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The rise of “pro-ams”

An oldie but goodie!

Charles Leadbeater’s theories on innovation have compelled some of the world’s largest organizations to rethink their strategies.

Originally a financial journalist now an innovation consultant, Leadbeater noticed the rise of “pro-ams” — passionate amateurs who act like professionals, making breakthrough discoveries in many fields, from software to astronomy to kite-surfing.

Charles Leadbeater was early to notice the rise of “amateur innovation” — great ideas from outside the walls of large corporations, from people who suddenly have the tools to collaborate, innovate and make their expertise, and ideas known.

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