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).

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

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.
This Tennis Pro Gives Quitting a Really Bad Name
Managing Change

This Tennis Pro Gives Quitting a Really Bad Name

Quitting so you come out ahead is good business. Throwing your career away because you're in a bad mood is something different.
Why Won't You Respond to My Emails?
Email

Why Won't You Respond to My Emails?

Courtesy requires a simple response to an email, especially if it's from someone you know.
The Best Way to Save Money? Hang a Photo of Chris Rock's 'Dad' on Your Wall.
Budgeting

The Best Way to Save Money? Hang a Photo of Chris Rock's 'Dad' on Your Wall.

Remember Julius from 'Everybody Hates Chris'? His meme wasn't about being a cheapskate. It was about being frugal.
The Good News Is 15 Percent of Galaxy Note 7 Customers Aren't Idiots
Planning

The Good News Is 15 Percent of Galaxy Note 7 Customers Aren't Idiots

Why are 85 percent of recalled phones still in pockets, purses and airplanes despite danger of fire and explosion? For the same reasons people let their businesses slowly fall apart.
Who do You Support for President? Then You're Fired!
Leadership

Who do You Support for President? Then You're Fired!

You should know this without being told but putting your politics in your employees' faces is making them really uncomfortable.
Quick: What's 15 Percent of $129?
Business Skills

Quick: What's 15 Percent of $129?

Business is mainly about numbers. If you don't understand that, you have more than a math problem to solve.
Poop! A Startup Story Unleashed.
Starting a Business

Poop! A Startup Story Unleashed.

An entrepreneur who liked dogs far more than his corporate job looked walked a winding, messy path to launching his own business.
Nike Just Validated What I Already Knew: Golf Sucks
Golf

Nike Just Validated What I Already Knew: Golf Sucks

For everyone seeking an astronomically expensive and frustrating time suck with no health benefit, there is golf.
11 Silly Words in Your Twitter Profile That Make You Look Like a Complete Tool
Twitter

11 Silly Words in Your Twitter Profile That Make You Look Like a Complete Tool

Seriously, you're "passionate" about organizational development? That sounds lonely.
Kylie Jenner Learns a Harsh Business Lesson That You Already Know
Delegating

Kylie Jenner Learns a Harsh Business Lesson That You Already Know

Owning a business means being responsible for much more than you really have any control over.
Hiring Requires Choices and Not Every Choice Is 'Discrimination'
Hiring

Hiring Requires Choices and Not Every Choice Is 'Discrimination'

Even the fairest of employers knows that, for some jobs, gender, age and physical ability are valid reasons for hiring one person and not another.