Twitter Link Roundup #252 – Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Open office plans work for many small companies but some teams just do not function well no matter what the office looks like. Here is one company (and one worker) that struggles with the issues common to all of us. Just with some unique personality twists – enjoy!

But enough about office life – it’s time for our weekly roundup! 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!


MBA: Worth Your Time or Money?

Technology’s Impact on Workers | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project –


Can A Cup Of Coffee Make Workers Less Likely To Lie? | Co.Design | business + design

Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions

The Most Controversial Productivity Hack: Getting High At Work | Fast Company | Business +

What’s Love Got to Do With It? | Inc –

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | HBR –

9 Quotes to Inspire Great Team Productivity

The Authenticity Paradox – HBR

Communicating Values: Show, don’t Tell –

While toiling over the perfect startup name, keep in mind there’s a company called BlaBlaCar that’s raised over $100M

The Rising Table Stakes in SaaS | by

Get the Boss to Buy In – HBR

Maynard Webb, Yahoo’s Chairman: Even the Best Teams Can Be Better

5 things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Charlie Hebdo | crowdSPRING Blog –

Here’s the Advice I Give All of Our First Time Founders | First Round –


Nonprofit Content Marketing, Storytelling & Social Media

50 Chicago tech CEOs, founders, designers & hackers you should follow on Twitter:

A Teenager’s View on Social Media –

5 Ways to Turn 2014 Marketing Challenges Into 2015 Success | Digital Marketing

Texting Is The New Email–Does Your Company Do It Right? | Fast Company | Business +


Total Design: Specific Type for Specific Books – Print Magazine

One Hundred Questions: A Toolkit for Conversations – Design Milk

The Urban Dictionary Of Design Slang | Co.Design | business + design

Infographics Lie. Here’s How To Spot The B.S. | Co.Design | business + design

The Best Album Covers of 2014 – Print Magazine

Top 5 Graphic Design Forums

Outstanding Comics and Cartoon Books of 2014

Typography Inspiration: Creating Energetic Type – Print Magazine

Oskar Schlemmer: The Bauhaus Master of Multimedia Design

An Iconographic History of American Metal Cuts – Print Magazine

10 Real-World Lettering Designs – Print Magazine

Look, No Hands: Watch These Amazing Videos Of A Designer Who Draws With Her Nose | Co.Exist | ideas + impact


Don’t get sucked into the mediocrity! Generic Logo Designs — via@crowdspring

“Fresh from the SPRING” features one of our very best Creatives: niteshthapa | crowdSPRING Blog –


UI vs UX design: Which comes first? – Crazyleaf Design Blog

7 Of The Best Error Messages On The Internet | Co.Design | business + design

Top Website Galleries for Your Design Inspiration

Excellent Examples of Sign Up Forms That Impress Your Customers Right From The Start |

This Year’s 8 Smartest UI Design Ideas | WIRED

Tips for Increasing Shopping Cart and Checkout Conversions | InstantShift

Nelio A/B Testing WordPress Plugin Makes Split Tests Easy

Why ‘Intuitive’ Interface Is A Myth | Co.Design | business + design

3 essential navigation trends for 2015 | Webdesigner Depot

How to Find the Perfect Free WordPress Theme – noupe

11 Bootstrap UI Editors For Developers

A Little Journey Through (Small And Big) E-Commerce Websites – Smashing Magazine


20 Best Free iPhone 6 PSD Mockups for Designers


2014’s Best Housewares For Money-Conscious Design Snobs | Co.Design | business +

Could This Finally Be The End Of Crocs? | Co.Design | business + design

Draw Yourself Happy: Drawing, Creativity + Your Brain – Print Magazine

These Powerful LED Bike Lights Make Cyclists As Bright As Cars | Co.Exist | ideas +

A Stunning Dance Piece That Combines Traditional Choreography With Digital Projection | Co.Design | business + design

A Day With Apple Pay –

F.C.C. Sets Vote on Broadband Rules for February

How to Manage the Wall Street Roller Coaster

The Secret Histories Of 5 Famous Hollywood Costumes | Co.Design | business + design

A 100 Year Old Brick Warehouse Becomes Shopify Toronto