Indeed, @Aerocles. “Kids these days,” …we call them the Mark Zuckerbergs and Steve Jobs of tomorrow. That and more in this week's LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business last week.
Right now there's at least six thousand Internet writers trying to make a tweet more interesting than six thousand other people
— Robert Misner (@Wordsicle) March 3, 2014
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
ellen is taking selfies and ordering pizzas i feel like tumblr is hosting the oscars
— Elijah Daniel (@aguywithnolife) March 3, 2014
Put more of your efforts into passive traffic (SEO, PPC, etc), so you can sustain your traffic more easily.
— Cheryl Heppard (@CherylHeppard) March 4, 2014
Social business is not about doing clever marketing. It’s about org evolution. I wish we’d never attached “social” to it at all. #socbiz
— Amber Naslund (@AmberCadabra) March 4, 2014
For the sixth straight year, I’m giving up Catholicism for lent. Heh.
— Jason Falls (@JasonFalls) March 5, 2014
Waiting for Yahoo to buy my brand new startup, Zyzzify.
— Ed Bott (@edbott) March 5, 2014
The most optimistic thing I can hope for is that Congress is going to be mad enough about all this nonsense to stop it.
— Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales) March 5, 2014
— Mashable (@mashable) March 6, 2014
Groan. RT @AnneWheaton: I'm not going to use this tape roller on my clothes. I'm giving it up for lint.
— Amber Naslund (@AmberCadabra) March 6, 2014
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 6, 2014
WELL GOOD MORNING ALL YOU HEATHENS WHO DIDNT GIVE UP SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LENT!
— Joy Eggerichs (@joyeggerichs) March 6, 2014
Promoted Tweets mostly useful for finding out which boring corporate feeds your friends in PR and consulting follow.
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) March 6, 2014
CMOs, most CEO care about two primary metrics: 1 revenue metrics 2 marketing program performance metrics Focus your reporting.
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) March 6, 2014
When you send a PR pitch at 5:41 am, there's no need to send a "did you see my email?" msg at 6:28. It's a safe bet I didn't...b/c I sleep.
— Kelli B. Grant (@kelligrant) March 6, 2014
Given how many emoticons I see in emails lately, it's only a matter of time before people are replying to the client with animated GIFs.
— Meeting Boy (@MeetingBoy) March 6, 2014
My timeline is all ECB and Bitcoin and I'm questioning my life choices.
— Ryan Avent (@ryanavent) March 6, 2014
Our guide called the bear tracks I found bike tracks. Laugh it up pal, but if these bears are on bikes we're all going to die out here.
— Ceej (@ceejoyner) March 5, 2014
Phil Knight, founder of Nike, ruined his wife's waffle iron to make the first @Nike shoes with greater traction.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) March 6, 2014
Inventories of manufactured durable goods in January were at the highest level in history
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 6, 2014
Amazon Dept of Creepy Technology must be delighted at news of headband being developed to provide realtime worker brain function data.
— Tom Peters (@tom_peters) March 6, 2014
Don’t be afraid to reassign people who don’t belong in customer-facing positions.
— Shep Hyken (@Hyken) March 5, 2014
FITNESS TIP: Stretching is important. Stretch out flat on your back. Stretch your eyelids over your eyes. Stretch a blanket over your body.
— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) March 5, 2014
The worst thing about my genetically modified indoor plants is that every time I walk in the room one of them asks me for a glass of water.
— Aspersioncast (@Aspersioncast) March 6, 2014
Funny how ppl I know act like their phones are their serious business tool when you know it's more like SHINY MAGIC WINDOW TOY ME MINE
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) March 5, 2014
How often do you guys close your internet tabs? One of mine is from the Kerry/Edwards campaign.
— Greg Dorris (@GregDorris) March 1, 2014
I like my coffee like I like my vests: black and bulletproof
— Gloria Fallon (@GloriaFallon123) March 5, 2014
Everyone is an artist. Some people just have to find their medium, be it paint, music or sandwich.
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) March 6, 2014
Social Media drives engagement, engagement drives loyalty, loyalty correlates directly to increased sales. ROR, #RonR = ROI
— Ted Rubin (@TedRubin) March 5, 2014
There are no longer any "bad" ideas, just non-favorited tweets.
— Brad Gage (@bradgage) March 3, 2014
Don't talk to me until I've had my coffee, my breakfast, lunch, juice, dinner, and at least two glasses of wine.
— Gloria Fallon (@GloriaFallon123) March 4, 2014
"When I grow up I wanna create content" ~ kids these days
— David Teicher (@Aerocles) March 5, 2014
IDEA: a radio station that doesn't play music but plays pictures and you just look at a ton of pics. (not bad huh?)
— Nick Thune (@nickthune) March 5, 2014
Before Instagram I had to dip all my photos in mud by hand.
— Matt Monroe (@heymonroe) March 6, 2014
Edward Snowden will be at @sxsw via video. I'll be there LIVE. Pretty lazy, Ed! Book a flight like I did, bro!
— Todd Barry (@toddbarry) March 6, 2014
If I worked for a temp agency, every job I got I would wink at my co-workers and ask if they'd ever seen Undercover Boss.
— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) March 6, 2014
A fun thing to do when you go to someone's house is point up at the light fixture and say "Oh my god! I have those same light bulbs."
— claudia cogan (@blaudiablogan) March 6, 2014
Leadership is not a rank or a position, it is a choice - a choice to look after the person to the left of us & the person to the right of us
— Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) March 6, 2014
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.