Million Dollar Consulting Tops Poll

Million Dollar Consulting topped a list of books preferred by members of the Institute of Management Consultants in a current poll: The July 15 Daily Tip presented a list of our favorite books on consulting and asked readers for their own suggestions. Here are the most cited books.   Reader’s suggestions In no particular order: Thinkertoys (Michalko) Million Dollar Consulting (Weiss) Leading Change (Kotter) The Mckinsey Mind (Rasiel) Shenson on Consulting (Shenson) The Knowledge Society (Drucker) The Trusted Advisor (Maister) …


What’s Wrong With This Picture?

A psychic needing to use a cell phone. A jogger running with his dog and a sack of crap in their hands. How many people do they mean when you see the “Men Working” highway sign? You will have to listen to this podcast to hear Alan discuss these items among others and establish the connection. Click on arrow below for podcast to start and now also on iTunes Click Here for entire podcast series table of contents © Alan …


Virtual Success

Here’s an item from today’s New York Times, “As Travel Costs Rise, More Meetings Go Virtual”: “Corporate training and education is a field many companies are moving online, in part to trim travel costs. Darryl Draper, the national manager of customer service training for Subaru of America, used to travel four days a week, nine months of the year, presenting educational programs at dealers nationwide. Today, Ms. Draper rarely travels and nearly all of her training is done online. “Previously, …


The Weakest in the Herd

News item: Business bankruptcies jumped by 17 percent in the second quarter of 2008, higher than at any time during the past two years, according to McClatchy Newspaper analysts. From April through June, over 15,000 U.S. businesses ceased operating, with the most frequent filings in Delaware, Montana, Oregon, Maryland, and Connecticut, according to an Oklahoma City data company (Automated Access to Court Electronic Records). Analysis: The weakest in the herd are the ones which fall to predation the fastest. Discussion: …


Cape May Journal: July 18

Tomorrow we head back north, after a near-perfect seven days (upper 80s, light breeze, water temperature around 70°). I’m looking at the Atlantic as I write this, over our balcony, those sticking it out still on the beach (including my wife). We visited the boardwalk at Wildwood while we were here, bordering almost a half-mile of white sand beach. (That’s the distance from the boardwalk to the ocean!) The boardwalk is two miles long, so we parked at one end …


Cape May Journal: July 15 The Dolphins

The dolphins swim south every morning here, presumably in search of breakfast. Sometimes, around the middle of the day, you can see a group cavorting off shore, apparently having found fish (or maybe just playing soccer). In the late afternoon, they head north again, probably to catch Jay Leno after the news. Some days they are easy to spot, coming as close as 20 yards off the breakers—intelligent, slick torpedoes mocking the waves. Other times, you have to be looking …


Mentor/SAC Meeting

Att: Northern California SAC /Mentor Group members Second Million Dollar Consultant Teleconference Join Simma Lieberman, John Weathington and Jennifer Selby on Monday, July 21 at noon PST when Nancy MacKay will be talking about how she became a million dollar consultant  using the Alan Weiss business model. Please RSVP  if you  plan to attend. If you  would like to continue to be notified of SAC/Mentor teleconferences and dinners, please let us know so we can put  you on our mailing list. …



The Fifth View

What does the price of milk being more expensive than oil have to do with Iran and buying milk in an alley? Listen to this podcast from Cape May for Alan’s spin on current news items. Click on arrow below for podcast to start Click Here for entire podcast series table of contents © Alan Weiss 2008. All rights reserved.


Cape May Journal: July 14

Maria says to me that it’s astounding that I can hugely enjoy both Cape May and Nevis, the Sandpiper and the Four Seasons. Hey, life is about having fun. I crossed over from the beach and visited the rest room by the outdoor pool today, where there is a nearby pond of carp and a sauna, and where I rarely venture, and found to my horror that yesterday, coming in from the blinding sun, I had visited, well, utilized, the …