Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 2/26/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

It’s hard to escape—nor should we seek to escape—the horror of school shootings. This is not a reality that is acceptable in any decent society. But the important thing in my view is to stop them by finding cause and not blame. Making the immediate solution about gun control will not work. The immediate need is to stop armed people (whether for revenge, mentally unstable, or terrorists) from entering schools. The TSA-type approach has worked globally in airports with millions …

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 27: Dragged Up The Aisle

United may have been obvious, but you are being dragged up the aisle daily by a variety of public and private organizations. You’re being “dragged up the aisle” every day – it’s just not visual, so you don’t notice it. In today’s podcast, I shed some light on how everyone gets dragged around whether they know it or not. