Twitter Link Roundup #174 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | April 12th, 2013

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 fun look at home animals eat their food. Just try not to laugh!

Lean Business: Pivot Point – http://crowdspring.co/16I1C3M

7 Sales Secrets From My Best Sales Day Ever | by Chris Brogan – http://crowdspring.co/Y2Xx4B

The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack | Bill J. Bonnstetter-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YVc4mg

Chobani Founder: Why Quality & Community Are The Keys To Brand Success | PSFK – http://crowdspring.co/Y0o02S

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing – http://crowdspring.co/10ZmBfS

From Marissa Mayer to Sheryl Sandberg: Undeserved Backlash Against Women in Business? | byRieva Lesonsky – http://crowdspring.co/10L0utz

How much is your success dependent on those around you? – http://crowdspring.co/ZbA4Sk

The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack | Bill J. Bonnstetter-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YVc4mg

Lean Business: Pivot Point – http://crowdspring.co/16I1C3M

7 reasons for entrepreneurs to avoid tranched investments | VentureBeat – http://crowdspring.co/Y0njGB

Interesting, especially in light of debate about remote work … Engineering Serendipity | NYT – http://crowdspring.co/11ZdEos

Chobani Founder: Why Quality & Community Are The Keys To Brand Success | PSFK – http://crowdspring.co/Y0o02S

An acquisition is always a failure | by Jake Lodwick – http://crowdspring.co/YVTM4m

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing – http://crowdspring.co/10ZmBfS

From Marissa Mayer to Sheryl Sandberg: Undeserved Backlash Against Women in Business? | byRieva Lesonsky – http://crowdspring.co/10L0utz

There are no x10 developers, but there are certainly 1/10 ones – http://crowdspring.co/10KZYfb

The Lean Analytics Cycle: Metrics > Hypothesis > Experiment > Act – http://crowdspring.co/16PpwKQ

Considering Convertible Debt? Don’t Sell Yourself Short | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/17mINo1

How much is your success dependent on those around you? – http://crowdspring.co/ZbA4Sk

Why We Ignore Good Advice | Psychology Today – http://crowdspring.co/155V3Ki

Good short post by Chris Dixon on the challenges of predicting how technology will impact us – http://crowdspring.co/16Vd0HY

How Deal Makers Put a Value on Start-Ups – http://crowdspring.co/Zby3p2

Inside the Company Culture of Hubspot | Tech Cocktail – http://crowdspring.co/17iffId

The Tension Between Transparency And Privacy In The Startup Ecosystem | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/ZbwwiL

The 48 Types of VP Sales. Make Deadly Sure You Hire the Right One. | saastr – http://crowdspring.co/Y0ZU86

Hey Startups, I’m calling bullshit. You don’t understand sales. | Shoe String Startups – http://crowdspring.co/17n1jwL

Understanding—and Managing—Investor Expectations in the Midwest – http://crowdspring.co/XtYKXD

As Web Search Goes Mobile, Competitors Chip at Google’s Lead | NYT – http://crowdspring.co/Y0nWjz

Conquering Pagination for SEO – A Guide to Consolidating your Content | Ayima – http://crowdspring.co/YXOhlH

Neal Mohan, Google’s $100 Million Man | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/Zi36g1

Bill Gates says you should read these 5 books in 2013 | GeekWire – http://crowdspring.co/YcXbwH

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My First Blog | QuickSprout – http://crowdspring.co/YXUoq9

Facebook’s ‘Phone’ Is Another Triumph of Mediocrity | Gadget Lab – http://crowdspring.co/17rySO3

7 Sales Secrets From My Best Sales Day Ever | by Chris Brogan – http://crowdspring.co/Y2Xx4B

“New research reinforces the idea that intelligence is not fixed – and therefore can be strengthened” – http://crowdspring.co/155TUCw

“The only way to know what people think is to watch what they do, not what they say.” – http://crowdspring.co/Y2UKbC

The Story Of A Failed Startup And A Founder Driven To Suicide | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/Y2WKk9

Interesting teaser from Stowe Boyd on a new model of corp. culture, but tough to see this work at most enterprises – http://crowdspring.co/YWb0hP

Lessons We Learned from Our Biggest UX and Design Mistakes (at Buffer) – http://crowdspring.co/17mIg5x

Eight brands that crowdsourced marketing and product ideas | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/Ze5FCH

“Crowdsourcing has potential to be a game-changer for a wide range of brands that have fallen behind their customers” http://crowdspring.co/ZbQCts

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My First Blog | QuickSprout – http://crowdspring.co/YXUoq9

Brand Endearment: Return The High-Five – http://crowdspring.co/16VbN3b

Fake Twitter Followers Becomes Multimillion-Dollar Business | NYT – http://crowdspring.co/17mIoCb

Why the Blog Post Is the New Ad Unit | Hubspot Blog – http://crowdspring.co/10BV0RI

Beware of SEO consultants promising to rank you first. SEO rank is variable and ever changing – http://crowdspring.co/Y2ThCa

Conquering Pagination for SEO – A Guide to Consolidating your Content | Ayima – http://crowdspring.co/YXOhlH

