Buying Drinks in Reno

Tweet Any of you who are in my various communities and will be in Reno when I keynote at the IMC on Oct. 25 or when I receive the Fellow designation on the 26th, find me. I’m buying drinks. Maybe a small party in my suite. If you want to register with our discount, if you qualify: Anyone wishing to claim the affiliate discount to member rates for Confab should follow the steps listed below: 1. On page one, select …


Agendanomics

Tweet Agenda: A list or outline of things to be done, subjects to be discussed, business to be transacted; a program. — Webster’s Third New International Unabridged (For those of you lost in Wikipedia, that’s a “dictionary.”) You have to beware of people with an agenda. It directs all of their speech, their conversation, their philosophy, their outlook, their debate, even their reasoning. When I finished a very well received speech at GE one time, two women approached me five …


Hail to the Chief

Tweet On a dark, back road of Nantucket, we had a nighttime encounter with a flatbed truck driver who was pretty obviously drunk. The details are unimportant, but the guy got out of his truck, shouting obscenities, and ran after us because I used my high beams to see if I had enough clearance to get by. (Chasing a Bentley on foot is one indication of possessing a high blood/alcohol rating.) When we got back to the inn, I called …


Alan Weiss Named Fellow of IMC

Tweet Washington, DC Tuesday, August 25, 2009 The Institute of Management Consultants, USA, has awarded international author and Certified Management Consultant Alan Weiss, PhD, CMC, with its prestigious Fellow of IMC USA (FIMC) for distinguished service. “Alan’s contributions to the ethics and professional performance of management consulting are recognized globally,” said Drumm McNaughton, Chairman of IMC USA. “Not only has Alan been recognized for outstanding service to his clients world-wide, he has fostered professionalism in the industry through the more …



The Newspaper “Network”

Tweet I’m growing really bored with newspaper owners and management whining and crying about unfair competition and the generally nasty ways of the universe. Compete or close. Newspapers won’t be “lost,” they will just be in a different alignment. Radio hit its stride when networks were formed, so that dramatic shows, musicals, comedies, and news could be heard at the same local hour in widespread communities. (Don’t forget that railroads put many local stores out of business once the Sears …


Nantucket Confidential VI: Escape

Tweet We’ve been facing Hurricane Bill 150 miles to the east, and a line of storms west of Boston. Nantucket was beautiful—a few very temporary showers—but there was a chance our 9 pm ferry, the last one of the day, would be cancelled due to high seas. (They tend to cancel, we learned, at 22-foot seas. So would I.) That bumps you pretty badly, since you then have to wait for available space, and these ferries are packed. (There were …



Nantucket Confidential V

Tweet Fabulous day on the beach. Yesterday, a big Lab trotted into the water, swam into the surf, paddled in circles for a while, then swam back on shore and shook so hard I though his head would come off. Then he wandered over to his house, obviously having done this a hundred times prior. Today, Maria says, “Look, a dog is out there much too far.” It turns out to be a seal, staring at us. Since they’ve become …