Twitter Link Roundup #195 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | September 13th, 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 video from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in the spirit of the show Breaking Bad. If you’ve watched Breaking Bad, you’ll enjoy this video very much – tons of great inside jokes.

smallbusinessblog

Small Business and Startups: Seasonal Peaks and Valleys – crowdspring.co/1e8YsNJ

4 Hiring Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make – crowdspring.co/17UJnpL

Failure is overrated: Learn from successes instead | Crain’s Chicago Business – crowdspring.co/18No8bH

Lead By Example, Not By Title – crowdspring.co/1dYmHx5

Why You Should Never Ask Customers What They’ll Pay | by Ash Maurya – http://crowdspring.co/185b2Ei

How Contests Provide a Creative Way to Crowdsource Projects | Stephanie Faris SmallBiz Technology – crowdspring.co/19LItPL

The 10 Dumbest Things Bosses Say When They Fire Employees – http://crowdspring.co/1dJZdvn

The 13 Biggest Failures from Famous Entrepreneurs and What They’ve Learned from them | The Buffer Blog – http://crowdspring.co/1acy0O7

startupsblog

4 Hiring Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make – crowdspring.co/17UJnpL

Vinod Khosla: 70-80% Of VCs Add Negative Value To Startups | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/13O1RLh

57 startup lessons – http://crowdspring.co/18zV8nD

23 Things That Could Only Exist In Silicon Valley – crowdspring.co/17ZRyB7

Lead By Example, Not By Title – crowdspring.co/1dYmHx5

The 13 Biggest Failures from Famous Entrepreneurs and What They’ve Learned from them | The Buffer Blog – http://crowdspring.co/1acy0O7

Failure is overrated: Learn from successes instead | Crain’s Chicago Business – crowdspring.co/18No8bH

Why Everybody’s Going Freelance | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/184Z1ii

Stealing Traction: How Youtube, Paypal, StumbleUpon and AirBnB Grew Through Piggybacking — http://crowdspring.co/1e2aUOb

What have you learned as an early employee at a startup? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/1evEtXi

“A concrete monetization strategy must be an intrinsic part of your product’s DNA.” | by Philipp Stauffer – http://crowdspring.co/1eEe8pU

Why Twitter Buying MoPub Is a Very Big Deal — http://crowdspring.co/17ZTyt6

A Navy SEAL Technique Can Help You Survive Entrepreneur Terror http://bit.ly/1eIbX4B

The Decline And Fall Of Flowtab, A Startup Story | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/13A7SuX

Why You Should Never Ask Customers What They’ll Pay | by Ash Maurya – http://crowdspring.co/185b2Ei

“Cooperation trumps collaboration, gamification is hype, gaming fads come and go and they will not be transformative” http://crowdspring.co/19FerwX

Top 30 Startups to Watch – http://crowdspring.co/19EpnuS

“A massive amount of innovation is ‘innovation for the sake of it’, rather than delivering any actual customer value” – http://crowdspring.co/13ArE9D

How To Bounce Back From Failure — Over And Over Again – http://crowdspring.co/17kEolh

You’re not the CEO – you’re the Fucking Janitor – http://crowdspring.co/16kLrL3  #HELLYES

Meet the Empowered People | by Jeremiah Owyang – http://crowdspring.co/1dZj75Q

5 Habits Of Relentless Entrepreneurs | Small Business Trends – http://crowdspring.co/13A96WX

How the ‘Failure’ Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation | Wired Opinion – http://crowdspring.co/13O46OH

SaaS Metrics 2.0 – A Guide to Measuring and Improving what Matters | For Entrepreneurs – http://crowdspring.co/155d1w7

Interesting thoughts on being productive working remote vs innovative together – http://crowdspring.co/14qXZ57

Someday Worth Billions, but Now, They Need a Desk | NYT – http://crowdspring.co/1dMveDk

The 10 Dumbest Things Bosses Say When They Fire Employees – http://crowdspring.co/1dJZdvn

Lots of good insight in this podcast interview about 37signals, remote work & more – http://crowdspring.co/15TaOq5

Mobile payments are still a challenge for everyone, it appears | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/14va9F0

