Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

Teamwork, Collaboration and the Rules of Improv Comedy

Mike | September 16th, 2013

One of the great challenges in leading teams is creating an atmosphere where people work together efficiently, collaborate effectively and, and respect one another. On countless occasions meetings can devolve into spitting matches or personal clashes which lead to bad decisions, poor relationships, and weaker teams. Improv comedy provides some great rules and a strong framework […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: TripBucket

Amanda | January 23rd, 2013

Did you know that January is the considered by pseudoscience to be the most depressing month?  The holidays are over, the days are still short and, if you live in the Midwest, it means day-dreaming on how you’re going to get out of this icy, cold, snow-filled landscape. Might we suggest this week’s Small Business […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Crowdegy

Amanda | November 16th, 2011

All of us are smarter than one of us. And those of us with “crowd” in the name are best. #notsohumblebrag. But in all seriousness, today we bring you another crowdsourcing site: Crowdegy. If you’ve ever wished you could troubleshoot problems your business is having with people who have something of value to say, you […]

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Start-up Tip: Lead By Example, Not By Title

Ross | August 29th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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On Collaboration

Mike | March 7th, 2008

“I am a screenwriter, which is half a filmmaker…. But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art.” – Paul Schrader I grew up in the film industry where one’s success, even survival, depends in large part on […]

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