Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

There is no predicting the markets or investments of other types these days. There are no “experts.” The gurus will tell you the market went up because of European fears and the market went down because of European fears. They have no idea, and certainly no capacity to predict it. If they did, they wouldn’t all be soliciting our money for their advice, they’d be leading the good life with no cares whatsoever. But if you have to beg me …


Are You Motivated Yet?

There was an hilarious send-up of a motivational speaker on the final episode of Dexter Season 5 which we recently watched on Apple TV. He was smarmy, duplicitous, hypocritical, and received his just reward from his final audience. All speakers today had better be “motivational,” in that they should be enthusiastic, interesting, articulate, and confident. But they had better have solid content which enables the audience to improve their performance or all the enthusiasm in the world isn’t going to …




Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 08/15/11

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

August 15, 2011—Issue #100 This week’s focus point: Wars, wild financial market swings, global warming, disease, totalitarian governments, budget cutbacks, rioting, health care reform, strikes, overindulged athletes, brainless entertainment shows, airport security humiliation, traffic congestion, pollution˜there’s enough to be concerned about every morning. These are important issues, but don’t allow them to overshadow and overwhelm your personal accountabilities: raising your family, earning money, maintaining your health, being of service to others, creating happiness, loving and being loved. Those constitute the …


Guest Column: Unlocking Hidden Value in Your Company

Andrew Miller is a member of my Private Roster Mentor Program, and a member of the Mentor Hall of Fame. Unlocking Hidden Value in Your Company By Andrew Miller Business owners take note: there’s a treasure trove of value just waiting to be found in your business. What, you don’t believe me? Well, read on and let’s see. Most companies are so focused on one or two key opportunities or challenges that they tend to overlook many of the obvious …



Just A Little Batty

I am not making this up. Associated Press is reporting a bat—Chiroptera, not Louisville Slugger—on a Delta Connection jet out of Wisconsin bound for Atlanta. After a couple of cabin laps at 30,000 feet, the plane turned around and sought shelter in Wisconsin once again. Passengers cornered the bat in the lavatory, but when authorities entered the abandoned aircraft, they found nothing. However, witnesses testified that a bat (presumably the same one, but who’s to know) flew….wait for it….down the …


Guest Column: How I Got My Book Deal

Dorie Clark is a member of my Private Roster Mentor Program and a graduate of the Million Dollar Consulting College. How I Got My Book Deal, and the Lessons I Learned By Dorie Clark In June, I signed a book deal with Harvard Business Review Press. Because the process of landing a book contract can be so opaque and discouraging, I wanted to share the story of how I did it. In 2009, I got serious: early in the year, …