Brian David Crane – Founder of CallerSmart

Brian David Crane - Founder of CallerSmart

I constantly write down my ideas. Getting ideas out of my head and onto paper helps me mark them off of my mental to-do list and take action on them later. There’s supposedly an ancient Chinese proverb about this that I like: “The weakest ink is better than the strongest memory.” Raised in East Tennessee, […]

14 Trends That Excite Designers at the HOW Conference

Entrepreneurs: Trends that excite you

Attending the HOW Conference in Chicago has allowed IdeaMensch to meet and interview a wide range of designers, developers, and entrepreneurs. Including in-house designers, freelance designers, CEO’s of top brands in the industry, and everything in between. Below see what trends are making them tick, dream, move and shake. • Anna Sher: Moving Photography. • Anna Johnson: Periscope, a live […]

Thomas Holl – Co-founder and President of Babbel

Iteration is key and you need to iterate fast. So when there’s a big idea, you just need to start somewhere and make improvements as you go along. But passion is the underlying difference. And a strong desire to continue learning. Thomas Holl is the co-founder and president of Babbel, a market-leading language learning app. […]

Devin Turner and Charlie Beckwith – Creators of FocalCast

You should do something once a day that’s completely unrelated to your main focus. Mark Cuban plays basketball. I usually go for a run. Unplugging and doing something totally different will decrease stress and free up your mind to come up with more creative ideas. As students at Marquette University, Devin Turner and Charlie Beckwith […]

Laxman Sankaran – Co-founder of AppNotch

Laxman Sankaran - Co-founder of AppNotch

I believe in the 10X growth model. I find 10 users to provide valuable feedback on my product. I then find 100 users who continue to add perspectives and constructive feedback. I continue along the path to 10,000 users as I scale. Laxman Sankaran is an inventor and entrepreneur with more than 18 years of […]