Twitter Link Roundup #128 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | April 26th, 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 is a fascinating account on the excess and hubris of the International Art Market (reporting by 60 Minutes journalist Morley Safer).

Small Business and Startup Tips: Managing Remote Employees –

The Economic Clout of Women-Owned Small Businesses – [INFOGRAPHIC] –

Small business Congress-watch: Three Reasons to Vote Next November? –

crowdSPRING”s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Invitation Consultants –

Small Business and Startup Tips: Managing Remote Employees –

Nice write-up on Google’s venture capital investment company –

5 tech deals that need to happen –

Good thoughts on assembling a board for a startup –

Startups Should Say No to 99% of Partnership Opportunities –

What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting –

Entrepreneurs, keep you eye on the ball and don’t get distracted! –

Jeff Bezos: ‘Even Well-Meaning Gatekeepers Slow Innovation’ –

Making the Turn – Leveraging a Pivot into Growth –

Why Being A Meaner Boss Will Help Your Company–And Make Your Employees Happy –

Should Your Brand Launch a Film Festival?

Why Obama’s JOBS Act Couldn’t Suck Worse –

Twitter’s Revolutionary Agreement Lets Original Inventors Stop Patent Trolls –

The Twitter IPA: What does defensive really mean? –

Linking To Facebook Pages Lowers Ad Costs –

Why Earned Media Alone Won’t Cut It –

Facebook, Google Must Adapt as Users Embrace ‘Unsocial’ Networks –

25 Stunning Examples of Minimalistic Advertising –

Digital ecosystems: an in-depth comparison –

Crowdsourcing on Facebook Gets You Consumers’ Ideas and Their Purchases –

Collaborative commerce: Pinterest and Amazon are a match made in affiliate heaven –

Click-Through Rates May Matter Even Less Than We Already Thought –

Clever Twitter ad from Smart Car Argentina. Go here and hold down the letter J –

Study: Those Social Media Logos On TV Actually Work –

What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting –

The funny side of advertising: 20 amusing and clever print advertisements –

Creative Examples of Billboard ads –

The 18 Most Ridiculous Ads Of The Dot-Com Super Bowl –

55 Latest Free Fonts for Professional Designers –

40+ Creative ideas in business cards –

10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Freelancing Career –

Magazine Cover Design Through The Decades –

200+ Pinterest Boards for Designers to Follow –

50 Extremely Beautiful Photoshop Patterns for Elegant Designs –

200+ Free Vector Grunge Graphics for Designers and Illustrators –

29 Hot New Freebies Every Designer will Love –

Cool and Unique Bookshelf Designs For Inspiration –

General Info and An Intro to Font Selection –

35 Stylish and Creative Wedding Invitation Designs for Inspiration –

40+ Fresh & Creative Minimal Art & Film Poster Designs Inspiration –

30 High Quality Examples of Scratch Texture –

A fantastic free font: Valentia typeface, an antique Spanish didone –

35 Stylish and Creative Wedding Invitation Designs for Inspiration –

Showcase of Creatively Designed Brochures –

Getting Creative Things Done: How To Fit Hard Thinking Into a Busy Schedule –

Newly Released Tools And Resources For Web Designers And Web Developers –

Six Brochures That Will Amaze You –

Absolutely Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials –

Excellent Collection of Brochure Design for Inspiration –

40+ Creative Sticker Label Inspirations In Package Design –

30 Awesome Examples of Free Wood Font –

30 Amazing Photoshop Tutorials That You Can’t Missed –

20 Superb Labels Used in Package Design –

Latest Business Card Transparent Designs –

30 High Quality Examples of Rope Texture –

15+ high quality, free pattern sets –

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) –

60 Photography Logos That Are Among The Best –

30 Fantastic Celtic Fonts for Free –

Showcase: 40 Appetizing Restaurant Logos –

55 Latest Free Fonts for Professional Designers –

18 Beautiful Examples of Parallax Scrolling in Web Design –

45 User Friendly Navigation Menu Examples –

Using Photo Backgrounds in Web Design: 30 Examples –

21 Inspiring Examples of About Pages –

Showcase of 27 Beautiful Restaurant and Food Websites using WordPress –

32 Examples of Usable Mobile Website Layouts –

20 Best Examples of Landing Page Design –

40 Creative Examples of Pricing Page Design for Your Inspiration –

23 Inspiring Examples of Contact Pages –

35 Beautiful Landing Page Design Examples to Drool Over [With Critiques] –

1st grader without hands wins a penmanship award –

Wonderful set of infographics about the foods we eat and our diets –

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death –

Apple nearly doubles quarterly profit –

13 Fun & Fascinating Facts Not to be Feared on Crowdsourcing –

The dumbest toilet door #FAIL I have ever seen –

Audi Crowdsources The Design Of Their Race Car Inspired Chair –

Truly despicable how women are treated in the Middle East in Arab countries –

NASA crowdsourcing solutions for a way to get to Mars on the cheap –

New study says social security will run out of funds 3 years earlier than previously thought –

Why Are We Drugging Our Soldiers? –

Not surprising that data centers require lots of coal and nuclear power to operate –

Interesting … clinical research suggests there’s a connection between inadequate sleep and ADHD in kids –

Mobile Payments Won’t Replace Cash or Credit for Another Decade –

Art for the One Percent: 60 Minutes on the Excess & Hubris of the International Art Market –

Seems far fetched but at some point, I believe we will mine asteroids for minerals –

Outstanding look at depression and clinical research on Prozac –

Confirmed: He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest –

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

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