Announcements

Two-Point-O rising

Mike | April 7th, 2008

We have been working very hard on version 2.0 of our Beta. The “new and improved” crowdSPRING, while still under wraps, will accomplish several important things for us: 1. It will incorporate a full visual redesign, driven by the new homepage design we chose at the end of our public competition, 2. It will greatly […]

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Purpose, business, and values

Mike | March 29th, 2008

We have been re-thinking lately whether crowdSPRING needs or wants a “Mission Statement.” Although we had rejected the notion a number of months ago, we are wondering whether it might have value for us. Many businesses have one, but many more choose not to (whether consciously or not) . After bouncing this around a bit, […]

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3 weeks. 337 Entries. 3 Winners.

Ross | March 27th, 2008

How better to test crowdSPRING’s model for buying creative services than on ourselves? The last time I purchased web design services (several years ago), my law firm paid $10,000 for one designer to prepare three homepage concepts. I disliked all of them. The designer was good and the designs were not bad. But my choices […]

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Listening

Mike | March 22nd, 2008

Iteration: (n.) \?i-t?-?r?-sh?n\ A procedure in which repetition of a sequence of operations yields results successively closer to a desired result. From latin iterum “again.” In the mathematical sense, to “iterate” is to go through a routine over and over, using the output of one step as the input of the next – Isaac Newton […]

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Halfway There

Ross and Mike | March 4th, 2008

“When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are only halfway there.” – Japanese Proverb What could be more natural than a trial attorney and an entertainment industry veteran teaming up to start an Internet business in Chicago? In 2006, Mike believed that a film industry workflow developed over the previous 100 years […]

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