“I Feel Compelled To Speak”

When you’re a public figure frequently appearing in varying media, you receive some bizarre emails. Here’s one from today: “I’ve thought about, and I believe I can benefit from subscribing to your videocast offer [Alan Weiss’s Common Sense® Worldview Weekly Video], certainly much more from these communications than some of the lame presentations I’ve attended at business professional groups and associations. “I have just one question about this: I like what you say, and it all makes sense to me. However, …


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 4/29/13

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

April 29, 2013—Issue #188 This week’s focus point: When my daughter was young, she used to call “instructions” by another name: “destructions.” And watching me assemble a bike or replace flashlight batteries at times certainly merited the latter. Yet complexity was one fiftieth then of what it is now. I received a video instruction kit for my pool vacuum, and a 30-page manual for my electric toothbrush. A third of these are warnings, another third are technical specifications, and the …



Alan’s Facebook Today Summary

Marshall Mellow My doctor performed my semi-annual colonoscopy today (photo below) and I volunteered for it to be filmed by the local television cable show, Waste Matters. I’m ecstatic to be a part of health and the media. Troy Molloy Pictured are me and my three sons who all attended the annual Climb A Hill Slowly event in Prairie Dog, South Dakota. It’s about a 20-minute walk and the point isn’t to win but to participate. Everyone received a gold …


I’ll Eat You Last

This one-woman, Bette Midler show about famed agent Sue Mengers was reviewed today by Terry Teachout, the notorious Wall Street Journal reviewer who has dreams he’s Clive Barnes or Charles Isherwood. He’s having an all-too-frequent hissy-fit because Ms. Midler doesn’t leave the couch, and talks too much like the real Sue Mengers did (of course, that’s not to be tolerated). He’s probably also disappointed that she doesn’t sing and dance. I saw this in previews with a packed house that …


You Think Your Mail System Is Poor?

Today I received a book back that was sent to South Africa. Despite 5 lines of address provided by the recipient, it was marked “insufficient address.” The date on the meter when it was sent from my office: August 24, 2012. Seven months, give or take, for an international, first class package. And people insist the government take on MORE functions?


Facing It on Facebook

I just spent a record ten consecutive minutes on Facebook, because people were commenting on my new photo with my dogs and Colleen Francis had posted some interesting stuff. As I wandered around, I noticed a new “fad” (beyond those bizarre women who keep posting new “glam shots” to get “liked” by the same 13 guys who tell them they look good every time): People are posting testimonials and compliments they’ve purportedly received! They are applauding themselves! “Here’s what the …


Million Dollar Thinking

I’m finishing yet another Million Dollar Consulting® College here in Newport this morning, and my next one in December is a third-filled already. I’m wonderfully surprised about the lifespan of something I thought would run for a few years back in 2005! In April of 2015 I guess I’ll run the Tenth Anniversary Consulting College! I always learn more than anyone, which is why I continue to run these sessions. Here is a portion of that learning from this week: …