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Crowdsourcing Moved Your Cheese

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Over the past three years, I’ve written extensively about my company – crowdSPRING, crowdsourcing and speculative work. Although the debates about speculative work in the creative industries (especially design) continue, the arguments typically are regurgitated rants that add little to...
Crowdsourcing Moved Your Cheese

The Future Silicon Valley May Just Be Chicago

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
Chicago may just be the Silicon Valley of the central US. Most people don’t realize that many well known internet brands are Chicago companies as well as one of the hottest new startups in the world, Groupon. So who makes up the Chicago tech community? Here is the most comprehensive list you...
The Future Silicon Valley May Just Be Chicago

How To Respond If A Customer Thinks You Run The Bunny Ranch

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
The customer service team at my company, crowdSPRING, has answered over 40,000 requests from customers. Few have been as entertaining as a recent note which opened with: “hello whores” and then proceeded to discuss vegetarianism, good & evil, moral high ground, and my personal...
How To Respond If A Customer Thinks You Run The Bunny Ranch

To Succeed, Don’t Obsess About Reasons You Might Fail

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
A few months ago, I talked about why startups must focus first on the problem, not the solution. A few days ago, I talked about the need to refocus from time to time. There’s another side to focus that’s rarely discussed – focusing (and often obsessing) on reasons you might fail...
To Succeed, Don’t Obsess About Reasons You Might Fail

Startup Tip: Dealing With Customer Resistance To Change

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Whether you are a small or a Fortune 50 company, customers typically resist attempts to change products or services they perceive work well. People prefer to deal with the things they already know rather than get used to something new. But innovative companies must constantly find ways to improve...
Startup Tip: Dealing With Customer Resistance To Change