September 21st, 2010
by Mark Nutting · Filed Under: Personal Training Business
I read Seth Godin’s blogdaily and the other day he touched on something that has my wheels spinning. He talked briefly about how crowdsourcing (using others’ feedback and ideas to help develop your project) and then referred to a TED video of Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tailspeaking about how crowdsourcing, particularly via online video, actually accelerates learning, experimentation and innovation. Think of the possibilities. You have access to millions that can help you evolve ideas.
Huge possibilities, but requires the willingness to put your passion out there to grow and evolve beyond your dreams. You can’t keep them to yourself in the fear of your ideas being “stolen”.
“Best Practices” can have global input. In our field that could be about teaching movements to training employees to handling club emergencies. If exercise equipment development was not treated as such a private brand secret, maybe we’d finally get some pieces right.
What could you put out there for “Crowd Accelerated Innovation”? I’m going to be working on some ideas. How about you?