Kickstarter Project ‘StrangePlay’ Leverages Online Collaboration to Turn Ideas Into Reality

StrangePlay: Where Do You Go? is a creative film project that leveraged online collaboration to turn ideas into reality. The film examines isolation through dependance on electronic devices. Cleverly and ironically, StrangePlay used those same concepts to bring people together in collaboration for the film’s development. This includes Kickstarter’s crowdfunding platform and HiretheWorld’s collaborative work platform. The following explains how StrangePlay chose to leverage these collaboration tools provided by two innovative companies.

Investment Tool: Kickstarter

StrangePlay had four options for finding $15,000 worth of financing for production: 1) investors 2) grants 3) friends and family 4) crowdfunding. Traditional means through investors and grants usually take months to apply and require proof of return on investment (ROI). Continue Reading

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Entrepreneurship: Top 280 Books of All Time

Here at HiretheWorld we have always been obsessed with lists. In an age of information overload, we have to filter out the best. Now to be the best, you should take advice from the best.


Here are the all-time top 280 books on entrepreneurship below:

  1. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Micalowicz
  2. ReWork by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  3. Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
  4. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick
  5. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  6. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the Worldby Chris Guillebeau
  7. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout
  8. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham
  9. The Parable of the Pipeline: How Anyone Can Build a Pipeline of Ongoing Residual Income in the New Economy by Burke Hedges
  10. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
  11. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
  12. Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
  13. The Simplicity Survival Handbook by Bill Jensen
  14. The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield
  15. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi Continue Reading
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[ Inside Look: Mashable's Pete Cashmore ] Traits of Today’s Youth Ruling the Entrepreneurial Scene

Throughout history, youth culture put idols in the forefront, shaping and leading much of our consumerism. In the 70′s we worshipped the punks and glam rock, 80′s saw the rise of disco and pop sensations, 90′s idolized grunge and boy/girl pop groups, the millennium turned the spotlight on ourselves through the introduction of reality stars and social media, and now the dream of today is the tech start-up focused on change. They are here to utilize technology and social media platforms to empower individuals and direct their penchant for self-expression towards creating a better world.

Now what are the traits found in today’s successful young entrepreneurs?

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ZF Creative – another HiretheWorld success story!

ZF Creative Logo

ZF Creative Logo, a worthy logo contest winner - 97 great designs for only $200!

Just heard from Zen at Zf Creative – his new Demo Reel is now live! Zen ran a logo design contest with us back in August, and ended up with a really great Logo. The final logo emerged as the worthy winner from among 97 other excellent entries – from 23 different designers – all for just $200.

They’ve now put up their new demo reel, featuring the new ZF Creative logo front and centre :)

Zen founded Zf Creative, a Portland firm that’s committed to high quality script-to-screen video production – and Zen himself specializes in Directing, Producing, Camera, Writing, Art Direction & Viral Video. We think he’s pretty good at it too – check out his portfolio of great work on Vimeo.

Hey! You can hire any of the freelancers featured in this article, just by clicking on their profiles below:

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