Twitter Link Roundup #229 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | July 11th, 2014

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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 image above is from a very interesting deconstruction of the impact Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi has on the teams for which he plays. Today, Messi is generally considered to be the top soccer player in the world. Amazingly, when one looks at the data, Messi’s impact on the game is even greater than people assume. More in the Other section below.

smallbusinessblog

The Perils of Founder Fighting – crowdspring.co/1qnNtlJ

The surprising secret of happier, more productive organizations: conflict – crowdspring.co/1qscUpx

The Importance of Understanding Your Best Users – crowdspring.co/1o21ZOj

How to Succeed in Business by Bundling – and Unbundling | Harvard Business Review – crowdspring.co/1lphhyB

startupsblog

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Reid Hoffman | 25iq by Tren Griffin – crowdspring.co/1qz86yT

The Unintended Consequences of Startups | WSJ by Jason Nazar – crowdspring.co/1nYW6mN

The Hottest Startup Sectors – crowdspring.co/1lpiG8h

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Vinod Khosla | by Tren Griffin – crowdspring.co/TqevOg

The Perils of Founder Fighting – crowdspring.co/1qnNtlJ

The surprising secret of happier, more productive organizations: conflict – crowdspring.co/1qscUpx

The Other 1% – Ranking The Top 20 Angel Investors | 500 Startups – crowdspring.co/1is3Iiw

It’s getting harder to tell what’s a real Silicon Valley startup and what’s a parody – crowdspring.co/1k05eDQ

Candid insight (not what you typically hear) on women & leadership from PepsiCo CEO: Women Can’t Have It All – crowdspring.co/1s3aFa0

Everyone in SaaS Needs to Do Customer Support. At Least Until You Have 50 Employees. But Ideally, Forever crowdspring.co/TqngIa

Silicon’s Valley’s Brutal Ageism | New Republic – crowdspring.co/UDl8O9

Betting on the Ponies: non-Unicorn Investing – crowdspring.co/1jqLtKQ

My Top 10 Year One SaaS Mistakes. Save Yourself Some Pain & Just Don’t Make Them Yourself  – crowdspring.co/1qcQEwe

What fuels great design (and why most startups don’t do it) | Google Ventures – crowdspring.co/1rexlGI

Ten Things I Learned Researching Ten of the World’s Fastest Growing Startups – crowdspring.co/1xIm1mV

A Dozen Things I have Learned from Jeff Bezos | by Tren Griffin – crowdspring.co/1qPi3Z7

Can Better Acoustics Make Open Offices Suck Less? | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1z7WNzT

The secretive billionaire who built Silicon Valley – crowdspring.co/1qjKWZN

Why You’ll Want to Raise $100,000,000 for Your SaaS Start-Up: The Incremental Customer | saastr – crowdspring.co/1rSAVGF

The Importance of Understanding Your Best Users – crowdspring.co/1o21ZOj

The Importance of Hometown Investors for Startups – crowdspring.co/1z8kNTu

4 Mistakes New Product Managers Make – crowdspring.co/1rXNZrC

In Venture Capital, Birds of a Feather Lose Money Together (you want contrasting opinions) – crowdspring.co/1o1YA2b

How the ‘PayPal Mafia’ redefined success in Silicon Valley | by Conner Forrest, TechRepublic – crowdspring.co/1pQYY4B

How Fast-Growing Startups Can Fix Internal Communication Before It Breaks – crowdspring.co/VrHqmQ

Good insight on startups and product development in this AMA with Jason Fried – crowdspring.co/TmVP1

My startup failed, and this is what it feels like – crowdspring.co/1lO2Ipv

“A Minimum Viable Product doesn’t count in SaaS – it has to be a Minimum Sellable Product.” – crowdspring.co/1ls0X06

Google Ventures’ Bill Maris on Venture Capital in Silicon Valley | Re/code – crowdspring.co/1v00G51

No, *I’ll* tell you the answer! – crowdspring.co/VQyx6i

Proper labeling of axes is absolutely crucial – crowdspring.co/1mdPUZB

How to Succeed in Business by Bundling – and Unbundling | Harvard Business Review – crowdspring.co/1lphhyB

SlideShare Best Practices: How to Turn Written Content Into a Winning Deck | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1njM91p

socialmediablog

Engagement is a Long-Term Process (some tips on drip marketing) – crowdspring.co/TiSCjz

Just Say No to Low CTR – crowdspring.co/1lpjlq8

Misintermediation – crowdspring.co/1pQXur4

3 Psychological Principles Behind Blog Images – crowdspring.co/Tj5NRx

Perhaps sponsored content isn’t the holy grail after all – crowdspring.co/1sCeiUB

Shocking! Advertisers are surprised that people aren’t paying attention to ads, even when targetted – crowdspring.co/1qskctz

The Science Behind Color and Emotion | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1z7WzZv

The 8 Types of Images That Increase the Psychological Impact of Your Content | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/UJxdl0

designblog

Web Design Ledger 30 Awesome Capital Fonts Free to Download – crowdspring.co/1ilcjTG

How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects – crowdspring.co/UJxfJC

20 New Freebies for Designers from the Latest Design Trends – crowdspring.co/1rY1Wpu

Design Basics – Learn About Color Theory – crowdspring.co/1pWZoXr

6 Things You Need to Explain to Your Clients Before Signing a Contract | 1stwebdesigner – crowdspring.co/1v5KDmd

Design for Everyone: Considering Accessibility in Visual Projects | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1v5KH5s

