This week the nation celebrated the holidays and worried about the fiscal cliff. 

@ValaAfshar
There are no straight lines... and that is a good thing... the most interesting stuff is always around the bend.

@Hyken
In business, a problem is an opportunity.

@PeopleMetrics

79% of Americans think prescription drug instructions are easier to understand than materials from financial firms

@maryamolloy
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

@FirasNG
Sales training only makes you a clone amongst other textbook sales clones. Find your own style. Bring your personality forward.

@Marcio_Saito
Use analysis to detect patterns, not to predict individual behavior. Predictive can be as bad as prejudice.

@DanVForbes
One ALWAYS knows when they are acting with Integrity. Just look in the mirror.

@Leadershipfreak
If you want to be part of something bigger than yourself, get involved with others.

@data_nerd
Social Media is NOT a quick fix, it takes time to curate relevant articles, measure & realize #ROI - plants a SEED not an immediate response

@ammr
Be on your best behavior. Everything you do gets recorded - sometimes permanently.

@_robin_sharma
Triple the size of your goals right now because on December 31, 2013 you'll wish you did.

@PFTompkins

Just talked everyone in the house out of exercising & going to the movies instead. There is no telling the amount of people I can't inspire!

@mediaphyter

"Social media maven" has become the default description for "I don't know what to call this person but he/she sure uses the Internet a lot."

@gitomer

In #sales, it's not who you know. In sales, it's who knows you.

‏@ReformedBroker

Today on a very special @cnbcfastmoney halftime - talking to your teens about dividend abuse. Tune in at 12!

@WillieGeist

Is there any food or drink that enjoys a shorter run every year than egg nog? Goes all out for 24 hours, then chills for 364 days.

@FelicityMorse

The tortured metaphors I've seen bandied around in fiscal cliff headlines are enough to send me over the edge

@MacNaughtonArt

I'm just waiting for Harry Reid to enter the chamber to a House of Pain song in his old boxing gear and force a deal through.

@ezraklein

Fiscal cliff talks have literally devolved to "No, you go first." "No, YOU go first." "No, YOU GO FIRST!"

@DispatchSully

I will tell you this: If milk does go over a cliff I am buying a bunch of cows and Oreos.

Eli Roth:
Merry Christmas to all my non-Jewish friends. To all my Jewish friends, see you at the movies or Chinese restaurant after.

@KyleClark

NORAD reporting Santa is making record time after dropping a ton of coal over Washington.

@MrWordsWorth

I got what I wanted for Christmas: LinkedIn endorsements!!!

@iannarino
Egotiation: finding a way to negotiate with someone's giant or fragile ego.

@chrisbrogan
Very happy Boxing Day to you all! Or, in the US, happy Returns and Batteries day!

@dannysullivan
New Girl marathon. It's a Christmas miracle :)

@Ruth_A_Buzzi
This is the day after Christmas, when you're most likely to get into a fist fight at a J.C. Penney Store. That's why we call it Boxing Day.

@TheNardvark
Alright gravy boats, time’s up. Back into the weird cupboard until Thanksgiving.

@Shama
Digital Bedouinism: Loyalty to brands, products, and content changes based on context and relevancy. (more to come soon.)

@JensenClan88
I just spent 30 mins on the phone helping my mom connect a DVD player to her TV, so don’t tell me about how the Fiscal Cliff can’t be solved

@nickbilton
People on laptops in coffee shops: In LA they write screenplays. In SF they write code. In NY, they write about other people.

@DaveKerpen
It’s important to think of every customer as an online celebrity with followers, friends, & above all, influence.

@michaelianblack
Look, I don't know if we're going over the fiscal cliff or not, but if we do, I'm glad I'll be doing it with you guys.

@jowyang
Expect an app to emerge that cross references that gun map with your FB friends and LinkedIn contacts by next week.

@AmberCadabra
Always flattered to be carded, but what underage lush buys a reserve Cabernet?

@pattonoswalt
I wish Waylon Jennings were alive to narrate these last 4 days of fiscal cliff negotiations.