Twitter Link Roundup #286 – Ideas for Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

A bicycle-riding robot? What other wonders could the world yet hold? Why if we can get a small machine to balance and adjust its center of gravity like this little fella, how long can it be until those flying cars finally go on the market? Well, I’m not holding my breath, but it does give me some hope that technology may save us after all. Or at least give us some modest entertainment.

So stretch your legs and take a deep breath! Because it’s time for the 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!


Ways to Stay Sane, Healthy, and Successful

After 29 Years As Boss, I’m Not Rich Or Successful; Read This Anyway – Forbes

5 of the Coolest Home Offices We Have Ever Seen

Reasons to Quit Making Excuses and Start a ‘Hobby Career’


From the Vault: Labor Day! TCB and TCP | @crowdSPRING Blog –

How much do startup founders pay themselves—and other questions you were too afraid to ask

Why It’s Safe for Founders to Be Nice

Stop fooling yourself. Sales success is mostly random –

Speaking in Human: What it Means and Why You Should Give a Darn –

Yahoo CEO’s Approach to Maternity Leave Could Influence Employees

What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner

Lessons From the Student Who Exposed Facebook’s Massive Privacy Flaw

How Playing With LEGO (the Right Way) Boosts Your Creativity

A Sharing Economy Where Teachers Win…

How Certainty Transforms Persuasion

StubHub gets snubbed after publishing full prices

The Power of Partnering Up … Instead of Down

You Don’t Need to Adopt Holacracy to Get Some of Its Benefits

What ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Teaches About Creativity

6 Avoidable Phrases That Undermine Your Credibility

DoorDash Inks First Non-Restaurant Delivery Deal With 7-Eleven (Sans Slurpees) – Forbes

Ashton Kutcher Joins Mark Cuban in Backing E-Sports Company Unikrn

Two “Magic Tricks” That Relieve Anxiety and Build Courage – Further


Why Superfans Can Be Super-Scary For Companies

Cheryl Heller on the Social Innovation Revolution

Strengths of a Tantalizingly Good Blogger | SEJ


Type Trends as an Expression of Culture – Print Magazine of the week #302

User Experience in Graphic Design & Why it Matters – HOW Design

Illustrator of the Week: Roy Scott

3 Design Trends Hiding In The New Nest Thermostat

Stylish Geometric Clutches Are Made From Folded Paper

Every Music Video Should Feature A Light Painting Machine

Stop defending design, start presenting solutions

Open source typeface “Hack” brings design to source code

Tomi Ungerer: Provocateur – Print Magazine

6 Inventions That Will Turn Your Breakfast Into A Pee-Wee Herman Fever Dream

Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

Typography Coloring Book: Creative Coloring for Graphic Designers | My Design Shop

Bare Bottle: Wine Label Design for the Creative Palate – Print Magazine

Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby – Print Magazine

The 1 rule all designers should live by

The Push Pin Pantheon – Print Magazine

A Smart New Tool to Demystify the Design Process

Mixing vw and vh in font-size

IdN Motion Gallery on Pratt Portfolios

The History of Typography in Print Magazine

The Evolution of Magazine Covers — Medium


Google’s New Logo Is Its Biggest Update In 16 Years

“Fresh from the SPRING” features logo designer nautilus | @crowdSPRING Blog –

Logo for B2B buying group


Lunch Time on Web Design Served


How to Disable WordPress Emoticons

Optimize Images and Improve Website Performance: ImageRecycle Review – WP Mayor

Elemental UI: A UI toolkit for React.js

CodeinWP Transparency Report #6 (July 2015)

How to use GTMetrix to Test a Website’s Speed – Effectively!


This Electric Scooter Turns Into A Storage Cart With One Simple Move

How Ammunition And Apple’s Ex-CEO Plan To Disrupt The “Design Center” Of The Smartphone World

What mobile ad blocking looks like in the real world


This Personal Seismic Gadget Will Warn You Before The Big One Hits

With a Revamped Apple TV, Company Hopes to Camp in Your Home…

ISIS Destroys One Of Syria’s Most Important Ancient Landmarks

The Internet of Way Too Many Things…

Pollution Is Causing Stunning Sunsets All Over The Upper Midwest

The Power Plants Of The United States, Mapped