All posts for “commoncraft”


Own It

Posted by: leelefever on April 5, 2008- 5:00pm


Categories: being small, commoncraft, lesson, ourwork, personal, video


What is the point where many projects get off track? We think it's when decision making becomes a burden.  Indecision, lack of ownership and unclear reasoning often means stasis and frustration.  Over the past year, and likely through traveling together, Sachi and I have evolved a system that helps us be productive without wasting time.  It's a system of ownership - of being personally accountable for the small decisions that contribute to the overall goal. Early in the process, we talk a lot... Continue Reading

Talkin' Bout My Education

Posted by: leelefever on March 26, 2008- 5:00pm

Topic: education

Categories: commoncraft, lesson, ourwork, personal, videos


Looking back at my education, I wasn't a great student.  I made decent grades and went to a good university and grad school, but school was never my thing.  Looking back, I can pin-point a couple of points at which I lost faith. It was sixth grade and I was in a math class with Mrs. Paine (it's true - Paine).  The subject was least common denominators.  I didn't get it.  My worksheets came back with red marks, but I didn't really understand what I was supposed to be doing.  The class moved on... Continue Reading

Common Craft - (Nearly) A Year Later

Posted by: leelefever on March 23, 2008- 5:00pm


Categories: business, commoncraft, ourwork, thissite, videos


It's been almost a year since we published our first paperworks video - RSS in Plain English in April of 2007.  Since that time, we've been watching every comment, every blog post and every email.  We are lucky to have fans like you that have shared our videos and helped us learn so much.It's through watching these conversations that we've been able to see new ways for Common Craft to have a bigger impact in the next year.  We'll be more specific soon, but for now, I'd like to share some big... Continue Reading

Trademark FAQ

Posted by: leelefever on February 1, 2004- 4:00pm


Categories: business, commoncraft, thissite


Since starting Common Craft, I've been thinking about using trademarks and copyrights as a way to protect my intellectual property. To this end, I've found some good resources that folks in my position may find interesting: 10 Big Myths about copyright explained Trademark FAQs (.gov) I wasn't aware of this... Q: When can I use the trademark symbols TM, SM and ®?   A: Any time you claim rights in a mark, you may use the "TM" (trademark) or "SM" (service mark) designation to alert the public... Continue Reading