And good point, @ValaAfshar. We brainstormed to think of one top CEO who isn’t hard-working…and came up with nada. That and more in this week’s LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business last week.
Does anyone know how I can invite Facebook to my yard sale this weekend?
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) February 19, 2014
I imagine the WhatsApp offices are just people saying “WhatsApp? 19 billion dollars is WhatsApp!” to each other over and over again
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) February 19, 2014
If only there was a way to get more emails.
— Cameron (@Cameron_Slade) February 19, 2014
I can never tell if people from Britain are offering me a Cheerio or just saying goodbye.
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) February 20, 2014
Interesting that companies disrupting telcos are being acquired by … other companies disrupting telcos
— Scott Anthony (@ScottDAnthony) February 19, 2014
450 million users…who have gone out of their way not to pay wireless carriers for texting. Gold mine.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) February 20, 2014
GOOGLE PLANS TO SELL $1B 10Y NOTES. Is it buying Tetris or Minesweeper?
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) February 20, 2014
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) February 20, 2014
Always carry business cards. Business can happen anywhere at any time. Be prepared for it.
— Cheryl Heppard (@CherylHeppard) February 20, 2014
Overrated: Correctness, precision, coherence, consistency, fully articulated, works in theory. Underrated: Interestingness.
— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 20, 2014
Flickr: $35m. Youtube: $1.65bn Whatsapp: $19bn. Mobile is big. And global. And the next computing platform. Paying attention?
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) February 19, 2014
I like to make fun of people who are different than me but if I met someone exactly like me I'd probably just mercy-kill him
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) February 20, 2014
Can someone explain when, exactly, a startup ceases to be a startup?
— Anna Holmes (@AnnaHolmes) February 20, 2014
Hey what's app guys..........RUN.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) February 20, 2014
We can not lead an organization, we can run an organization. We can only lead people.
— Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) February 17, 2014
Build customer loyalty around experiences that the customer actually wants to repeat & can only get from you.
— Shep Hyken (@Hyken) February 20, 2014
My favorite part of the project was the two weeks when nothing got done while two executives fought about who should get the credit.
— Meeting Boy (@MeetingBoy) February 20, 2014
Acquisitions over $1 billion, last 3 yr Apple = 0 Facebook = 2 Microsoft = 3 Google = 3
— Antonio Regalado (@antonioregalado) February 20, 2014
Simultaneous Javelin, Shot Put, Discus, Hammer Throw Dodge Ball #BadOlympicEvents
— Earl Fando (@earlfando) February 20, 2014
oh what have you done to me @HouseofCards.
— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 16, 2014
I don't care how horrible it is out there, I'm hoarding all my complaining about the weather tokens so I can cash them in August.
— Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) February 13, 2014
Managers need to realize that as part of their job as leaders, they need to deploy the power of a simple “thank you.” #BeaLeader
— Kevin Kruse (@Kruse) February 17, 2014
I could get used to you, three-day weekend.
— Maybelline New York (@Maybelline) February 17, 2014
The computer voice that says "ready..." before races at Sochi is my "Her".
— josh groban (@joshgroban) February 17, 2014
There needs to be an app that actually accomplishes the task the second you think about having to do it.
— David Armano (@armano) February 17, 2014
Average time on site has increased nearly 20% since I started creating audio versions of some blog posts on 2/11. Interesting.
— Jon Loomer (@jonloomer) February 18, 2014
Shockingly, social media marketing actually works sometimes
— Julien Smith (@julien) February 18, 2014
Just because you read it on Reddit doesn't mean it's true. I shouldn't have to say that, but apparently some people need the reminder.
— Ed Bott (@edbott) February 18, 2014
Rock stars understand that their ability to acquire new customers tomorrow depends on how well they delight their existing fans today #TLARS
— Mack Collier (@MackCollier) February 19, 2014
I'm thinking about starting a "Jerks From My Blog" feature on my podcast where I read some of the anonymous messages I get.
— Jon Loomer (@jonloomer) February 19, 2014
it could not be MORE important. EVERY business needs a website and that site needs to be mobile-friendly. NO EXCUSES #compcorpchat
— Rieva Lesonsky (@Rieva) February 20, 2014
The person at the top wasn't dropped there.
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) February 20, 2014
Sales is not about presenting options. Its about eliminating options
— M. Jeffrey Hoffman (@mjhoffman) February 20, 2014
I want my brands to think about my needs BEFORE I complain: Don't you?
— Tristan Bishop (@KnowledgeBishop) February 20, 2014
Ask clientele for feedback so that you may improve and deliver exactly what they want.
— Elinor Stutz (@smoothsale) February 20, 2014
How long before Facebook reads your whatsapp messages and targets advertising to you based on your "private communication"
— Rory Felton (@Roryfelton) February 20, 2014
Relationship status: Deleting all my WhatsApp chats in case I wake up tomorrow and find people liking & commenting on each others messages.
— Waithira (@Ciralicious) February 20, 2014
Deleted Instagram when FB bought it, deleting whatsapp now. What's next?
— Nicky_Rede (@Nicky_Rede) February 20, 2014
Facebook bought WhatsApp, that's good because they have something in common..I'm deleting both
— Yasir Karim (@YasirKarim3) February 20, 2014
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