RIP hashtags? And how many eggs are in your basket, really? Here are some of the LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.
"I promise to focus less on Utz... and more on US." - overworked potato chip CEO pleading with his fed-up wife.— Pete Holmes (@peteholmes) May 23, 2013
Office workers across the county will spend their days sitting in ergonomically designed chairs reading lists of the Top X Tumblr Blogs— Brian Ries (@moneyries) May 20, 2013
there was a typo in that last tweet.thanks to everyone who took time out their day to point that out.you are the real heroes.— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) May 21, 2013
Hashtags are over. #over— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) May 23, 2013
Being a Miami Heat fan is like high fiving Starbucks employees while the locally owned coffee shop across the street boards up its doors.— Rob Fee (@robfee) May 23, 2013
Chuck Norris said he sees himself in Tim Tebow...a man who will one day soon be selling exercise equipment.— The Sklar Brothers (@SklarBrothers) May 23, 2013
Not putting all your eggs in one basket is all very well, but what if you've only got one egg?— Adam Howden ™ (@A_HOWDZ) May 23, 2013
El-Erian: Central Banks have a brand, just like Apple, Facebook and Gold. Brands have limits re: how far price can stretch from fundamentals— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) May 23, 2013
Try running a pay-per-click campaign to drive traffic to link worthy material.— Cheryl Heppard (@CherylHeppard) May 23, 2013
David Karp doesn't even have a HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION and has just sold his company for 1.1 Billion can we just let that sink in for a sec.— Karl~ (@karlnando) May 19, 2013
900 posts a second on @tumblr means 2.3 Million new posts during our 42-minute investor call this morning :)— marissamayer (@marissamayer) May 20, 2013
Get your own site and host it. I don't care if it's WordPress and I don't care if you use our stuff. Just be smart.— Brian Clark (@copyblogger) May 21, 2013
Working on new book: "Philanthropy for Dummies." Hoping to sell one or two copies for $10 million each.— Ed Bott (@edbott) May 20, 2013
I'm creating a service called Nothinggram. It allows anyone to easily post nothing. I expect to sell for $1 billion— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) May 20, 2013
In the academic world, as it's quaintly called, May is the cruelest month.An entire summer is required to recuperate from May.— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) May 21, 2013
Pretty sure we will soon have professional conference goers, who never do any work and just go from one conference to the next— Michael Gray (@graywolf) May 21, 2013
I'll quit going on and on about "you have to create better content" when people start creating better content. #StillWorkToDo— Sonia Simone (@soniasimone) May 21, 2013
Use multiple means for communicating with clientele - social media, newsletter, blog, video, articles etc— Elinor Stutz (@smoothsale) May 21, 2013
the politics involved in CC'ing are very real. dont get murked— VFILES (@VFILES) May 22, 2013
Less meetings, more doing.— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) May 23, 2013
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.