About Twitter, Clients, and Everything
Ian Lurie Apr 7 2009
Someone correctly pointed out to me today that my Twitter posts might seem a bit, uh, grumpy at times.
And some of those posts might seem directed at clients.
I want to point out, super-clearly: I am a selfish SOB. I only work with clients I truly can support and that I enjoy helping. So it is very, very rare that I have anything other than within-the-family-because-I-like-you disagreements with clients.
When I’m whining on Twitter, you can safely assume it has nothing to do with the folks I work with.
I do often tell clients “That’s a really bad idea.” So don’t get me wrong – I’m a curmudgeon with them, too. But only because I care.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More