Twitter Link Roundup #317 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

Despite what your friends on Facebook might want you to think, being heavily engaged in your social life doesn’t necessarily equate to more happiness.

According to the Washington Post, a national survey of 15,000 respondents aged 18 to 28 revealed that intelligent people feel happier with less social interaction, including social interaction with friends.

That kind of antisocial behavior is typically seen as negative. However, a study recently published in the Elselvier journal posits that the character traits of “shyness, avoidance, [and] unsociability” have decidedly positive associations with creativity.

Being around other people keeps creative people from exploring new thoughts and ideas.

There is plenty of scientific evidence that collaboration does the exact opposite of inspiring creative thought: instead, it results in echo-chambers and mediocrity.

What does result in creativity?

Think Walden: solitude. 

The next time you’re looking to feel the spark of inspiration, try shutting yourself off from the rest of the world. A little alone time might be just what you need to get back in flow.

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!








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