Gene Marks

Gene Marks

President of The Marks Group

Gene Marks is president of The Marks Group, a ten-person Philadelphia-based consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing technologies. Gene is the author of six books, most recently, The Manufacturer's Book Of List (CreateSpace - October, 2013).

Hey Juicero, Erlich Bachman Just Called and Wants to Invest
Venture Capital

Hey Juicero, Erlich Bachman Just Called and Wants to Invest

After raising $120 million, the $400 internet-connected juicer is as farcical as an entire season of 'Silicon Valley.'
Apple Just Admitted That Your Next Business PC Shouldn't Be A Mac Pro
Apple

Apple Just Admitted That Your Next Business PC Shouldn't Be A Mac Pro

They admitted that they blew it.
Who Knew There Is a Market for a $15,000 Vibrator?
Exploring New Markets

Who Knew There Is a Market for a $15,000 Vibrator?

The 25-karat gold, celebrity-endorsed sex toy tells us a great deal about evolving values and consumer markets.
A Video Call? No Thanks.
Meetings

A Video Call? No Thanks.

Video conference calls provoke every worry we have about how we look on camera without offering any of the advantages of meeting face-to-face.
That Time Bill Gates Answered a Tech Support Call ... and Crushed It
Inspiring Your Team

That Time Bill Gates Answered a Tech Support Call ... and Crushed It

Leaving the C-suite to spend some time in a cubicle will teach you a lot about your own company.
Think You're a Good Speaker?
Make More Happen

Think You're a Good Speaker?

If your audience is checking their watches, you're not.
Why Should I Accept Your LinkedIn Connection?
Linkedin

Why Should I Accept Your LinkedIn Connection?

I don't know you, but how much does it matter?
4 Ways a Good Controller Helps Grow Your Company
Financial Management

4 Ways a Good Controller Helps Grow Your Company

When your business is big enough, hiring a controller to keep watch on expenses is a smart move.
Here's a Strategy for This Year: Be Afraid
Entrepreneur Mindset

Here's a Strategy for This Year: Be Afraid

If you have no fear, you haven't been in business long enough to know better.
A Stupid 3-Word Phrase That Instantly Ruins Your Credibility
First Impressions

A Stupid 3-Word Phrase That Instantly Ruins Your Credibility

If somebody tells you price isn't important they are delusional.
Cut Any Expense You Want But Don't Dare Take the Coffee Away!
Inspiring Your Team

Cut Any Expense You Want But Don't Dare Take the Coffee Away!

Employees will suffer through pay freezes, no-bonus Christmas and downsizing but if there is no coffee you'll have a mutiny.
How to Really Thank Your Employees
Employee Morale

How to Really Thank Your Employees

Taking the crew to lunch once a year between Thanksgiving and Christmas doesn't make up for taking them for granted the rest of the year.
If You're A Hillary Supporter, This Is the Best Advice You'll Receive Today
Leadership

If You're A Hillary Supporter, This Is the Best Advice You'll Receive Today

It doesn't matter if you can't yet say 'President Trump.' A lot of people are depending on you to keep the business open, whatever the next four years brings.