Brian David Crane

Member Since 2015

Brian David Crane


Spread Great Ideas

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Area

Raised in East Tennessee, Brian got an early start as an entrepreneur. He launched his first business, Brian's Windridge Lawn Care, with a rake, a mower, and a dream after his father showed up with a riding lawn mower in the back of the family minivan instead of the yellow mountain bike that Brian craved. At 16, tired of applying aloe to sunburns, Brian stopped cutting grass and started recycling printer cartridges when he co-founded Cash4Cartridges USA. He grew the company while at the University of Tennessee and sold it shortly after returning from living a year abroad in Argentina. After college, Brian moved to Silicon Valley to be part of the original leadership team at Inflection. Thanks to several amazing mentors, he learned how to build and profitably scale web properties. To date, he’s helped launch four multimillion-dollar digital brands, including, which was bought by for $100 million cash three years after its launch. Now, Brian is focused on helping e-commerce brands grow with his digital marketing fund, Spread Great Ideas, which privately invests capital and sweat equity into select digital brands in order to help them reach a larger audience, profitably. He also writes and publishes on the world’s great ideas, as he researches time-tested philosophical wisdom as confirmed by modern scientific research. Personally, Brian has been semi-nomadic since 2014. This started after he sold most of his possessions - except for his Piaggio (Italian for macho scooter) and his beloved treadmill desk - to pursue a more holistic lifestyle. He's lived on 4 continents, and traveled to over 40 countries. He's currently based in Europe. Inspired to make our world a better place, Brian loves to connect and collaborate with talented people all over the globe.


  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship


May 30th, 2023

14 Benefits And Drawbacks Of Using AI Tools To Write Business Content

The rise of artificial intelligence is revolutionizing various industries, including content writing for businesses. However, the use of AI tools to generate content has sparked a heated debate in recent times. Advocates argue these tools offer numerous benefits, such as increased efficiency, improved productivity and cost savings. On the other hand, critics express concerns about the potential drawbacks, including the loss of human creativity, ethical issues and the risk of bias.

May 8th, 2023

Nine Productivity Strategies You Can Implement To Save Your Company Significant Time

Of all the resources companies monitor and allocate on a regular basis, time is perhaps the most important one. In the business world, saving time can also mean saving money, and time can often be the difference between a happy customer and an angry one or a successful launch and a failed one. This makes finding ways to save time a top priority for any entrepreneur. 

April 27th, 2023

10 Ways Leaders Can Help Remote Employees Feel Less Isolated During The Workday

While there are numerous benefits to remote work—schedule flexibility, lack of commute and a more relaxed workspace, just to name a few—isolation is still one of the downsides to remote work that many employees regularly report. However, these feelings can be mitigated with a few key changes to their routine and the support of their leadership.

April 5th, 2023

How Businesses Of Any Size Can Protect Themselves From Cyberattacks

When it comes to business cybersecurity, there's no such thing as "too small a target." If your company uses poor cybersecurity practices, leaving sensitive customer or company data at risk, hackers can exploit those vulnerabilities to accomplish their goals—no matter how big or small your company is.


Spread Great Ideas

Spread Great Ideas is an amalgamation of sorts: For some, it’s a digital marketing fund which helps e-commerce brands reach a larger audience, profitably. For others, it’s a content marketing team which helps transmute the world’s great ideas - those time-tested gems of philosophical wisdom as confirmed by modern scientific research. For all, it relies upon unabashed curiosity, operational excellence, and the Socratic Method ’s promise of intelligent non-conformity in order to make that amalgamation work.


  • Publishing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Philosophy