Twitter Link Roundup #306 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.”

~Stephen King

The paper dictionary has become less and less frequently used as we become increasingly reliant upon the web to define unfamiliar words or look up a synonym for that article you’re writing (I have never done this, but I hear some people do).

The benefits of using a paper dictionary, however, are not to be dismissed. Austin Kleon espouses his sentimental-meets-pragmatic reasons for holding onto a life long love affair with the dictionary. As he points out, when you look up one word, you’re encountering all kinds of word-relatives in the process. This deepens our understanding of language and leads to better writing as we gain a more complex mastery of the written word.

The next time you’re tempted to rush through a quick word lookup, think about pulling your trusty dictionary off the shelf. You might be surprised to find a trove of word treasures waiting for you in its pages.

Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdSPRING Twitter account (and on Ross’s Twitter account). We regularly share our favorite posts on entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, logo design, web design, startups, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!