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Start-Up Tip: Leadership Is Not Management

Ross | August 24th, 2009

In the book Tribes by Seth Godin, Godin suggests that anyone, anywhere can be a leader. The one thing holding most people back is the fear of failure. Tribes is about making a choice – to lead or not to lead a group of people. Using real world examples, Godin tells stories about how famous […]

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2,213 panels to pick from. How’s a person supposed to choose?

Mike | August 19th, 2009

The South by Southwest Panel Picker is open and voting has begun for SXSW 2010! This is a great opportunity for the interactive and technology community to vote on the sessions they would most like to attend at next spring’s conference in Austin. Needless to say we didn’t have enough time to slog through all […]

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How crowdSPRING Works – The (Very Short) Movie

Ross | July 17th, 2009

Most people say that a book is way better than a movie. But we’re not dummies. We know you won’t read a 500 page novel about how crowdSPRING works. Instead – here’s a 1 minute 42 second movie.

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12 Questions: Meet Edoardo Gioe (Italy)

Ross | July 9th, 2009

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 […]

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Do I HAVE to wear boots to a Bootcamp?

Jerome | July 3rd, 2009

One of my favorite companies in the world – Zappos – is planning a two day Zappos Bootcamp. At first, I got excited because one could never own enough boots, and Zappos certainly has one of the largest inventories of boots in the universe (or at least on Earth). I thought this would be a […]

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Iranian Revolution Project

Bethany | July 1st, 2009

Like many around the world, we at crowdSPRING have been watching the turmoil unfold in Iran. Eager to contribute, we’re hoping to help mobilize our community so that we, and those around us, can show their support through one of the best ways we know how: design. Every revolution needs a unifying symbol. Iran’s citizens […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Who are we? And, where do we come from? Part II

Mike | May 22nd, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing 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. Here is the […]

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Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?

Ross | May 22nd, 2009

Today is Shakespearean sonnet day at crowdSPRING. We all took turns reading sonnets. Here’s Kevin, who was brave (or not too smart?) to let us video him… Kevin DeLury Reading Shakespeare from Ross Kimbarovsky on Vimeo.

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They Like Us, They Really Like Us

Bethany | May 21st, 2009

Over at crowdSPRING, we’re starting to think of ourselves as the Slumdog Millionaire of the online awards.  Here we are, just a bunch of nobodies in India (or the West Loop of Chicago—I mean, if you want to get technical) who came up with an idea that we thought might entertain a small business or […]

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A Three Minute Interview With Ross About crowdSPRING

Ross | May 12th, 2009

Last week, I traveled to Hamburg Germany for the next09 conference. After my presentation (titled “Crowdsourcing Creative”) I was interviewed about crowdSPRING. Here’s a short (3 minute) segment from that discussion. We talked about crowdSPRING, the advantages and disadvantages of crowdsourcing, the reaction from agencies, and other topics. Here’s the interview.   Link:

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