How Contests Provide a Creative Way to Crowdsource Projects | Stephanie Faris SmallBiz Technology – crowdspring.co/19LItPL

Small Business and Startups: Seasonal Peaks and Valleys – crowdspring.co/1e8YsNJ

Good look by Ashley Verrill into remote work & whether call centers should closely monitor workers – http://crowdspring.co/13Tjppf

“In a start-up with limited funds, it’s critical that people do their best. Anything less is economic suicide.” – crowdspring.co/1fWf8DN

socialmediablog

Report: Advertisers Could Waste $9.5 Billion On Bot Traffic In 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/17txl9T

Gmail Tabs Get Most Positive Reaction By Young Millenials, But Half Check Promotions Less Than Once A Week – http://crowdspring.co/1dMxqdL

Social Now Is the Most Important Search Ranking Factor | MarketingProfs – http://crowdspring.co/1acx8ZW

The New Marketing Funnel | Scale Venture Partners – http://crowdspring.co/13O1Fvg

“In moments of honesty, digital agencies admit they are not as cool as their marketing states.” – http://crowdspring.co/13O3Lv8

How is Yahoo really doing? Here’s the Google Trends data – http://crowdspring.co/18JTlwm

How to Pull Off Coca-Cola Marketing on a Diet Coke Budget | Hubspot – http://crowdspring.co/17rlusZ

Has Mobile Killed The Fast Follower Strategy? Sure Looks That Way… | Hunter Walk – http://crowdspring.co/1dYdEfy

Advertising Loses More Jobs Than Any Other Industry – http://crowdspring.co/1dMucar

“61% of advertisers say that they are challenged to reliably measure the ROI of digital advertising.” – http://crowdspring.co/1fQ87UP

How Contests Provide a Creative Way to Crowdsource Projects | Stephanie Faris SmallBiz Technology – crowdspring.co/19LItPL

How the Color Red Changes Our Brains – crowdspring.co/14xNM1M

Print advertising: 80 brilliant examples | Creative Bloq – crowdspring.co/14jbG6f

25 inspiring not-for-profit ads | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1dViZ7q

designblog

10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of – crowdspring.co/19Aoeo1

30 Striking Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials – crowdspring.co/17Jbiyw

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Beginners Guides & Tutorials – crowdspring.co/1dVjxds

31 Character Design Illustration and Painting Tutorials – crowdspring.co/1dVjzSz

50 Stylish Arabic fonts| Tutorial Lounge – crowdspring.co/1e3QBjs

Fresh High Quality Free Fonts | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/1dD559M

The product design sprint: a five-day recipe for startups – http://crowdspring.co/155cABJ

Why cards are the future of the web | Inside Intercom – crowdspring.co/18wfrSS

The ultimate guide to flat design | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1dVi5ry

10 Steps to Improving Your Photoshop Skills | Psdtuts+ crowdspring.co/1dViCcZ

Free Social Icon Sets – crowdspring.co/1dVis5k

Big Typography Designs For Inspiration – crowdspring.co/18opWHT

25 inspiring not-for-profit ads | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1dViZ7q

Flat And Thin Are In | Smashing Magazine – crowdspring.co/1dVicmP

Use Abstract Geometry to Create Stunning Designs | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1dViiea

Our Top 25 Amazing Sketches for Your Inspiration | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/1dVigDk

Of Irreverence and Irrelevance: A Yahoo! Redesign – crowdspring.co/1dNjJvh

How the Color Red Changes Our Brains – crowdspring.co/14xNM1M

Print advertising: 80 brilliant examples | Creative Bloq – crowdspring.co/14jbG6f

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

logodesignblog

25 Creative Snowflake Logo Designs – crowdspring.co/19AnBL9

8 Famous Logos as Angry Birds – crowdspring.co/1dVi9r7

20 Creative and Colorful Logos – crowdspring.co/19AooM9

Fresh High Quality Free Fonts | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/1dD559M

20+ Logo Designs Using Numbers For Your Inspiration | Best Design Tuts – crowdspring.co/1dVjnmd

Logos with Hidden Meaning – crowdspring.co/19Aq1cC

50 Stylish Arabic fonts| Tutorial Lounge – crowdspring.co/1e3QBjs

webdesignblog

Progressive Reduction: just another buzzword? – crowdspring.co/14nnRtk

10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of – crowdspring.co/19Aoeo1

