO of jovoto, where Peter Ryder was formerly the president.

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