Posts Tagged ‘crowdspring’

Happiness As Your Business Model

Ross | June 23rd, 2008

A few days ago, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com recommended in a Twitter post a very interesting slideshow by Tara Hunt. The presentation is well worth a view. In the presentation, Tara Hunt suggests that happiness is a key to the success of a business. And in our experience as a company, this advice is spot on. […]

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12 Questions: Meet Fred Kylander (Sweden)

Ross | June 19th, 2008

This is the first in what will be a regular series in our blog where we’ll feature interviews with someone (a creative and/or a buyer) from the crowdSPRING community. We’ll pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a […]

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Three Year Olds Are Smart – Why?

Ross | June 17th, 2008

Why do birds fly? Why do I have to eat carrots? Why is the sky blue? Why do you drive a car? Why is that person a different color than I am? Why do I have to wear shoes? Why do I have to go to bed? If you are the parent of a toddler […]

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Under The Radar | Social Media and Entertainment Conference

Ross | June 4th, 2008

We had a really great time meeting lots of cool start-ups and people at the June 3, 2008 Under the Radar | Social Media and Entertainment event in Silicon Valley. A total of 32 start-ups presented at the conference. Mike and I watched many of the presentations and were very excited to be presenting with […]

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Ask crowdSPRING: How many countries does cS reach?

Ross | May 26th, 2008

We’ve long admired 37signals, a great Chicago company located only a few blocks from us. We love their products (Mike and I have used Backpack since 2006, when we first came up with the idea for crowdSPRING, and our development team uses Basecamp to manage multiple projects and for collaboration). We also love their Signal […]

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Value and values

Mike | May 20th, 2008

crowdSPRING values creativity. crowdSPRING values creative people. We put a great deal of thought into ways we could walk this walk in our business model. We developed for tools and features to protect creatives that other sites do not offer. We insist that buyers deposit with us the full amount of the award and we […]

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Design for skaters

Mike | May 17th, 2008

My 13 year old son is an avid skateboarder and talented young artist. Between those two activities he typically burns about 75% of his free time. I recently found a site that he has fallen in love with, because it has found a way to bring those two activities together for him. Popdeck.com is the […]

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Creative Product Design: Audio Speakers

Ross | May 16th, 2008

I am fascinated by creative product design. Take audio speakers, as an example. For a number of years (except this year, unfortunately — too busy with crowdSPRING), I’ve attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I typically spend a substantial amount of time at the audio exhibits. I am always amazed when I see […]

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Shout To Other Blogs…

Ross | May 14th, 2008

We launched crowdSPRING (after a 9 week closed beta) just a few days ago, and already, a couple of blogs have taken the time to put together short reviews. youthedesigner wrote a nice summary earlier today. 5thumbs published a review yesterday that nicely captures who we are. We wanted to send a huge thanks to […]

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The Power of Imagination

Ross and Mike | May 14th, 2008

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”– Albert Einstein Creativity is not influenced by who you are, where you live or what you do. Creativity is not defined by job titles, age, experience or the size of a portfolio. Creativity encircles us all. The explosion of “user generated content” […]

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