Tweets of the week: When is the right time to celebrate progress? And some good news for professionals “in it” for more than the money: here are some of the LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.
@shawnries They should make an alarm clock that when you hit the snooze button, it turns into a robot and goes to work for you.
@DanaJGould "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...." No pressure.
@prodigalsam Mondays feel like biting into a chocolate chip cookie only to find out it’s oatmeal raisin.
@LizMartinez I've learned many, many things this year. What I have not learned, however, is how not to lose my phone.
@AmberTozer Sometimes I like spending a lot of time on Facebook and other times I'm not mentally ill
@heathercampbell Well, that's the last time I try to stir concrete with my foot.
@mollymcnearney My iPhone is at the Genius Bar and I feel like my child is in the hospital.
@SamGrittner I'm making sure to put "Big Deal on Twitter" at the top of my resume for all the serving jobs I'm applying for.
@zerohedge Japanese Sold U.S. Debt in March, Longest Run Since 2008. And bought Italian, Spanish and Greek debt. This will be so fun
@JonahLupton Most Profitable Companies: 1. Exxon 2. Apple 3. Chevron 4. Walmart 5. JP Morgan 6. Berkshire 7. Microsoft 8. IBM 9. Wells Fargo 10. GE
@monaeltahawy Effort some put into trying to destroy other people's ideas is quite astonishing. Negativity & character assassination r easy. Creativity?
@ValaAfshar Please do not allow your education to get in the way of your imagination. Believe in the possibilities.
@KnowledgeBishop Any brand that offers end-to-end, text-based #custserv via mobile will have me as a fan!
@Hyken Everybody debriefs the bad to make sure it doesn't happen again. Should also debrief the good to make it a habit.
@iTweetFacts Oprah earns: $315,000,000/yr $26,000,000/month $6,000,000/week $850,000/day $35,000/hr $600/minute & $10/second.
@HarveyMackay You know what you do well and what you do poorly. Decide what to outsource and delegate these tasks to others.
@shaunsimpson I love #LinkedIn, but is there anything more worthless than their endorsements. People I have never met endorse me.
@ReformedBroker Alan Abelson was one of the smartest, wittiest and most important market commentators in Wall Street history, one of my earliest teachers.
@michaelsantoli The $SPX is 4-5% above the old 2007 high. Private-sector GDP is 4-5% above its 2007 high. Intentional over-simplification, but still true.
@Leadershipfreak Celebrating progress doesn't motivate when it's done at halfway points.
@smoothsale Ah-ha moments come to those who attend business seminars as ideas come together at a profound time.
@comScore In #localsearch for businesses, PCs used in beginning stages while mobile & tablets are used towards end of purchase cycle
@dangerroom Crappy press release of the day: "Iron Man 3's Inaccurate Depiction of Chattanooga."
@alexjmann What they don't teach you in school is that spite and resentment are much better motivators than a dream.
@JElvisWeinstein Since Iron Man 3 did so well I bet they'll get the Kickstarter page for Iron Man 4 up pretty quickly.
@dharmesh35m Observation: Those that are genuinely not in it for the money often end up making a lot of it.
@carney When they built that famous “bridge to nowhere” we didn’t know that was going to be the destination of so many American workers.
@Hyken Customer loyalty & fan loyalty are almost the same. Neither a typical business or professional sports team should take fans for granted.
@smoothsale Interviews mirror sales - Close by asking in your vocabulary, "Do I fit the profile you are looking for?"
@jennihogan It's mothers day week right? That means we get the whole week to pull this card :) Cheers to all mothers out there!!!
@SalesLeaderTodd YOU are a "business to be acquired" and that starts with your professional value proposition.. you're selling statement !
@jowyang Information and understanding are two different things. We've excess of the former, little of the latter.
@charlesarthur I do hope that Will-i-am is asked for a comment on the Fergie retirement, so we don’t have to do the obvious jokes.
@marshallk the Internet is going to win.
@servantofchaos OH: I can't speak geek but I understand the concepts
@AmberCadabra That thing when everyone is all in love with something…and you don’t get it at all.
@MeetingBoy I've already heard "value-add" 12 times and it's only 9:30.
Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC , a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.
Gene Marks CPA is a small business expert and analyst and the author of five best selling books on business management including "The Manufacturer's Book of Lists," "In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash" and "Outfoxing The Small Business Owner."
Gene is President of The Marks Group PC, a ten person technology and management consulting firm that serves more than six hundred companies around the country. Gene was formerly a senior manager at the international accounting firm of KPMG. You can follow him on Twitter @genemarks.