Dr. Lior Zoref is a researcher, keynote speaker, advisor and author of the bestselling book, Mindsharing – the art of crowdsourcing everything. Mindsharing has been translated to many languages and was listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the best books for entrepreneur leaders, along with books by Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Tony Hsieh.


Dr. Zoref gave a talk at TED in Long Beach California and has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including The White House, Nike, Google, MIT Media Lab, Microsoft and LinkedIn where he shared the stage with figures like Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jeff Bezos and more.


Dr. Zoref worked for fourteen years at Microsoft. His last role was vice president of marketing for consumer and online services. He earned his PhD in the area of crowdsourcing from Bar-Ilan University. He lives in Israel, married and a proud father of 3 kids.

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Creativity & Innovation in the age of Crowdsourcing

From the prospective of a leading crowdsourcing researcher, a former Vice President of marketing at Microsoft and a passionate speaker, this talk inspires a new look about the future of thinking and the future of decision making in the era of social networks and crowdsourcing.

This talk inspires setting big goals, innovation and making dreams come true.


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Whether we need to make better financial choices, find the love of our life, or transform our career, crowdsourcing is the key to making quicker, wiser, more objective decisions.

But few of us even come close to tapping the full potential of our online personal networks. This book offers proven guidelines for applying "mind sharing" in new ways. For instance, how a mother's Facebook update saved the life of a four-year-old boy, and how a manager used LinkedIn to create a year's worth of market research in less than a day.

Organization are using these techniques to innovate and problem-solve in record time. Mindsharing reveals how crowdsourcing has the ability to supercharge our thinking and upgrade every aspect of our lives.

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