Posts Tagged ‘crowdspring’

Fear of Failure

Ross | August 4th, 2008

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einsten People fear many things – death, heights, insects, rejection, criticism, etc. The fear of failure is perhaps one of the greatest (and most dangerous) fears. For many people, it is much easier to not take risks because risk often translates […]

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Taking Ideas to the Next Level

Angeline | July 29th, 2008

There are ideas, and then there are HUGE ideas. Virgin founder Richard Branson is no stranger to big ideas. Anyone who can develop a brand and turn it into a record company, chain of Megastores, mobile phone provider, hotel, and airline deserves serious applause. Yesterday, Branson outdid himself with the launch of WhiteKnightTwo, a carrier […]

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DIY fun through the centuries….

Mike | July 28th, 2008

User innovation is a hot topic online and we pay close attention to it. We have always thought that the cS model was an incarnation of this type of open innovation and are proud to number ourselves among the open-source, mashup, DIY, and UGC crowds. People innovate. We can’t help ourselves – it is in […]

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The Design Process

Ross | July 24th, 2008

Many people would agree that the idea/concept is the most important part of the design process. After all, the final product is only as good as the original idea. And it’s important not to confuse originality and creativity. There are very few completely original ideas. Most creative ideas involve combining previously existing concepts in a […]

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Your Biggest Fans

Angeline | July 23rd, 2008

Today, we are very excited to announce a collaboration with heavy metal gods Judas Priest for creating their official online tour poster. They are a band that’s been around since the 1970’s and have sold over 35 million records worldwide. There’s a lot to be said about Judas Priest’s longevity in an industry where so […]

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Forget Rock Star and Ninja – How About Warewolf?

Ross | July 23rd, 2008

The labels “rock star” and “ninja” are overused in software development.  After all, even the late Chris Farley was a ninja but he couldn’t even spell CSS. I’m suggesting a new label: warewolf. Hear me out. At the start of a complicated project, a developer usually starts out clean shaven and proper. Here is Chad, […]

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Ideals and Reality

Ross | July 22nd, 2008

The 4-day workweek. The 4-hour work week. Sounds really nice, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to work 4 days every week and then play for 3 days? It’s not surprising that tens of thousands of books have been written about efficiency, about working less, about being more productive, about getting more out of your day, […]

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Typography is Sexy: Part 1

Angeline | July 21st, 2008

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been brainstorming at the crowdSPRING office on ways we can provide more resources for our creatives. One of the ideas we came up with is having guest bloggers spotlight topics of interest to our community. We are very happy to welcome our first guest blogger, Adelle Charles, who runs […]

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Rockin the House (er, office)

Mike | July 19th, 2008

The Wii has invaded the shores of crowdSPRING HQ and like all things “game” the response from the team was immediate and visceral. After some argument over the playground rules governing the choosing of teams, it was Ross vs. Chad in Guitar Hero: Those of us with teenage children, and others of us not far […]

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