• October 01, 2015
Work Expectations

“I have a pretty strong founder mindset…But I loved my role at Edusoft because I quickly felt a ton of ownership. I think key questions are whether they come in with an attitude to have a founder mindset toward the thing they are doing and whether they are given enough autonomy to realize that. If so, great things. If not,...

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  • September 23, 2015

"Yes, it’s better to have everybody there in one location and actively present all the time. For ideation, it’s really necessary to have everybody in the room together. Other areas of execution like development, coding or product design might necessitate that too. But there are lot of execution projects that can be done remotely. And don’t forget, freelancing can be...

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  • August 12, 2015

Lukas Biewald might just be the Steve Jobs of data. After being fired by his own board in 2012, he decided to come back to CrowdFlower in 2013 to help pull the company back out of an unsuccessful slump. Since Biewald’s return, he's taken it upon himself to create more effective communication across the entire company. And now, CrowdFlower is...

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  • August 05, 2015

"I grew up off the grid - with kerosene lamps and a well. I had a pretty remote childhood and my parents get a giggle out of thinking about me playing with kerosene lamps as a kid and now running a tech company. One of the things about me growing up was that lights and the magic of electricity always...

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  • July 29, 2015
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We've all been there. You sit down to write your first love letter to a potential partner and you're stuck. Nothing comes to mind. It's common to underestimate the difficulty of writing your first love letter to a potential partner. There’s the dreaded back and forth about what you should or shouldn't say, how much to reveal, and the worst:...

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