How to Use Cool Color in Design Projects | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1ilcrCT

10 Commandments of Type and Color – crowdspring.co/UJyQiK

20 New Freebies for Designers from the Latest Design Trends – crowdspring.co/1rY1Wpu

20 Ridiculously Creative Package Designs You Have To See – crowdspring.co/UJy9py

Fresh Resources for Designers and Developers – July 2014 – crowdspring.co/1qOorQj

Using Lines and Curves in Design Projects | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1zkWEcE

Design Basics – Learn About Color Theory – crowdspring.co/1pWZoXr

25 Top of the line Business card design tutorials you cannot miss | AntsMagazine – crowdspring.co/1iVSAuw

50 Cool Packaging Designs Examples – crowdspring.co/UJzjS2

The Science Behind Color and Emotion | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1z7WzZv

The Golden Age Of Soviet Design | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1pX182K

A Look Inside Design at LinkedIn – crowdspring.co/1rXVJtu

42 Examples of Clean Graphic Design for Print Marketing | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/UJxm7X

10 sites to find Adobe Illustrator tutorials – crowdspring.co/1v5KIGB

The Champion Pack: 84 free high quality football related icons | Inspired Magazine – crowdspring.co/1v5K8sD

The Curious [Design] History Of The World Cup Soccer Ball | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1v5K0cz

SlideShare Best Practices: How to Turn Written Content Into a Winning Deck | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1njM91p

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

80+ Marvelous Animal Inspired Logo Designs | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1v5KzmJ

Great Examples of Personal Logos and Branding – crowdspring.co/1z7WDZv

Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs | noupe – crowdspring.co/1qcXQIS

webdesignblog

381 killer free web design resources | Inspired Magazine – crowdspring.co/1z7Y3Dk

The ultimate guide to designing ecommerce websites | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1pX0D8Z

A Decade of Homepages: An Inside Look at [Hubspot's] Website Redesign Strategy – crowdspring.co/1jqNaI6

A Tour of [Web] Input Methods – crowdspring.co/1zaqnF5

Using Lines and Curves in Design Projects | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1zkWEcE

Creative Use of Polygonal Style in Website Design | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1njM4e0

Twelve JavaScript Libraries for Data Visualization – crowdspring.co/1v5KfnW

20 New Freebies for Designers from the Latest Design Trends – crowdspring.co/1rY1Wpu

36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools – crowdspring.co/1pX0Fxt

How To Design A Great User Interface – crowdspring.co/UJzywa

Fresh Resources for Designers and Developers – July 2014 – crowdspring.co/1qOorQj

30 Web Designs that Fully Embrace the Hero Image – crowdspring.co/1v5JGu8

How to Use SVG Patterns | Designmodo – crowdspring.co/1qcXGkI

12 Useful JavaScript Resources and Tools – crowdspring.co/1pWZxdc

Design Trend: Ghost Buttons in Website Design | Designmodo – crowdspring.co/1z7WRzD

43 Brilliant Free jQuery Image Gallery/Slider Plugins (And 14 Tutorials to Make Your Own) – crowdspring.co/1rHPmgT

Delicious Restaurant Websites with Mouth-Watering Photos – crowdspring.co/1z7W1mw

The Science of Happy Design | UX Booth – crowdspring.co/1z7WB3P

43 Brilliant Free jQuery Image Gallery/Slider Plugins (And 14 Tutorials to Make Your Own) – crowdspring.co/1z7WnJR

40 Fresh jQuery Plugins You Need To Check Out – crowdspring.co/1rY23RP

Eco Style in Web Design from A to Z – crowdspring.co/UJzmNq

How To Design A Great User Interface – crowdspring.co/UJzywa

20 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workspaces in the Background – crowdspring.co/UJzvk6

14 Do’s and Don’ts of Food Related Websites | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1njMdy0

Four Cognitive Design Guidelines for Effective Information Dashboards | UX Magazine – crowdspring.co/UJzblg

For Developers, a Little UX can Go a Long Way | UX Magazine – crowdspring.co/1v5KOhE

Improvements in UI Design| Inside Intercom – crowdspring.co/1qbYh6j

12 Useful JavaScript Resources and Tools – crowdspring.co/1pWZxdc

Amazing Educational Website designs for Inspiration | AntsMagazine – crowdspring.co/UJyzft

A Serious Look At Card Based Design – crowdspring.co/UJz4X8

Sketches and Drawings in Website Design – crowdspring.co/UJyZ5w

Twelve JavaScript Libraries for Data Visualization – crowdspring.co/1v5KfnW

Top 15 Forums for Gamers with the Friendliest UIs | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/UJxynM

30 Free Web and Mobile Icon Sets from 2014 – crowdspring.co/UJxt3t

35 Interviews with Web Designers & Developers | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/1njMhxD

mobiledesignblog

30 Free Web and Mobile Icon Sets from 2014 – crowdspring.co/UJxt3t

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/UJy31b

Mobile Design Patterns: A Practical Look | Designmodo – crowdspring.co/1qbY3w1

otherblog

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More | Minds – crowdspring.co/1z7X8CI

Do Rational People Exist? – crowdspring.co/UCwGRU

Lionel Messi Is Impossible | FiveThirtyEight – crowdspring.co/1pXzenc

Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of ‘Disruptive Innovation’ | Businessweek – crowdspring.co/1lKaxe3

Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t | NYT – crowdspring.co/1pQP5Eh

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete – crowdspring.co/1qp2jZ8

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

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