Darin Stewart

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You Didn’t Build That Either: Information as Infrastructure

by Darin Stewart  |  September 26, 2012  |  Comments Off

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech in Roanoke, Va. in which he handed his political opponents sound bite gold. “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”  Conservatives seized on this sentence as proof that the president doesn’t respect the efforts of entrepreneurs.  The “We Did [...]

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The Innovation Lessons of Craft Beer

by Darin Stewart  |  September 21, 2012  |  Comments Off

I have a deep and abiding love of craft beer.  Fortunately, I live in Portland Oregon, epicenter of the craft brewing movement.  Our fair city boasts 55 craft breweries and counting.  Where other cities offer siteseeing tours, we have brewery tours.  These are not drunken pub crawls.  They are educational vehicles for the aspiring beer [...]

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The Benevolent Dictator Principle

by Darin Stewart  |  April 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

A few years ago, media incubator NewAssignment.net partnered with Wired magazine in a decidedly meta project called Assignment Zero.  The idea was to use crowdsourcing to produce an in depth study of crowdsourcing.  NewAssignment would “have a crowd of volunteers write the definitive report on how crowds of volunteers are upending established businesses, from software [...]

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