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If Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, why are so few contributors women? And when it comes to innovation, we often think of well-funded R&D labs, and huge research projects, but what if scarcity is the key to invention?

 

  • Wikipedia Gender Gap: If Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, why are so few contributors women? We look at new research that tries to answer that question, with Eszter Hargittai, Veronica Simmonds, and Terry Costantino. [FULL POST]
  • Scarcity, the key to invention?: Growing up in a small town in eastern India, Gautham Ramdurai saw people innovating using what they had on hand to get the job done. Now, as Insights Lead at Google, Gautham uses the principle of 'what do I have' to innovate quickly and effectively. [FULL POST]
  • Jugaad Innovation: Entrepreneurs in the developing world use ingenious workarounds to innovate amid scarcity, like the $25 fridge made of clay that needs no electricity. Author Navi Radjou argues this "jugaad" innovation can teach western business a thing or two. [FULL POST]
  • Connecting the World: What's the best way to get Silicon Valley engineers to design for the developing world? Make them use the same patchy networks and basic devices their customers use. Journalist Mat Honan explains how low end tools are helping connect the world. [FULL POST]

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