Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Twitter Link Roundup #289 – All Sorts of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | October 2nd, 2015

I love autumn. Why? Well in part, because I love pumpkin. The most delicious baked goods in the world start with the pumpkin, whether your tastes lean to the pumpkin breads or the pumpkin pies. Not to mention the pumpkin latte! And, when they start to rot and ferment? The possibilities for endless entertainment abound! Like this […]

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We Entrepreneurs Can Learn a Lot From Pope Francis (and VW)

Mike | September 28th, 2015

I am not a religious guy. I do not come from a religious family. I am a business guy, so I don’t usually pay a lot of attention to religious leaders, no matter what flavor of spirituality they represent. But Pope Francis’s visit to the US this past week has been very hard to ignore and, as someone […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #288 – Necessary Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | September 25th, 2015

Jack Anderson was a student at Dodge College when he made this video for his student thesis project. Clearly talent and hard work went into the project and it paid off with awards from major festivals and competitions, including recognition as a finalist in the 2015 Student Academy Awards, a finalist in the 2015 Student BAFTA Film Awards, and […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #287 – Cool Stuff Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | September 18th, 2015

Glenn Keane has been a Disney animator for almost 40 years and no one can accuse him of lacking an experimental gene. He has consistently embraced new tools and new technology, and to wonderful effect. Here is Mr Keane, drawing  – in the traditional sense as well as the distinctly non-traditional. Enjoy watching him use virtual […]

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diplomats

Mike | September 14th, 2015

War is crazy expensive. Just ask any monarch, president, prime minister or, well, diplomat. So any alternative to war will not only save money but save lives and property. Historically, the chief alternative to waging a war has been to conduct diplomacy. That’s right: talk is cheap. Not to mention that it is effective, practical, and productive. No matter […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #286 – Ideas for Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | September 11th, 2015

A bicycle-riding robot? What other wonders could the world yet hold? Why if we can get a small machine to balance and adjust its center of gravity like this little fella, how long can it be until those flying cars finally go on the market? Well, I’m not holding my breath, but it does give me some […]

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From the Vault: Labor Day! TCB and TCP

Mike | September 4th, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally published this post back in 2012. Next month crowdSPRING will move from a 60% remote work environment to around 90%! This means that the team will gather together on just one day per week, the rest of the time we will be working remote from our homes, hotel rooms, Starbucks, front porches, or […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #285 – Labor Day! Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | September 4th, 2015

I know this guy. He’s a musician and a visual artist. His music is ethereal and dark and his motion design work is reflective of that. I actually know him pretty well, because he’s my son! So, shameless me – the video above is the work of Cody Samson – music, motion graphics, direction, and editing […]

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Small Business and Startups: When a Customer Deserves to Be Fired

Mike | August 31st, 2015

Last week we fired a customer. Yep, you heard me right. We asked one of our customers to please take their business elsewhere. Why would a small business do such a thing? Who in their right mind would turn down revenue and earnings? Well it’s really not that complicated. Some customers simply drain resources, strain […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #284 – Late Summer Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | August 28th, 2015

I guess I have a travel bug this month. Sad me, it’s August but there’s no time for vacation right now. I’ll have to continue from last week and fantasize about the places I would be visiting, oh if I only could. For instance, I do really like a good market in an exotic locale, […]

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