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.
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.