Rise Above The Crowd. Beat The Odds.

Rise Above The Crowd

Rise Above The Crowd is Georgia Mihalcea‘s personal story about beating the odds and about how self-redesign directly impacts the world.

She turned her life around by going from being a bankrupt small business owner in Romania to becoming a serial award-winning global problem solver, a very talented design thinker and big scale competition designer.

The book Rise Above The Crowd is also very useful for professionals and people willing to diversify their revenues and win extra money by solving problems in crowdsourcing and open innovation global competitions. Georgia shares her creative process and tips on how to design winning proposals and solutions.

Product Information

  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 23, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 10: 1521571694
  • ISBN 13: 978-1521571699
  • Order Print edition of „Rise Above The Crowd” on any Amazon website
  • Size and / or weight: 21.6 x 0.2 x 27.9 cm

Average is over. Do you realize that rising above the crowd is not optional anymore? 

What if your entire life depends on being the first and the best from thousands and even millions of people from all around the world to win another day of your life? 
There are two crowds in my book. One is obvious.

The crowd I want you to rise above is the unseen one, the one populated with fears, hesitations, despair, confusion and millions of inherited, inflicted or projected things that stand in your way.

No crowd should stand between you and your potential.

The universe gives you dreams because you can have them.

Excerpt from Rise Above The Crowd

In September 2010, Dwayne Spradlin, Chief Executive Officer of InnoCentive, discussed how challenges unleash a world of human potential at The Economist Human Potential summit in New York City during its Ideas Economy annual series of events. The theme that year was: Human Potential – The Next Level of Competition. (flash of genius)

For that speech, Innocentive asked a few winning solvers, including myself, to make a short video recording, a montage that was included in the final presentation.

In 2012 the Ideas Economy Summit theme was “The Great Unrest” – where it explored the fundamental issues affecting personal and professional life, including creativity, management, social purpose and the future of jobs.

In 2013 the theme was “A New Era of Talent Management” – where it explored the fundamental issues affecting talent development, education, and human capital around the world.

There were times of profound recession, right after the crisis hit in 2007/2008, and crowdsourcing venue and open innovation marketplace were science fiction notions for many, including the human resource who engaged in this process like myself.

I remember that I hoped for my life to change after that event, but that thought turned out to be very far from the following realities. Seven more wild years were about to pass, just like in the movie Seven Years in Tibet, until the first wall to fall. Though, I realized once again that leaders and decision makers will never change their habits and mindsets unless they are forced by a drastic fall in profits or hit by a hard crisis.

By the end of 2010, I turned myself into a winning problem solver for the incentivized challenge “Models For Sourcing Food Databases” launched by a healthcare U.S. Based organization.

My solution called “Broadening Opportunities For Global Health” won half of the prize, the other half being won by an American who worked in an executive position inside a financial institution. The number of solvers who signed up for sending one or more solutions to that challenge was 148.

This is how it all started. The first solution designed, the first strike. You may say it was the beginner luck. Random success. Many said that at first.