SummitConsulting.com named “Outstanding Site”

The Web Marketing Association has voted SummitConsulting.com as Outstanding Website. We scored 60 out of a perfect 70, with the industry average 49 and the winning awards average 52.9. We scored 9s in Design, Technology, Copywriting, and Ease of Use, and 8.5 for Content; we were 8 on Innovation and 7.5 for Interactivity. Congratulations to Chad and CB Software. We are ordering trophies and will now enter the Beach Volleyball competition.


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 9/13/10

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

September 13, 2010—Issue #52 This week’s focus point: The ongoing, incredibly inept actions of the Hewlett-Packard board are completely out of context in terms of the value system that Bill Hewlett and David Packard established for their firm. The board decisions demonstrate, however, that there are human beings in executive suites and on such boards, not gods. They are subject to the same emotionalism, politics, confusion, peer pressures, and poor interpretations as the people on the sales force, in R&D, …


Nobody Ever Dies for Dear Old Rutgers

The title of this piece was the ironic “fight song” of my alma mater. Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, fortunately a great school because it was one of the very few places I could afford to attend. Even with a scholarship, I had to take government loans to pay the $350 per semester tuition. The Wall Street Journal ranked the 25 best schools in the country yesterday in terms of business finding top recruiting talent. Rutgers finished …



New York, New York, New York

Our granddaughters had their second birthday party yesterday in a clever place with a huge water activity center, giant slide, and cave. It’s hard to believe that two years ago we were racing home from Capri to face grandchildren born three months prematurely. We are eternally thankful that we have been granted these miracles, who are healthy and ever-active. Once we got the girls home, Maria and I took off for Saturday Vigil Mass, and I chose the Church of …


The Dog Star: No Drooling

(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition) When I head toward the master bedroom upstairs, the dogs arrive from wherever they are in the house. I hear their claws tapping out their direction on the wood floors as their speed picks up. Buddy Beagle will run ahead of me, trying to lead to the master bathroom, where …


New York, New York

We came down to New York on the Acela yesterday, checked in at The Greenwich Hotel, and Maria went to see the grandchildren (we’re here for their second birthday party today) while I met long-time buddy Bill Howe for lunch at noon at the Four Seasons Restaurant. We sat in the famous pool room—alone, for 45 minutes! When we finally left (after a wonderful Far Niente) at about 2:30, there were about 20 people dining. It was a Friday and …




Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 9/06/10

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

September 06, 2010—Issue #51 This week’s focus point: Small businesses are the largest generator of net new jobs, far more than large companies. In a slow recovery, they are seeking multi-talented people who can do a variety of things, focused on pragmatic, short-term results. Consultants in this market should demonstrate the same characteristics, while helping their clients find such resources. If you’re helping people find work, coach them with this in mind. Monday Morning Perspective: Nothing is possible without individuals; …