Twitter Link Roundup #290 – Seriously. A Ton of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers! Mike | October 9th, 2015

We do, after all, love our city. Chicagoans are true and for good reason; we live in a place that is underestimated and overlooked in so many ways and for so many reasons. For instance tonight starts the National League Divisional Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and (guess who?) our beloved Cubs. It’s taken since 2008 to get back to October baseball, but the Cubbys finally have a shot at going all the way! Now everyone knows how loyal we Chicagoans are to our sports teams, but one thing many people don’t really know is just how incredibly beautiful our city is. The guys who made this video, however, definitely get it. Their careers took them away from home, but that didn’t stop them from warming up their drone, making sure their lenses were clean and giving us this beautiful gift of a video celebrating the spectacular beauty of our city!

Now that we’ve got you primed for your next visit to Chicago, settle back  and enjoy this great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account)! We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!

smallbusinessblog

Small Business Tips: Document Your Business Processes | crowdSPRING Blog crowdspring.co/1RkqhlX

Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity crowdspring.co/1hlodxa

Coming Soon to Checkouts: Microchip-Card Payment Systems crowdspring.co/1LzLSGL

Ways To Profit From The Pope Visit crowdspring.co/1OVcy5Q

‘Make Something Beautiful’: A Father’s Business Lesson crowdspring.co/1gRDeqe

startupsblog

7 Secrets to Being an Extraordinary Creative Manager crowdspring.co/1hliIP7

Why 11 A.M. Coffee Makes You More Productive crowdspring.co/1L8HM9L

Makeshift Society’s Eastward Expansion crowdspring.co/1LbgGJ6

How Not to Be a Sleaze (or a Martyr) in Your Business – Copyblogger crowdspring.co/1OfifuL

Meet The Most Powerful Force In The Star Wars Universe: The Man Who Makes The Toys crowdspring.co/1LdLnSk

How Baseball Is Competing With Apple and Google for Analytics Talent crowdspring.co/1gRDaH0

India Replaces China as Next Big Frontier for U.S. Tech Companies nytimes.com/2015/09/28/tec…

Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Kept Their Day Jobs While Starting Their Businesses crowdspring.co/1WkFiHb

Case Study: 3 LinkedIn Users Share their Specific Successes and Challenges on the Platform crowdspring.co/1ML93PK

Special Olympics and Microsoft Cloud crowdspring.co/1MspWvO

Why the Perfect Manager Is Mature, Stable, and Boring crowdspring.co/1LbBfFa

It’s All About The Kids — And The Money — At The Learning Experience – Forbes crowdspring.co/1MLjK4Z

An Open Email From a CEO to All Outstanding Candidates crowdspring.co/1Msrshm

Starbucks Falls Short After Pledging Better Labor Practices crowdspring.co/1LzMRXu

The Great Divide in Workplace Benefits crowdspring.co/1KBSBuG

How to Prevent a Corporate Midlife Crisis crowdspring.co/1OVctPr

What to Do When Your Boss Has a Mental Illness crowdspring.co/1Wl7I42

The World’s Greatest Public Speaker on the Power of Words crowdspring.co/1OVdnLU

How Volkswagen Got Away With Diesel Deception crowdspring.co/1OVdmYl

3 ‘Lessons Learned’ for Parents and Entrepreneurs Alike crowdspring.co/1LzLUyi

socialmediablog

Prevent Feature Creep and Bad Product Requests | Intercom crowdspring.co/1Lbe265

4 Tools to Simplify Social Selling crowdspring.co/1VAUm1n

The Future of Marketing: What Will Your Marketing Look Like in 2017? crowdspring.co/1gRDXaT

Four influential brands and why they’re so effective crowdspring.co/1VyR8Ra

3-Step Action Plan With Worksheets for 2 Months of Blog Posts crowdspring.co/1OSMo4w

Customer Experience vs. User Experience: What’s The Difference? – Usability Geek crowdspring.co/1LzzsP8

Insights on Finding a Writing Voice Readers Take Seriously [SlideShare] – Copyblogger

Here’s How You Can Increase Traffic to Your Website crowdspring.co/1KBH12D

Twitter to Remove Share Counts and Redesign Buttons crowdspring.co/1OfFHrO

Pithy, Mean and Powerful: How Donald Trump Mastered Twitter for 2016 nytimes.com/2015/10/06/us/…

Do copyright laws protect our tweets? crowdspring.co/1LzMRqk

Consumers View 5-Star Reviews as Too Good to Be True crowdspring.co/1L8GpIh

designblog

Illustrator creates brilliant scenes with tongue-in-cheek humor | DesignFaves crowdspring.co/1M6Lkbu

3D Printed Wearable Planter Ring – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1LdNJRd

The Internet, Visualized In Patent Sketches crowdspring.co/1LdMG3B

The Post-Postmodern Lettering of Daniel Pelavin – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1LbgFVn

London studio documents the painstaking craft of globemaking | DesignFaves crowdspring.co/1OV14PK

12 Awesome Hand Lettering Tutorial Videos for Beginners crowdspring.co/1gRti01

How Pantone Became The Definitive Language Of Color crowdspring.co/1VcIbaE

Sculptural Book Art by Andrew Hayes crowdspring.co/1WkZtVr

A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1L1JsN8

A Set of Nameless Paints Wants to Change the Way Kids Learn About Color crowdspring.co/1L1JswG

Inside James Irvine’s Beautiful And Rational World Of Design crowdspring.co/1OSNuNI

A curated selection of illustration from around the world. | My Design Shop crowdspring.co/1RqHCK5

Using “Dumb Data” To Make Smart Design Decisions | UX Magazine crowdspring.co/1KEcEcL

Myiu Tea Packaging Design crowdspring.co/1Lbe3XG

Pro Tips to a Smarter Design Process – Designmodo crowdspring.co/1MsgdWl

How to Design a Book Cover That Sells crowdspring.co/1OhwroJ

Here’s What’s Cooking in a Few of the Country’s Hottest Design Incubators crowdspring.co/1OfjE4q

Michael Graves’s Famous PoMo Kettle Turns 30—With A Dragon crowdspring.co/1hliJ5A

Most Creative Bookshelves Designs Ever crowdspring.co/1gRlDP6

Artist’s dark new series discusses negative effects of consumerism | DesignFaves crowdspring.co/1LzxDlg

Publications for Typography & Lettering Lovers – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1ML7jpS

Bare Bottle: Wine Label Design for the Creative Palate – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1gRrW5q

Digital Wood at 25 – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1gRrAvm

Project that Explores the Potential of White Paper – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1OSOjGq

3D Print A Pair of Shoes at Home – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1OhzwFd

Here’s How The High Line’s Landscape Architects Reenvision The Office Park crowdspring.co/1VyTtLV

logodesignblog

This week “Fresh from the SPRING” features the wonderful logo designer happymunmun! @crowdSPRING Blog crowdspring.co/1Nn6cNf

Yes, This GIF takes 1,000 Years To Loop crowdspring.co/1gRtNaq

webdesignblog

Must-Have Pages in Building a WordPress Business Site crowdspring.co/1M6Llwj

Inbox for Apple TV crowdspring.co/1ML7K3A

What Are Web Designers Best Sources For Inspiration? crowdspring.co/1OV0hyj

Suit CSS: Style tools for UI components crowdspring.co/1LzyqCO

Jokes Only Web Designers Will Understand crowdspring.co/1Ohwr8c

Pottermore site gets a shiny revamp, new ‘Harry Potter’ backstory – CNET crowdspring.co/1KBSE9S

Husani S. Oakley Builds Digital Experiences crowdspring.co/1OUZEoh

High Quality and Responsive HTML Website Templates crowdspring.co/1L8rrSy

Top Web Design Layout Trends of 2015 Explained crowdspring.co/1Lbe1Pp

Dow-Smith Studio — Website Design & Development in London crowdspring.co/1WkZtF3

How to Create an Elastic SVG Progress Loading Bar crowdspring.co/1Lzzruy

mobiledesignblog

Send a Handwritten Card to a Friend with this App – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1JrPh4v

If You CC This Robot, It Will Schedule Meetings For You crowdspring.co/1LzzuGO

Porsche Is On a Mission With Their New Electric Powered Concept – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1ML78L8

otherblog

Here Are All The Countries That Have Sealed Themselves Off From Their Neighbors crowdspring.co/1L8x0Ao

If Your Wi-Fi Is Terrible, Check Your Router nytimes.com/2015/10/08/tec…

Video: Not Quite ‘Planet of the Apes’ nytimes.com/video/science/…

What Has the Biggest Impact on Hospital Readmission Rates crowdspring.co/1Wl75aF

Can These Scooters Cut Down Commutes and Air Pollution? crowdspring.co/1MLisqO

Mars Shows Signs of Having Flowing Water, Possible Niches for Life, NASA Says nytimes.com/2015/09/29/sci…

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