Jeffrey Summers sent me a link to something called “The Noise,” which is aptly named, which started a blog posting with this hilarious statement: The single biggest threat to HR pros ever being strategic is lousy time management skills. The site doesn’t take comments. Small wonder!


Radio Waves

What you see below is an Emerson 8-transistor radio from about 1965. We unearthed it as we sorted through a mountain of stuff that had to be moved as our master bedroom and bath are being completely rebuilt. I bought this radio, the most powerful transistor of its time, as a freshman in high school or maybe even as an 8th-grader. We all had a radio, and we all carried them around. I had very little money, so this was …



Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 1/21/13

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

January 21, 2013—Issue #174 This week’s focus point: I’m playing fetch with Bentley, our white German Shepherd puppy (who has gained 13 pounds in one month). He chases a lacrosse ball at top speed and slows down only after he has it in his mouth. When I ran the sprints in school, we called this “running through the tape.” I won my share of races when the other runners slowed before the tape, while I was focused on a spot …


Consulting Buyer Survey Highlights Peer Referrals As Key

Here’s a study done by Hinge and provided to me by Peter McLean which, among other things, shows that 91% of buyers of consulting services do so by asking a friend or colleague for a recommendation. It also points out that while 3% of buyers feel that social media are important in sales, 35% of sellers think it is! I don’t think I need to say much more. Management Consulting – Download Your Study http://www.hingemarketing.com/uploads/HowBuyersBuy_Consult_Report.pdf


What You Can Learn From My Wife, The Consultant

A new cupcake shop opened on Main Street in East Greenwich. This is the most affluent city in the state, sometimes called a “country club of a town,” and these niche shops are all the rage in many states. My wife (a home economist by training) has always loved sweets, so she visited it one day and reported to me at dinner, “They’ll never make it.” “And why is that?” I asked, studying my class of Far Niente. Her reasons: …


The Dog Star: The Evolution of Bentley

(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) Bentley has gained 13 pounds in the last month, or about a half pound a day. (For you folks in the UK, that’s almost a stone, less a few pebbles.) The vet says that’s normal and he looks great, then always says the same thing, almost to himself: “He’s going …


Guest Column: What Is Your Optimal Speed?

Andrew Miller is a graduate of the Million Dollar Consulting® College and a member of the Million Dollar Consultant® Mentor Hall of Fame. What is your optimal speed? By Andrew Miller The famous Simon & Garfunkel song Feelin’ Groovy starts off with the lyrics “Slow down, you move too fast…” These lyrics are a perfect way to describe what many organizations need to do. Too many organizations think that speed is only about moving faster. But the best organizations focus …