Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 5/19/14

This week’s focus point: According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the average US family has 58% more disposable income than those in Italy, 25% more than France, and 20% more than Germany, adjusted for purchasing power. In fact, it’s the fourth highest in the world, behind three tiny countries. The Treasury Department estimates that half the taxpayers in the bottom 20% moved into a higher bracket between 1996 and 2005. (Thanks to Neil Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley.) What we hear often creates our attitudes, which inform our behavior, which fuels or starves success. Are you listening to Paul Revere or Chicken Little?

Monday Morning Perspective: It’s one thing to study war and another to live the warrior’s life. Telamon of Arcadia, 5th Century BC mercenary.

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