Archive for January, 2009

Friday fun facts

Mike | January 30th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at our data and analyzing that data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction […]

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In defense of meetings

Pete | January 29th, 2009

It is with sound mind and body that I willingly write this post.  I know full well this won’t be warmly received but I can’t be silenced.  My name is Pete, and I like meetings. OK, let me clarify – I don’t like ALL meetings.  But I do like one.  So much so, that I […]

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Helping Is Happiness

Jerome | January 26th, 2009

Recently, Ross wrote about how each person can impact others: “think about how you can help others. Imagine how much good you can do if you help just one person per day. Imagine how much good THEY would do if they too help one person per day.” Customer service is about helping others. We’ve all […]

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No more (support for) IE 6

Chris | January 22nd, 2009

As of early March, 2009 we will be phasing out support for Internet Exploer 6 (IE 6). This does not mean you won’t be able to use our site with IE 6. It means that all future improvements and fixes will not be guaranteed to work properly for those still using IE 6 after that […]

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Pondering creativity

Mike | January 21st, 2009

The opposite of creativity is cynicism. — Esa Saarinen Everybody’s got it right? Plumbers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and office clerks – creativity surrounds us. But there is the everyday creativity of folks like those I just listed, and the extraordinary creativity of the great artists, thinkers, and inventors. In his book “Creativity,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains the […]

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Exploring Chicago…and FUTON!!!

Stuart | January 19th, 2009

Well…I’ve been here about a week and a half now here in the lovely (and miserably cold) city of Chicago. I’ve had some trials and tribulations…basically revolving around the wonderfulness that taking two suitcases out to a city and moving into an apartment entails (I’m not including pictures yet…because well it’s hilariously bare). This weekend […]

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Twitter Link Round Up (1-12-09)

Stuart | January 19th, 2009

Friday http://tinyurl.com/8jzx9z I’m Iceman to Angeline’s Goose. CrowdSPRING “Give Back” project – for an organization helping Chicago’s non-profit community – http://is.gd/g8Mn Who has the coolest hat? Angeline, Pete or Jerome (the French Guy) http://twitpic.com/13foe Angeline (crowdSPRING’s prior community mgr) and Stuart (deputy of awesome at crowdSPRING) comparing winter hats. http://twitpic.com/13fpx Actually useful invention (so I […]

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Teaming 4 Technology

Ross | January 16th, 2009

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those […]

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Short Interview – LumeeFly.com

Ross | January 16th, 2009

At crowdSPRING, we love meeting other companies and often invite guests for lunch with our team. On January 13, Tommy Johnson, Jr., CEO of LumeeFly, Inc., joined the crowdSPRING team for lunch. LumeeFly is a new media company launching in the second half of 2009 (their website is not yet active). LumeeFly will serve music […]

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