And how many of us use the front-desk test for hotels? Here are the latest LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.
Seems I successfully got through this chapter of l'Affaire Snowden without learning how to spell the name of that Moscow airport. Victory!— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) August 1, 2013
Periodically check out your followers sites to find interesting posts & RT’s & show you're paying attention. #RonR— Ted Rubin (@TedRubin) August 1, 2013
If you don't speak to potential customers how will you know if they are interested in your products or services?— Alison Miles-Jenkins (@ToSellTraining) August 1, 2013
Apparently Snowden could have left the Moscow airport at anytime, he just wanted to finish watching The Hobbit.— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 1, 2013
Reading body language effectively is 10X more difficult than reading Shakespeare.— Tom Peters (@tom_peters) August 1, 2013
August 1st is here and isn't it wonderful to know that we still have 152 days left in the year to achieve remarkable work.— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 1, 2013
Couldst thou escort me to the town of Funky?— Shakespeare Lyrics (@ShakespeareSong) July 31, 2013
Every time I call the cable company I am the angriest I have ever been in my entire life.— Chris Kelly (@imchriskelly) July 28, 2013
Create a service or product that helps your community.— Elinor Stutz (@smoothsale) July 28, 2013
I love the Internet, because it guarantees that no one will ever be good enough to be raptured. I couldn't handle seeing people float away.— Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) July 28, 2013
If life begins at 40, was I dead before?— Chris Pirillo (@ChrisPirillo) July 28, 2013
Injustice is great because it gives the chattering classes something to blether about.— Hugh MacLeod (@gapingvoid) July 29, 2013
Hotels, you may not realize that your front desk staff pretty much sets the ENTIRE tone, but they do. If they suck, you suck.— Amber Naslund (@AmberCadabra) July 29, 2013
Airports usually generate revenues from taxis, by taxing them. They generate no revenue from the collaborative economy car startups— Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) July 30, 2013
Dreaming of the day when our rural broadband isn't delivered by snails.— Charles Arthur (@charlesarthur) July 30, 2013
Let's give U.S. currency a modern day makeover. Which male and female leaders would you like to see on currency?— Sarah Evans (@prsarahevans) July 30, 2013
IF you are going to send a form letter email at least run spell check before you hit send.— C.C. Chapman (@cc_chapman) July 30, 2013
People complaining on social media about people who complain on social media is the great Ouroboros of the Internet.— Tom Webster (@webby2001) July 30, 2013
Instead of asking people to RT something, write something worth sharing. Please RT.— Scott Stratten (@unmarketing) July 30, 2013
We're all two beers away from a much better attitude.— Josh Hara (@yoyoha) July 30, 2013
DMX files for bankruptcy. You all gonna make him sell his stuff up in here, up in here.— Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) July 31, 2013
#ThatAwkwardMoment when Obama calls the income gap "wrong" and then realizes he has been the one widening it.— Young Conservatives (@YoungCons) July 31, 2013
if you're out in public and you see someone you went to high school with, keep calm and army crawl out the door— Mary Charlene (@IamEnidColeslaw) July 28, 2013
Today I learned one of my male coworkers wears only a T-shirt to bed and now I have to quit my job.— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) August 1, 2013
At Hollywood parties everyone wants to fit in and be cool. So, sooner or later someone's going to pressure you into trying kale— Eliza Bayne (@ElizaBayne) July 28, 2013
Dear NSA. Sure would have been easier if you put all this stuff up on Slideshare. And also, um, learned how to use PowerPoint better— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) July 31, 2013
...and SXSW 2014 registration is open! 8 months till the event, too bad all the hotels are already taken. Just kidding, but probably close— Marshall Kirkpatrick (@marshallk) August 1, 2013
Sometimes I wonder why I was put on this planet. Other times I wonder if eating nachos will eventually give me superpowers.— Mark Peters (@wordlust) July 28, 2013
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.