“Design engagement, not forms.” – http://crowdspring.co/17ZQq0c

Big Typography Designs For Inspiration – crowdspring.co/18opWHT

How to design great web forms | .net magazine – crowdspring.co/19AoaEJ

30 Examples of Impressive Photographer’s Websites | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/1dViD0F

20 Web Design Tips for Improved User Experience – crowdspring.co/14nnLSJ

Top 30 Fabulous jQuery Sliders for Free | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1dVj8rz

15 horizontal sites and the case for making them | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1dVjoqt

30 Amazing Web Design Pinterest Boards to Follow | Inspired Magazine – crowdspring.co/1dVjsGA

Beginners Guide to Working with jQuery Animation – crowdspring.co/19AoxPC

A very useful curated HTML, CSS, JS and UI component library – crowdspring.co/19AoW4A

Free Social Icon Sets – crowdspring.co/1dVis5k

30 Stunning Website Designs Inspired by Nature and Landscapes – crowdspring.co/1dVj76M

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Does Age Matter in Learning Web Design? – crowdspring.co/19AoLX6

The ultimate guide to flat design | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1dVi5ry

Eight Things to Consider When You Create Calls-to-Action in Your Content – crowdspring.co/1dVjE8Z

Why cards are the future of the web | Inside Intercom – crowdspring.co/18wfrSS

Useful tool to help preview how different fonts would look on a website – crowdspring.co/155dKNP

mobiledesignblog

30 Cheatsheets and Infographics for Mobile App Developers – crowdspring.co/19AnrU9

20 Mobile User Interface Design for Your Inspiration – crowdspring.co/19ApebH

otherblog

Fantastic Breaking Bad parody by Jimmy Fallon and crew – http://crowdspring.co/18T5NtJ

Poking fun at Apple and the iPhone 5S – crowdspring.co/14yTvEu

Entertaining Reddit AMA with Ricky Gervais – crowdspring.co/17HkgbT

Crowdsourced Workforces Rising | Sramana Mitra – http://crowdspring.co/17RKmZK

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria – http://crowdspring.co/1emhbpe

The Teachers who got the Last Laugh – http://crowdspring.co/1acvB5W

N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web – http://crowdspring.co/1557k17

Economic impact of our Friday the 13th phobia? $800M to $900M in lost business http://crowdspring.co/17vXsgk

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/1eFoExi

America’s Welfare State Is Not Working Nearly As Well As It Should – http://crowdspring.co/13A64lC

“Friends and Craigslist strangers have overtaken spouses as the de facto first living-partners for 20-somethings” – http://crowdspring.co/183Axfj

5 Shockingly Advanced Ancient Buildings That Shouldn’t Exist – http://crowdspring.co/1fQ8gHS

Executives (and their desire for control) are the cause of email overload | GigaOM Pro by Stowe Boyd – http://crowdspring.co/1dMTAN7

A useful discussion by a pro photographer on the Iphone 5s camera improvements | TechCrunch – crowdspring.co/1eoxe5G

The Biomorphic Reason Why Dismembered Fingers Can’t Unlock Your iPhone 5S – crowdspring.co/17vTOTH

Chicago’s DIVVY Busiest Bike Sharing System in the World | BLACKLINE – REVIEW http://crowdspring.co/17uJtr9

“There’s a growing school of thought that considers taglines as bygone marketing relics.” – http://crowdspring.co/1eI14Qg

We use startups to share cars, houses, bikes … but would you share a washing machine? http://crowdspring.co/18UI6jC

Bigger cojones = weaker parenting skills. No kidding – http://crowdspring.co/1dZAROA

Why are we so sure that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? – http://crowdspring.co/1bamwOb

America’s Driving Less, and This Evidence Suggests It’s Not About the Economy | The Atlantic Cities – http://crowdspring.co/13A8SPv

A Rosh Hashanah-themed cover version of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”- http://crowdspring.co/18A4vne

Sorry, Jeff Bezos, the news bundle isn’t coming back – http://crowdspring.co/19o0HXh

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

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