Twitter Link Roundup #291 – Loads of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Last week I wrote about how much Chicagoans love our city. This week we had another great reason to do so. What, you ask? The CUBS, I answer! For the first time in their 100 year+ history, our dear Cubs won a playoff series right here at home, in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Does this come as a surprise to us? Well not if you are a fan of the the 1989 film, Back to the Future II  which, actually, I am. The screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale called it (we hope) and you can watch it unfold for yourself, right here!

Go Cubs!!! Now catch your breath, calm your beating heart and relax. It’s time for you to enjoy another fabulous 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!


How To Ditch Your “Problem Customers”

A 4-Step Checklist That Will Increase Your Chances of Starting a Successful Businesses

The 1 Huge Thing Missing From the GOP Tax Plans So Far


Why Airbnb Just Bought A Quirky Russian Industrial Design Firm

The Easiest Way to Know if Your Has Project Failed

Beliefs Ultra-Productive Entrepreneurs Share About Time Management And Business

At this factory, the workforce is paid in pennies

Pleased to Beat You: The Stories Behind 5 Epic Brand Rivalries

Leadership: 7 Ways to Get From Good to Great

Surprising Insights Of Successful Employee Engagement

Like An American Girl: Going Beyond The Doll For A More Empowering Image

Kickstarter – In Photos: Top Crowdfunding Sites For Entrepreneurs

How This Finance Executive Got Promoted While On Maternity Leave

5 Reasons Why You’re Probably Procrastinating Right Now

Best Leadership Books of All Time

Key To Success: Beauty Box Company Birchbox Says It’s Not Just About The Box – Forbes

Cognitive biases that can effect your decision making « crowdSPRING Blog

Tips for the Aspiring Angel Investor

Digital Transformation Doesn’t Have to Leave Employees Behind

What Parenthood Taught Me About Being A Better Manager

Finding the Balance Between Pragmatism and Your Ideals

“Punk Princess” Zandra Rhodes Embraces Fair-Trade Fashion

Visualized: Global Trade As A Frenzy Of Color-Coded Pixels

Building a Trustworthy Brand in the Digital Business Environment


How Joe Berkowitz (Journalist and Fast Company Editor) Writes: Part One

Practical Content Conversion Tactics That Actually Work Today (and Where You Can Find Even More)

Powerful Ways to Quickly Grow Your Email List [Infographic]

10 Ways Specificity Helps You Build a Profitable Audience – Copyblogger

Top 3 Apps for Content Curation


A 100-Year Old Shophouse Gets an Extensive Renovation – Design Milk

Draw Me a Bath … – Print Magazine

Darkroom Launches its Own Core Collection – Design Milk

Nendo Designs Slick New Perfume Packaging For Kenzo

This team deserves to win for their short film to the @Alabama_Shakes song “Gimme All Your Love!” Votes, please!

Tree Houses Inspired These Moveable Office Hideouts

Why Airbnb Just Bought A Quirky Russian Industrial Design Firm

Happy Halloween!

Top 87 Fonts A Designer Should Download

Modern Trends are Killing the Skeuomorphism School of Design

A Minimalist House Replaces a Bungalow – Design Milk

Incredible Artist-Designed Suites at the Ice Hotel – Design Milk

This Folding E-Bike Wants To Solve Bike Commuting’s Major Design Problems

The Post-Postmodern Lettering of Daniel Pelavin – Print Magazine

Capturing The Colorful Patchwork Of Lithuania’s Lost “Garage Towns”

Dangerous Ideas on Design Education by James Victore

Ad Agency Renovation by funkt – Design Milk

Recreating the Jersey Cream Letterpress Print – Print Magazine


“Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful designer, badaboom! @crowdSPRING Blog


Experiment: Using Flexbox Today – Chris Wright

Web Design Learning Resources You Should Know

Caution: Stop Messing Your Front-End Optimization

Back to the :roots

Privacy is UX

Quotes • 1stWebDesigner

Is It Worth Paying For a Premium WordPress Theme or Not?

U.S. Web Design Standards

25 Sets Of Clean Minimal Icons For Perfect Minimal Web Design


Yahoo Mail’s Mobile App Gets A Whole Lot Slicker And Speedier

8 Fascinating UI Kits for Mobile App Designers


Nudes Are Old News at Playboy…

Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins

China’s Ambitious Rail Projects Crash Into Harsh Realities in Latin America

Google’s New Chromecast Is The Anti-Apple TV

3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel