The Dog Star

(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) I’ve been watching Bentley roaming around the pool exploring. When he finds something, he sees if it will move if he pokes it. If it doesn’t, he tests to see if it’s edible. If it’s not, he tries to play with it. If he can’t, he pees on it and …






Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 6/17/13

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

June 17, 2013—Issue #195 This week’s focus point: Dropping weight enables us to rise, to run faster, to breathe easier. In our careers and lives those “weights” are often meetings, routines, habits, colleagues, tasks, and obligations. You can’t carry all your old baggage and weights, else you’re too overburdened to move–you’re pinned in place, like an insect in a museum. Marshall Goldsmith has written that “what got you here won’t get you there.” David Maister has written that “we know …


Symbolism

At the start of every airline flight there is an announcement about seat belts, smoking, emergency exits, oxygen, et. al. I often look around to find no one paying any attention whatsoever. Some airlines beg for your attention, some international carriers use cartoon characters, but it’s all the same–done for legal reasons. If it were really for safety, they would demand you take a test before they took off. The activity is largely symbolic. TSA is largely symbolic. There are …


The Spam Express

If you’re excellent at choosing horses, why don’t you just bet on them instead of selling tips at the racetrack? Among all the SEO spam from India and inheritance fraud from Nigeria, here is a mailing which I can’t seem to escape, there’s no unsubscribe, and it’s all free! (Names and sites removed to avoid humiliation.) Note that it’s a group “devised of.” And there are “hidden and well guarded secrets.” (I wonder where “Million Dollar” came from? That would …