Today I think I´ve found my new employer, or maybe employers. Odesk is a portal that arranges for you to find jobs that you can do online, depending on your skills. Last month they proudly announced that one million hours was logged through the month. This really caught my attention as I would really like to make some extra cash from my excessive internet use. I signed up, took some tests etc and about 1 hour later I`ve posted my first two job applications. Since I am a Norwegian national I hope to find some translation work. To my surprise I found heaps of work to apply for. This is truly a innovative way to connect with companies to do work or to hire someone out there at a hourly rate, no strings attached.
A friend of mine sent this to me after I showed him this blog last night. That is exactly what The Innovation Experiment is all about, sharing is caring, connected the true golden ideas, tools, thoughts etc. hidden on the internet will reveal itself.
Today I woke up, boiled my self a sweet cup of coffee and open my mac.
So what kind of useful innovative stuff on the internet will capture my interest today.
Firstly I flick through some of the usual like TechCrunch, Facebook etc until I find and article in a Norwegian newspaper (DN). The 31 most innovative companies in the world has been revealed by World Economic Forum. I have used some of the reports that World Economic Forum produces at my University so I know they are widely respected by academics.
So I have started to look in to the companies using YouTube to look at some of the presentations of the companies done by World Economic Forum. So far one of the companies have a great webpage that I really think I will be using in the future to get quality information. Scribd has built a webpage in HTML5 where you can read books, documents, lecture slides, articles, journals that the users and surprisingly many publishers post. The main objective is described on their about page:
"Scribd’s vision is to liberate the written word — to turn everyone into a publisher and create the best possible reading experience on the web and mobile platforms."
When you register the Scribd can connect with Facebook so you can see what your friends are reading. I selected a book and used a bit of time figure out how to read the book, but when I figured it out it was a revelation (of the kind when you first tried the Iphone). You flick through pages by the push of a button, like a book (or Ipad), great and easy to use. Best of all, its free AND it works on the Ipad.
Are you one of those who are always thinking about a business, or you have a product that you really would try on the market. If you have no experience with online stores these guys seem to have found a solution for this. An easy step by step set up for a online shop, and they even arrange everything for you. I`m getting on it with one of my ideas, I want to challenge my home market on digital cables witch I think is way to expensive (after 5 years in the industry).
Check out Shopify
I also added the link into the Great Links for your convenience :-)
Simon Sinek delivers a great talk on TED about his golden circle. He speaks very convincingly about how Apple, The Wright Brothers and Martin Luther King all communicate in the same order and is therefore majorly successful. I absolutely recommend this speech to all the entrepreneurs out there.
Great talk, I believe what he believes, check it out:
This was posted on YouTube 23 hours ago, the newest in OLED technology.
Personally I think adaptable screens is a really great innovation with huge potential. Especially with the interface revolution witch Apple and Google seem to have leaded the last years. These companies are growing like no other because of their love of simplicity and usability. The market wants their gadgets to be simple and adaptive, and they deliver.