Twitter Link Roundup #355 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

By now, the entire Netflix indulging world has heard of the diminutive-yet-formidable Mari Kondo.

The tidying-up mania is literally and figuratively sweeping the nation as overwhelmed homeowners seek to create a little breathing room for themselves.

The premise itself is a good one – a minimalist attitude toward stuff is healthy, and there’s something to be said for living with less.

However, hidden beneath those shiny plastic bags stuffed with unused junk lurks an ugly reality. Each one of those garbage bags will inevitably wind up piling into already overflowing landfills, adding to the oppressive amount of waste we create year after year.

In the new year, it’s worth going through your things in the interests of regaining control over your home.

However, rather than continue to purge in an endless purchase-purge-purchase-purge cycle, perhaps we could consider something else: not buying so many things.

Read more for an introduction to mottainai, a concept that eschews waste and, importantly, reusing, repurposing, repairing and respecting items rather than subscribing to an endless consumer/waste culture.

The planet and your hall closet will both thank you.

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!