Videos

Leadership Is Not Management (but you need both)

Ross | December 1st, 2009

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” - Peter Drucker Many confuse leadership and management. They are not the same. However, successful businesses must have strong leaders and strong managers (this is increasingly important as companies hire more people). Strong leadership without strong management can result in chaos and inefficiency. Strong management […]

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The Ten Step Social Media Marketing Checklist

Ross | November 20th, 2009

A few days ago, I was interviewed by Phil Dobbie from bnet Australia about social media marketing. The 17 minute interview is below.  Among other things, we talked about how to get the best from Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, LinkedIn, commenting, mobile social networks, monitoring, multimedia, brand management, and leveraging combinations of social media tools.

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crowdSPRING Celebrates Shakespearean Sonnet Day (Again)

Ross | November 19th, 2009

Sadly, our last Shakespearean sonnet day was this past May. If you’re wondering what Shakespearean sonnet day is – we made it up. We read Shakespearean sonnets to celebrate … ummm … Shakespearean sonnets. In May, Kevin handily defeated all challengers and he’s been boasting about his prowess nonstop for months. Jeff Clark, our newest […]

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There Are No Ordinary Moments

Ross | August 28th, 2009

It’s human nature to focus on big stories. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But moments – ordinary and not – are more meaningful and real. We should all focus more on moments, not big stories. Micah Baldwin wrote a brilliant post yesterday called “Moments”. I encourage you to read it. It’s simple. Pure. True. […]

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Weapon of Choice For a Duel? The Slinky!

Ross | August 14th, 2009

Hundreds of years ago, duels were resolved in an elegant, cultured way: one person killed the other with a pistol. Now, duels have become barbaric. Here are Jerome and Kevin, fighting it out with a crowdSPRING Slinky.

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You Want Banjo?

Ross | August 11th, 2009

Proving yet again that he is multi-talented (remember Shakespeare day?) – Kevin DeLury entertains us by playing the banjo this morning.

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Interview With crowdSPRING’s John Yang

Ross | August 7th, 2009

We’re very lucky. We have a great community and an awesome team. Meet one of our newest crowdSPRINGers – John (one of our senior software engineers). John is a true nomad. He came to the US from China at the age of 16, and while working towards his college degree, he enjoyed life and culture […]

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How NOT to Entertain Your Team

Ross | August 6th, 2009

Mike and I are always ready to entertain our team. Mike reads French poetry, which he translates on the fly into English. For some odd reason, he insists that we play French music while he is reading (we tried Swedish music, and the results were pretty horrible. We’re still recovering from that episode). I don’t […]

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Interview With crowdSPRING’s Tal Liron

Ross | July 29th, 2009

We’re very lucky. We have a great community and an awesome team.  Meet one of our newest crowdSPRINGers – Tal. Tal speaks more languages than we do, can twist his body into yoga positions (most of which look really dangerous – and unhealthy), and, without doubt, colors outside the lines. Tal’s been writing software since […]

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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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