Twitter Link Roundup #313 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

Saul Steinberg said, “what we respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.”

There have been so many examples of artists and inventors who have triumphed as a direct result of their challenges. Instead of folding in the face of adversity, these trailblazers opted instead to create new and inspiring work that addressed their “disabilities” in genius ways.

Tommy Iommi, guitar player for Black Sabbath, lost his fingertips in an industrial accident. He decided to take his guitar into his own hands, so to speak, and created a new style of music: heavy metal. Chuck Close painted faces to compensate for facial blindness. Thomas Edison was deaf in one ear, almost deaf in the other – and he helped invent the telephone.

It’s important to remember that the circumstances we are handed are a chance for us to forge a path that is unfamiliar – but possibly groundbreaking. The next time you’re dealt a difficult blow, try dealing with it creatively. You might come up with something great.

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!