Videos

Teaching To See

Ross | July 30th, 2013

Design is becoming more important in today’s noisy world. Smartly designed products tend to become more popular. Websites with good design practices tend to appeal to more customers. Nicely designed email newsletters and print brochures do a better job conveying the intended message. But what is good design and how can you see it? Here’s […]

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The History Of Typography

Ross | July 17th, 2013

Here’s a wonderful animated short video about the history of typography, from Guttenberg’s printing press to today.

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How To Say No To People Who Want To Pick Your Brain

Ross | June 25th, 2013

As you become successful, people will want to buy you a cup of coffee and “pick your brain.” Even if  you want to genuinely help, it’s impossible to say “yes” to everyone and not impact your own productivity. Here’s a helpful video from Marie Forleo, a marketing and lifestyle expert. Marie offers good tips on […]

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The June cS Awards and May cS Award Winners!

Amanda | June 14th, 2013

Back in 2011, we announced a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. The June cS Award We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but things are a little different around the crowdSPRING site lately. We’ve rolled out some major changes that we’re very excited about. You may have even […]

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The Science of Persuasion: How To Persuade Others To Do What You Want

Ross | December 13th, 2012

Most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are skilled at persuasion and negotiation. Those skills are critical when hiring employees, negotiating with co-founders, investors and vendors, acquiring customers, and in many other situations. Did you know there are six scientifically validated principles that explain how you can better persuade others to do what you want? […]

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PBS Mini Documentary About Typography

Ross | March 13th, 2012

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.

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – crowdSPRING

Ross | November 11th, 2011

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode focuses on one company or organization. The first episode featured our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – a terrific […]

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Now that’s what I call crowdSPRING

Kevin | November 2nd, 2011

If you ever happen upon the cS office it’s a madhouse of…well, normal office stuff. All things considered, it’s actually really quiet save for the occasional passing train, phone call and click clack of keyboards. But at each desk there’s more often than not a musical smorgasbord. We recently polled  the office for their heavy […]

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Five Things Small Businesses Should Know About Google+

Ross | October 12th, 2011

Google+ (also known as Google Plus) has generated lots of buzz, but most small businesses are still largely unfamiliar with Google+ and what it offers. In this post, we’ll explain what Google+ is, the key features every small business should understand, and how small businesses can use those features to increase sales. For those of […]

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Steve Jobs In His Own Words

Ross | October 6th, 2011

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me. [Steve Jobs] You have put a ding in the universe, Steve. We will miss you. If you haven’t seen Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, take […]

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