The Best of Inc.'s Feature Stories in 2013

Emiliano Granado
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Is This the World's Most Creative Manufacturer?

"This is what crowdsourcing looks like when it really works. It works because instead of asking for money or labor, Quirky is asking people to share their dreams and giving them real incentives to participate," Josh Dean writes.

Dean explored how young, New York City-based entrepreneur Ben Kaufman has built a $50 million business, attracted $97 million in investment, and established a productive partnership with a giant of American industry. "For these reasons and others, Quirky might be the most important innovation engine in business today." Read it now.