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CrowdFunding: Key to the Future of Finance? (Keys to the Future series)

CrowdFunding: Key to the Future of Finance? (Keys to the Future series) [Kindle Edition]

Jan Wyllie , Simon Eaton

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UNIQUE STRATEGIC OVERVIEW - Our systematic research over the past two years suggests that everybody with a serious interest in Crowd Funding needs to be very well informed about:

• The impact of the US JOBS act – Will it really change the world of finance? How can fund raisers and investors benefit from it? What are the pitfalls?
• The economics of crowd funding – How do platform providers, funders and fund raisers benefit? Who are the losers?
• The basic elements – What are the key concepts? What are the best frameworks for organizing your thinking about them?
• How to invest and to raise money – What advice is being given? Why marketing is so crucial for fund raisers? And why professional investors could be more important than ever.
• What the stats are indicating – How much money is being raised? How fast is the sector growing?
• How crowd funding will evolve in the future – What are the emerging business models? What will its impact be on society and the economy?

‘Crowd funding: Key to the Future of Finance?’ consists of the intelligence compiled relating to these questions, and many more, from nearly three years of on-going research by a team of professional content analysts. The whole picture of this exploding new multifaceted phenomenon is presented as concisely as possible in just under 70 quick-reading pages (approximately 20,000 words).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 297 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Open Intelligence Publishing; 1 edition (27 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EU56H58
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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2000's - 2010's
Simon Eaton and I founded Open Intelligence Ltd. as the vehicle for 'productising' his cutting edge database software, our expertise in content analysis and my years of experience as a journalist and non-fiction writer. Our first product is no less than a new model of publishing and journalism. Open Intelligence Publishing presents our periodical KEYS TO THE FUTURE books series, beginning with 'Crowd Funding: Key to the Future of Finance?' In the next couple of months, this title will be followed 'Taxonomies: Key to the Future of Knowledge?' The next goal is to make Simon's visual Boolean database software for analysts available to a strategic content analysis network (SCAN) of intelligence agents in order to extend our analysis to more subjects and sources including Energy, the Economy and the Environment, as well as make it available to organisations who want to realise more from the information available to them.

1990's - 2000's
I made a mid-life changing move to Devon where I had the good luck to acquire a 42-acre woodland which I have been working with for our mutual benefit ever since. (See: During this period, my close colleague and collaborator, Simon Eaton and myself continued the work of developing the potential of using teams of content analysts using taxonomies and 'visual Boolean' database software to radically improve people's access to useful and pertinent knowledge compared with search and knowledge acquisition strategies based on Google and social media.

1980's - 1990's
Having been drawn to London by a romance, I founded and edited Trend Monitor Reports which published intelligence analysis on Computers, Communications and Media, which, as a trend analyst, I could already clearly see were 'converging'. During this period, I combined my knowledge of "faceted taxonomies", a basic tool of content analysis, with what I learned about free text retrieval software and Boolean algebra from Dr Tony Kent, one of the pioneers of online information retrieval, who also wrote, STRIX, the first full function text database to run on PCs. I applied my learning to consultancy and writing articles in the knowledge management domain, as well as authoring with David Skyrme the very successful "Taxonomies: Frameworks for Corporate Knowledge" which sold for £300+.

1970's - 1980's
My first writer / editor job was during the summer holidays for a weekly newspaper in Montreal, Canada, when I was 16. After six weeks working there as a trainee reporter and commentator, the wise old editor became ill, so I had to take over his role, too, which included layout and working with the hot type setters. After a stint as an officer in the Canadian Department of External Affairs, I returned to journalism as a reporter and desk editor for the Montreal Star. After the paper was tragically taken over by a rival chain, I was hired by Kristin Shannon of the Canadian Trend Report (who had worked with John Naisbitt of Megatrends fame) as a content analyst looking for significant trends and developments in Canadian media coverage. After two years, I became senior analyst for Government & Politics, before becoming the first analyst to cover a new category, which I had proposed, Computers & Communications.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Rich insight derived from an abundance of source material 14 Sep 2013
By D. Durrant - Published on
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An engaging book to read, albeit it's more of a comprehensive report. The author eloquently summarises the present state of crowd funding, providing a broad view of risks and opportunities. This piece also delivers some insight into where the trends in crowd funding appear to be pointing. The future should become quite interesting with the US Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which this book goes into in some detail.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource 7 Sep 2013
By Chris Gilbey - Published on
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This is a very well researched book that provides a new level of understanding about crowdfunding for the serious reader that complements other books on the subject, such as Ross Dawson's book. There is a growing level of hype about this topic and a lot of people have written how to books. This book gives those interested in looking beyond the "what's in it for me? of crowdfunding a sense of what happens next.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Depth of Insight is Highly Commendable 2 Oct 2013
By Paul Simbeck-Hampson - Published on
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This research has clearly been conducted by those passionate about the topic as well as the methodology adopted. If you are interested in seeing the Crowd Funding onslaught from a non-subjective perspective with excellent insights, this is the right publication for you.

"We have been systematically monitoring and thinking about what the thousands of key sources have been saying about these questions, and many others, for more than two years."
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