A while ago, I wrote about the global Internet manhunt that the US government was organizing. The “game” took place on March 31 and the strategy of the best-performing team showed, that sub-contracting was the most efficient way to track down the wanted people. Instead of trying to find the targets themselves, they created incentives for others to do the work and even hire additional workers.
And while the game as such still makes me uncomfortable, I find their approach to solving the problem quite interesting.
Kim Stephens from idisaster 2.0 wrote a great blog post about how the winning team did it: