people putting together pieces of the puzzle for collective intelligence

Why collective intelligence matters and how companies can build it

February 23, 2018

Advanced Learning

The brightest minds and biggest disruptors have always led innovation and changed the shape of business. But over the years, both studies and real-life examples have shown that the “power of many” can be much more forceful, fostered by a shift in how new generations work. In many ways, collective intelligence is the future of organisations everywhere.

Linda Hill gives a TED talk about collective genius

The power of the many: collective genius at the heart of innovation

February 15, 2018

Stay Tuned

What’s the secret behind innovation within a company? According to Linda Hill, professor at the Harvard Business School and co-author of “Collective Genius”, it is “unleashing the power of the many”.

innovation partners pwc report

Why customers and employees are businesses’ most important innovation partners

November 2, 2017

Latest Reports

Human experience and end-user insights are the most valuable tools for business innovation, according to the Innovation Benchmark Report conducted by PwC, which surveyed more than 1,200 companies in 44 countries.

urban buzz

Can ageing societies be as innovative as they need to be?

February 2, 2017

Innovation Factory

With the population aging fast, the public budget, pension schemes and healthcare systems are under growing stress. Politicians look for economic growth to alleviate these problems. Yet, as the active labour force shrinks, so does GDP. Can innovation come to the rescue by boosting productivity?

Collective Intelligence 2016

June 1, 2016


This annual interdisciplinary conference brings together researchers from the academy, businesses, non-profits and governments to share ideas and insights from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence in its many forms.

collaborative thinking

Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

August 5, 2015

Selected Books

MARKOVA, DAWNA AND MCARTHUR, ANGIE, 2015 Traditional hierarchical ‘market share’ leaders are being replaced by new ‘mind share’ leaders – companies where success depends on collaborative intelligence, the ‘measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to us all’. Markova’s experience in cognitive neuroscience and McArthur’s expertise as top CEOs […]

‘The Creative Power of the Many’

June 8, 2015

Advanced Learning

Interview with Linda A. Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative at HBS


The wisdom or madness of crowds? Kickstarter vs. the National Endowment for the Arts

May 15, 2015

Advanced Learning

Harvard Business School’s study (HBS), ‘Wisdom or Madness? Comparing Crowds with Expert Evaluation in Funding the Arts’, brings us to a recurrent question of particular value in the fields of business and innovation: Who is wiser and performs better in decision-making – crowds or experts? HBS Associate Professor Ramana Nanda and Ethan Mollick of the […]


‘How to Harness Collective Intelligence’

March 24, 2015

Advanced Learning

By Mike Durst, from Itonics GMBH

‘The Future of Collective Intelligence: What’s next in collaboration driven innovation technologies?’

March 24, 2015

Advanced Learning

By Ron Shulkin, blogger, researcher and writer