Twitter Link Roundup #123 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | March 16th, 2012

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

The video above shows a mechanical device for opening and pouring a bottle of wine. It’s complicated, huge, loud and I love it!

How anyone can create a successful online business for next to nothing (Part III) –

Why Do Some People Learn Faster? –

Why You Need Marketing Analytics, Not Web Analytics –

Competitive Differentiation that Matters – Rules for Bootstrapping a Business –

Repeat after me: business is always about the customer –

Women (Entrepreneurs) Who Go Their Own Way –

Twitter’s Secret History As the World’s Worst Tech or Media Business –

Why I left Google –

Competitive Differentiation that Matters –

A Start-Up Ecosystem Forms in Chicago –

How Y Combinator Started –

Repeat after me: business is always about the customer –

Name dropping! Now what could go wrong with Silicon Valley –

Hiring of Kevin Rose by Google sends all the wrong signals to Silicon Valley –

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time –

Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga –

5 New Spots for Chicago Tech Entrepreneurs –

Startup Recruiting 101: Strategies, Hacks & Don’ts –

Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas –

Why Do Some People Learn Faster? –

7 Rules for Bootstrapping a Business –

How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines –

Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than all the Macs it sold in 28 years –

A Big Idea: Y Combinator Now Lets Founders Apply Without… An Idea –

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann’s Lesson for Start-Ups: Go Your Own Way –

Why are companies defecting from Google Maps? –

Why This 29-Year-Old’s Company is Worth $400 Million –

MEMO TO EVERYONE: You Can’t Beat Apple By Trying To Be More Like Apple –

U.S. Manufacturers Are Hurting Themselves by the Way They Hire –

Yahoo! Crosses The Line –

Why You Need Marketing Analytics, Not Web Analytics –

How Three Germans Are Cloning the Web –

Twitter’s Ad Sales Are Booming, Says Gawker –

Why Marketers Never Learn From Others’ Social-Media Mistakes –

Marketing the Viral Effect and Not-for-Profit Gold –

How This Man Made Dos Equis a Most Interesting Marketing Story –

Why You Need Marketing Analytics, Not Web Analytics –

Honest ads that say what we’re all really thinking –

Trada Has Unlocked The Secret To Google And Facebook Ads That Work –

Top Non-Destructive Photoshop Techniques –

“Be interested in being wrong.” An interview with Jonathan Ive, Apple’s designer –

PBS Mini Documentary About Typography –

Why Creating Minimalist Design Makes You a Better Designer –

Why Do Some People Learn Faster? –

21 Free Bleached Paper Textures –

15 Essential Tips for Harnessing Your Creativity –

15 Gorgeous Examples of Travel and Leisure Brochures –

Respect Thy Typography –

8 Tips to Follow for iPad App Designers –

30 Useful Paper Background Collection –

10 Super Nice Fresh Free Fonts –

18 Free And Creative Paper Photoshop Brushes –

50 Amazing Free Glass Textures –

20 Impressively Inspirational Email Newsletter Designs –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Logo Design Inspiration – 50 Striking Examples –

10 Super Nice Fresh Free Fonts –

40+ Highly Entertaining Website Headers for Your Inspiration –

The Elements of a Clean Web Design –

80+ Fresh Inspirational Single Page Website Designs –

Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design –

40+ Excellent CSS3 Menu Tutorials –

Symptoms Of An Epidemic: Web Design Trends –

Apple A5X and the great quad-core confusion, explained –

A man’s life in 45 seconds. Powerful –

Awesome, overly complicated, unnecessary, and I love it –

The Man Who Broke Atlantic City –

Sea otters holding hands to keep from drifting apart while sleeping –

Just How Big Are The Eyes Of A Giant Squid? –

Forget NFC, This iPhone Case Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One –

How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines –

Why you should care about, and go see, John Carter.

I hope you enjoy these links! Please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.

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