Sunday, February 08, 2009

Will Work for Praise - BusinessWeek

An interesting checkpoint from BW – see the full article for a snapshot of ThisNext, which will be happy to have you add value to their site for no compensation, if you are so inclined

Beyond brand-hungry strivers, masses of free laborers—from coders building Linux open-source software to editors fine-tuning an entry on Wikipedia—continue to toil without ever seeing a payday, or even angling for one. Many find compensation in currencies that predate the market economy. These include praise from peers, a respected place within a community, victories in online contests, and satisfaction from helping others.

The challenge for managers all across the economy is to harness as much of this free labor and brainpower as possible to their own enterprises.

Will Work for Praise - BusinessWeek

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