Twitter Link Roundup #246 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

Thanksgiving is past and Christmas, Hannukah, Kwaanza and New Years  are fast upon us, so what better way to prepare than with a taste of the toally bizarre. Yes, we do admit a fondness for Hasselhoff aroound the crowdSPRING office, and above is a video that simply could not escape our notice.

But enough about The Hoff – it’s time for our weekly roundup of the great links and articles we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account). We do like to talk about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! I hope you enjoy!


Telltale Signs That You Might Be a Bad Boss | 1stwebdesigner –

How I Learned To Code On The Job | Fast Company –

Food Trucks 101: How to Start a Mobile Food Business –

5 Ways To Help Employees You’re About To Lay Off | Fast Company –

Holiday Hiring By the Numbers (Infographic) –

7 Simple Ways to Appreciate your Team (and Boost Performance) –

Working the Land and the Data –


Making Failure More Productive | Harvard Business Review –

13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For –

The Very First Startup Founder You Need to Invest in is You –

Creativity+social impact | Forbes( with @devindthorpe and @hersheys Andy McCormick) –

4 Ways To Create More Entrepreneurial Teams | Fast Company –

A Refresher on Net Present Value –

How to Show Employees Love (Even if it Makes Them Feel Awkward) –

Insight for entrepreneurs … What Salary Means –

Coca-Cola Plans to Help Startups Around the World –

Why Eric Schmidt doesn’t know how Google works | VentureBeat by Tom Cheredar –

When You Give Your Team a Goal, Make It a Range –

Acquisitions — If You Do Sell, Try to Make Sure It’s At a Local Maximum | saastr –

Vision Statement: How to Lie with Charts | HBR –

The Lindy Effect on startup potential | by

How to Launch a Company With Some Creative Marketing and a Few Llamas –

Team dynamics and the secret sauce of powerful product teams. –

14-Year-Old Entrepreneur on Meeting President Obama | Fox Small Business –

TV-Streaming Firm Aereo Files for Bankruptcy | WSJ –


How Amazon Dominates E-Commerce With Email Marketing | Vero Email Marketing Blog –

3 Content Curation Best Practices to Optimize Your Content Marketing –

Chinese Mobile App UI Trends –

Will we see banner ads on buildings? … The looming future of screens everywhere | ThoughtGadgets by @benkunz –

Pay up or shut up, Facebook says to businesses who post free marketing pitches –

Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved –

Content Marketing Strategies You Can Steal –

4 Festive Tips for Holiday Social-Media Marketing –

Shoppers not feeling Black Friday this year –


Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture | Co.Design –

Apple Releases Its Most Important Typeface In 20 Years | Co.Design –

Handlettering Gymnastics | Print Magazine –

Stanley Kubrick Really Loved The Color Red | Co.Design –

9 Enchanting Projects Using the Pantone Matching System | HOW Design –

Stunning Photography by Tim Navis | Abduzeedo Design –

10 Real-World Lettering Designs | Print Magazine –

When Euro Modernist Design Met American Chewing Gum | Print Magazine –

5 of the Most Iconic Modern Chairs of All Time | eBay –

14 Modern Holiday Gift Wrapping Paper Ideas –

Cardboard Alphabet | Behance –

Weekend Heller: Romanian and Bulgarian Graphic Design | Print Magazine –

30 Free High Quality Sans Serif Fonts –

Greeting Card Design | Print Magazine –

A Short History Of Typewriter Art | Co.Design –

Endgrain Exhibition by Raw Edges | Design Milk –


14 NYC neighborhoods designed as corporate logos | DesignFaves –

The Evolution Of The Virgin Logo | Co.Design –

“Fresh from the SPRING” features wonderful work of @crowdSPRING Creative cdavisdesigns | crowdSPRING Blog –


10 Hidden CSS3 Properties You Should Know –

Tutorials & Web Design Resources | Designrfix –

Freebie: Christmas Icon Set (24, Icons, AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG) | Smashing Magazine –

Jason Santa Maria, On Web Typography | Print Magazine –


Inside the Monument Valley App | Print Magazine –

Beautiful New App Shows Kids How People Around The World Live | Co.Design –


Can Newtown design a safer Sandy Hook that doesn’t feel like a fortress? –

The Adobe Moleskine Can Beam Your Sketches To Photoshop | Co.Design –

An Illustrated History Of The Camera | Co.Design –

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault on Behance –

Father’s Wedding Surprise To Bride And Groom Made Everyone Cry! –

A Visual History Of Beatlemania | Co.Design –

The Smartest Cities In The World | Co.Exist –

20 Incredible Body Painting Art Photos That’ll Make You Look Them Twice. –

Watch A 5-Part Series On The History Of Video Game Graphics | Co.Design –