And does anyone have tips for when the coffee stops working? That and more in this week’s LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.
My 'comfort zone' is uncomfortable.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) April 24, 2014
The idea behind customer support isn’t changing. It’s how we go about it that’s changing.
— Shep Hyken (@Hyken) April 24, 2014
Always work for a win-win in that everyone feels satisfied from the transaction or interview. Attract what you desire!
— Elinor Stutz (@smoothsale) April 24, 2014
4 hour training session on the new system this morning. It'd probably only take two hours, but apparently "there are no dumb questions."
— Meeting Boy (@MeetingBoy) April 24, 2014
Worst part about new office: Carpeted newsroom means my cowboy boots don't making an imposing clomping noise when I walk in.
— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) April 24, 2014
I can always sense when there's cheese nearby. I've got excellent ched-dar.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 24, 2014
Brevity is a gift.
— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) April 24, 2014
There is no 'Ctrl' button on Chuck Norris' computer. Chuck Norris is always in control.
— Chuck Norris (@chacknorris_) April 24, 2014
"New studies show" that people will believe virtually any nonsense if preceded by "new studies show."
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) April 24, 2014
What is Twitter? It’s a resource, a broadcast medium, an influencer, a vital recognition tool, a reputation builder, and it’s free. #gitomer
— Jeffrey Gitomer (@gitomer) April 24, 2014
For 3 yrs we read our kids nothing but books about animals of the farm, sea & jungle variety & then we lock them in schools & jobs forever.
— Stephanie Mickus (@smickable) April 24, 2014
They say it's possible but how can this radio station possibly play ALL the hits??
— Greg Rutter (@greg_rutter) April 24, 2014
We still not questioning the fact we have ads for the beverage milk?
— shelby fero (@shelbyfero) April 24, 2014
Coffee is not working like it used to. I go right from groggy to hostile.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) April 24, 2014
My dream is to become the kind of person that's ok with having a "mailbox is full" for their voicemails
— Rivka Rossi (@sofifii) April 24, 2014
My "The Podcast Podcast," where I just list the names of podcasts for 45 minutes, isn't doing so well.
— Shawn Garrett (@ShawnGarrett) April 24, 2014
Letting a potential Craigslist buyer know that I'm a serious business woman by texting that I'll call him after my nap.
— rachow (@rachow) April 19, 2014
I've been looking down, ignoring people since before smart phones were cool.
— rachow (@rachow) April 24, 2014
ATTN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: that drake quote you're considering for your yearbook page is NOT a good idea
— Rembert Browne (@rembert) April 21, 2014
Nice try, American Express ad, but I'm pretty sure Tina Fey doesn't do her own laundry anymore.
— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) April 21, 2014
— Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau) April 21, 2014
Get very specific about the kind of products and services you want to provide and market them.
— Cheryl Heppard (@CherylHeppard) April 21, 2014
If we've never met, spoken on the phone, emailed, or even texted, why would I accept your @LinkedIn invitation? At least incl. a message.
— Danya Cheskis-Gold (@danyacg) April 21, 2014
Pool report from WH Easter Egg Roll: A few dozen kids were shooting baskets with some pro players and "barely noticed the president."
— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) April 21, 2014
Happy Birthday, Earth! Sorry we're destroying you. Love, Man.
— Man Bartlett (@ManBartlett) April 22, 2014
my favorite part of earth day is when we watch the earth try and blow out 4.54 billion trick candles
— Josh Hara (@yoyoha) April 22, 2014
Every time I get exhausted by our work, someone on Wall St. underestimates tech and suddenly I feel so energized again.
— Chris Sacca (@sacca) April 23, 2014
I hope getting the new Twitter profile layout isn't the most exciting thing to happen to me today. But it probably will be.
— Lisa Barone (@LisaBarone) April 23, 2014
Coming soon: Selfie Backlash.
— Hugh MacLeod (@gapingvoid) April 24, 2014
Unfocused buzz about vague products at an uncertain date is up there with background radiation from Big Bang in terms of predictive utility.
— Paul Kedrosky (@pkedrosky) April 24, 2014
Ever had that where you spec out a new function that you need only to discover you already wrote it. Me neither.
— Chris Garrett (@chrisgarrett) April 24, 2014
Take Your Child To Work Day is great if you have a childless coworker you really want to annoy.
— West Lee (@NotthatAdamWest) April 24, 2014
Facebook just tried to get me to pay them to "boost" a comment in my own thread.
— Matt Bors (@MattBors) April 24, 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.