15 Really Gross Print Ads – http://crowdspring.co/YeB3ST

Learning to See | Information Architects – http://crowdspring.co/Zi8IXx

Business Cards Design: 50 Creative Examples – http://crowdspring.co/17mONgt

50 Creative and Cool USB Designs | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/YNV4y5

Really interesting interview with the lead designer of Facebook Home – http://crowdspring.co/Zi5frW

How to Choose a Typeface | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/Yd5gBv

26 Best Free Handwritten Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/Yd5zfF

19 Astounding Typography Posters | CoalesceIdeas – http://crowdspring.co/Yd5EA0

Best Vector Character Design Tutorials | Tutorial Lounge – http://crowdspring.co/16Kh2Vd

Creative Invitation Card – http://crowdspring.co/16Kh6V6

43 Character Illustrations by Max Kostenko – http://crowdspring.co/16KgIFT

Great Examples of Typography Inspiration | youandsaturation – http://crowdspring.co/YeBg8p

The Collective Legal Guide For Designers (Contract Samples) | Smashing Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/YeDQLG

20 Cool Free Photoshop Brushes | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/16JzfCg

The Beautiful Design of 34 Green Business Cards | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/16KhPWe

Icon Design for Inspiration and Download – http://crowdspring.co/16Ki3fU

15 Graphic Design Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/YeDrJ3

25 Delightful Free Fonts For your Design – http://crowdspring.co/16Khq64

9 Free Collection of Header Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/YeCctE

Most Creative and Colorful Poster Designs – http://crowdspring.co/YeDcxV

15 Really Gross Print Ads – http://crowdspring.co/YeB3ST

13 Creative product designs | Designskilz – http://crowdspring.co/16KgDlL

8 Typefaces Every Designer Should Have – http://crowdspring.co/16KhmDk

Creative Packaging Designs: 50 Excellent Examples | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/Yd4If6

25 Creative Graffiti Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/16Ki83j

11 Fantastic Free Fonts | Creative Beacon – http://crowdspring.co/16JyTvt

Understanding Typographic Hierarchy | Webdesigntuts+ http://crowdspring.co/YeECIL

20 Fresh Awesome Free Fonts From 2013 | Creative Nerds – http://crowdspring.co/YeEKrA

20 Stunning 3D Business Card Designs | Designs Clue – http://crowdspring.co/17mOWk2

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic | Co.Design – http://crowdspring.co/10LgVGi

Best Wooden Fonts for Graphic Designer | Designs Madness – http://crowdspring.co/10LgUSC

27 Unconventional Business Card Designs | Enfuzed – http://crowdspring.co/10LgT12

40 Free Dirty and Rough Eroded Fonts | Naldz Graphics – http://crowdspring.co/10LgxaS

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/1ySfi

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/XTLkS

40 Amazing Minimal Logo Designs | Smashing Hub – http://crowdspring.co/16Jz4XP

10 Great Logo Designs | Designskilz – http://crowdspring.co/YeEWXL

40 Creative Tree Logo Design examples for your inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/YeCD7e

26 Best Free Handwritten Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/Yd5zfF

Creative Logo Designs for 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/YeBFrz

20 Fresh Awesome Free Fonts From 2013 | Creative Nerds – http://crowdspring.co/YeEKrA

11 Fantastic Free Fonts | Creative Beacon – http://crowdspring.co/16JyTvt

40 Free Dirty and Rough Eroded Fonts | Naldz Graphics – http://crowdspring.co/10LgxaS

25 Delightful Free Fonts For your Design – http://crowdspring.co/16Khq64

Some Of The Best Tumblr Blog Designs – http://crowdspring.co/YNVjt4

Using Maps In Web Design : 25 Amazing Examples – http://crowdspring.co/Yd5MQf

25 Useful CSS Tutorials to Boost Your Skills – http://crowdspring.co/YeBPiu

A Great UI is Invisible | Codrops – http://crowdspring.co/16KhNgX

9 Free Collection of Header Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/YeCctE

21 Beautiful iPhone App Websites | Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/YeEHfx

Flat Web Design: Trend Or Revolution? | The Usabilla Blog – http://crowdspring.co/16KhrqI

Resources every Android developer must know – http://crowdspring.co/YNUYGN

25 Bright and Bold Website Designs | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/YeEgBO

Free UI Elements | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/10LgImq

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 – http://crowdspring.co/Y04Ud5

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships | Inc – http://crowdspring.co/XYeddz

Everything no one wants me to say about Bitcoin | Ben Milne – http://crowdspring.co/16Pp3Iq

The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency | Money & Banking — Medium – http://crowdspring.co/Y093Of

Tribute to Ridiculous Voices!! A fun five minute singing diversion – http://crowdspring.co/YVatg9

What Doctors Don’t Know About the Drugs They Prescribe – http://crowdspring.co/Y3HaF0

“New research reinforces the idea that intelligence is not fixed – and therefore can be strengthened” – http://crowdspring.co/155TUCw

Should Kids Pick Their Own Punishments? | NYT – http://crowdspring.co/17n118T

Need a quick break? Here’s a 90 second video on how animals eat their food. Will put a smile on your face! – YouTube http://crowdspring.co/ZjOPPX

The story of our new brand – http://crowdspring.co/ZhTFND

Love The Walking Dead? Love Mad Men? You’re in luck. Here’s a show that combines BOTH! – http://crowdspring.co/Y08fJc

A Short Guide to Writing Good Copy | Copyblogger – http://crowdspring.co/16KgWNt

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

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