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Tweets of the week: Encouragement for over-delivering, and tips for the slacker patrol: here are some of the LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.

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@ebrawley

Can't afford health insurance because you have to give all your money to credit card companies #Late20sPeopleProblems #TheSystemWorks

@anildash27m

Old people yelling at kid with a sketchbook in a Paris café. "Why can't you just be *present*? Why do you have to *record* everything?"

@carney36m

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Is there Klout score inflation? I notice the [Klout] score of a lot of my friends has climbed a lot.

@edbott1h

How many developers who wanted/needed to go to WWDC were shut out because they missed the 90-second registration window?

@mountain_goats1h

people of my generation. I know. it was a good time. but you have to get over the 80s. that includes you JD there's no speed metal exemption

@yoyoha1h

Instructions: 1. Tell people you are going to exercise 2. Eat some chips and go back to bed 3. Win life

@mdichristina1h

I feel oddly pleased that my 16-y-o daughter just followed me on Google+. #kidsthesedays

@LeadToday4m

Never let your job description define your potential. If you can do more [then] by all means do it!

@HarveyMackay1h

Successful entrepreneurs are constantly updating themselves regarding their product and industry. #business

@GerryDuggan24 Apr

Vaccines. RT @JennyMcCarthy When you travel, what are some of your must-have items?

@gapingvoid4m

Facebook is the new Frito-Lay.

 @gapingvoid26m

I'm so old, I can remember when advertising dudes wore pony tails.

@webby20011h

I've noted this before, but crystal clear today: data published for content marketing purposes is not data that helps your company. Period.

@fmanjoo1h

I'm just realizing that there are people in the world under 35 who use the word "lol" non-ironically. Like, to mean they find X funny

@edsbs57m

If you say "workout regime" when you mean "regimen" you better mean you are live in a brutal totalitarian state ruled by Tony Horton.

@YoungCons3m

Sriracha sauce has never been advertised. The company prefers to let the sauce's legend spread by word of mouth. #Fresh

@MrWordsWorth15m

You know something has gone wrong when your career transitions into one where you're apologizing for your career choices.

@copyblogger2h

I proofread my copy in the voice of Michael Caine.

@MarshallRamsey13m

My son, "You can't do math as well as me." Me, "I got an A in calculus." My son,"That was 25 years ago." Me, "You can't draw."

@TheTweetOfGod34m

The voice of reason needs better amps.

@hodgman58m

Nightmare: my phone's Internet got REALLY FAST. Then realized it was b/c I was in Canada & forgot to turn off roaming. Now I owe $7000.

@SethMacFarlane1h

“You know how supermarkets have a huge selection of all your favorite brands? That’s terrible, right?” --Trader Joe’s

 @ebrawley7m

You know what they always say: It's easier to not read a long email than a short one

@TheJamieLee42m

Luv how some moms r like, "You can't have cake for breakfast! Eat something substantial like a blueberry muffin." i.e. muffin-shaped cake

@TheStalwart11m

I just realized my #1 time management hack: Find a few people that you trust, and then just adopt all of their opinions.

@Mark_MSCO 

Once you let one slacker slack off on the job, and let it slide, you are on your way to running the post office.

@ValaAfshar 

appetite > experience

‏@JoeBerkowitz 

Almost said to a person, "So tell me about this cleanse you're on" but then I FedEx'd myself to a live volcano instead and everything's fine

@ChelseaVPeretti 

WAIT WHAT ARE THE LANGUAGE RULES FOR WOMEN I NEED 2 KNOW QUICK BEFORE I TWEET AGAIN

@LeadToday 

If at first you DO succeed try not to look so darn surprised.

@kathrynschulz 

The copy editor always wins.

@smoothsale 

#Sales ~ customize a program for your clientele to grow business easily; help is appreciated and good word of mouth spreads.

@TedRubin 

Instead of making social an extra or addition to ur mktg initiatives... lead w/Social. Make Social the Anchor! #sofabcon

@MarshaCollier  

Every business needs to have a phone number where customers can reach them - especially small ones to prove their #custserv philosophy

@Hyken 

The little things you do to make the customer's experience better have big impact. Manage the details. #business

@anildash 

Twitter needs a "warn" feature like AIM used to have, so we can all slow somebody down when they shouldn't be tweeting.

‏@hilaryheskett 

One cool thing about my job is seeing responses roll in from surveys I created and then telling a story with the insights. #Marketing

@alejandromaceo 

You need a team that’s going to care about this thing as much as you do. #Business #Startups

@craignewmark 

Folks, remember the value of fact-checking in today's media environment, particularly when dealing with hamster-wheel news orgs.

@LouHoffman 

New one for our crisis #PR cheat sheet- Falling on your sword in a polished video posted to YouTube doesn't solve the problem.

@rupertmurdoch  

Abundance, Asia, Automation squashing US middle class. Answer? Innovation, education, immigration, deregulation. All possible.

@TheStalwart 

I have a good track record on not being wrong, because I don't write about the future. My expertise is hindsight.

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.

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