Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 31: Vulgarity

How we are dulling our senses and ruining our meaning. WARNING: Profanity is used throughout for examples.  Vulgarity causes a decline in society. There’s a difference between being bold and simply being crude. If you’re relying on vulgar phrases and words to produce shock value, you need to re-evaluate what you’re doing.


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 4/16/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

Restraint is tough, isn’t it? Our tendency as bright, successful, confident people is to respond. We want to take part in the conversation, we desire to add to the debate, we seek to thwart the bad decision. Conversely, we don’t want to be euchered out of our beliefs and opinions. But we’re often more powerful in silence. When we attempt to respond (retaliate?) to the braggart and self-centered, or the passive-aggressive, we wind up playing their game. They feed on …



Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 4/9/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

Have you ever looked up and suddenly seen someone you know (or someone famous) on an airplane, or in a lounge, or even on the street? Sometimes it’s a schoolmate from ages ago, sometimes a rock star, sometimes a politician. (I was sitting near Henry Kissinger in the Amtrak Club in New York City not long ago.) But the real amazement is how many of these people we miss by not looking up. We’re too often in our own small …



Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 30: The Discipline of Learning

How we’re not preparing our kids for the basic learning that many of us were prepared for in simpler times.  “How have you published so many books?” “How do you know that?” “How do you write so fast?” These are questions I get asked often. I have a simple secret. In grammar school, I paid attention. How do we expect to move forward as a society if we keep making learning an afterthought?


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 4/2/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

This morning I took the dogs for our regular coffee run. I shut off the house alarm with a button on my key ring. I pushed another button to open the garage door. My wife had inadvertently locked the truck, so I pushed a button on the handle to open it. Then I pushed a button for my seat memory settings, and another to choose the ride setting. I then hit a button to change the radio station. Oh, yeah, …