Mar
30
Posted by Maven

Have you ever noticed how “everybody wants to be a consultant these days…“? While this is often uttered pejoratively, at Maven we believe that the growing ranks of professional consultants points to an important characteristic of the modern Knowledge Economy- that the speed and ubiquity of communications and transportation make it easier every day for individuals to find innovative ways to share and profit from their knowledge and professional skills. Read on…

Mar
27
Posted by Maven

Yes, really. You’d be amazed at the enormous range of research topics on which our Clients consult with our Members. In fact, if you’re a Maven or a potential Maven, you might be surprised at just how interesting your knowledge is to other people- not to mention all of the different types of people who would find your insights valuable. If you’re doing research and having trouble finding someone who Read on…

Mar
22
Posted by Maven

Democratization of knowledge is the act of making knowledge available in an open way.  Throughout history, knowledge and information has been controlled and managed by only the most powerful people and institutions.  With the emergence of new, disseminating technologies and concepts, knowledge has moved from these controlled outlets to the general population, thus furthering the education of mankind.

Technology has always been at the center of shifts in the availability Read on…

Mar
18
Posted by Maven

Recently, a Maven Client was performing research on a semiconductor technology company. The company has been involved in litigation over certain patents for many years, and the Maven Client wanted to understand the significance of the litigation on the semiconductor industry. He was specifically interested in speaking with an intellectual property lawyer who understood the case and the issues involved, but who had never directly involved with the case or Read on…

Mar
14
Posted by Maven

Are you a professional recruiter? If so, you undoubtedly interact with a lot of great professionals. While some of those people are currently looking for new positions, many of them are not. So how do you keep in touch with them and add value when they aren’t actually seeking new employment? Maven provides a perfect way to give your contacts the ability to profit from their professional knowledge, while also Read on…