Archive for March, 2012
We encourage our team to work remotely when they want. We care about performance, not face-time in the office. Did you know that the average commute is 45 minutes each way and that telecommuters report having 25% less stress? We leverage technology to work remotely: Basecamp and Campfire from our friends at 37signals, Skype and [...]
We write often about marketing strategies and tactics for small business and startups. These companies typically have limited budgets, thin resources, and strained capacity which combine to create a challenge for managers and owners: how to develop an effective marketing campaign using tactics that will work for their business. The Lean Startup movement provides a [...]
In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build [...]
I am a crank. There, I said it. Around the cS offices, I have a reputation as a curmudgeon and grouch. I have never been slow to voice an opinion, file a complaint, or take a company to task for everything from a unreliable product to poor customer service. This post is intended as the first [...]
What do Werner Herzog, the NBA, and The Dark Knight have in common? Well, besides being awesome: Milk & Media Studios! The seeds for the film financing and production studio were planted when NBA star Elton Brand (yup, this guy) and film maker Harry Knapp worked together on a Werner Herzog movie, Rescue Dawn. If I’m [...]
Typography is all around us. It’s on products we buy, in movies we watch, on websites we read, on street signs, and pretty much everywhere we look. Here’s an outstanding 7 minute PBS documentary about typography. I recommend you take the time to watch it if you want to understand why typography is important.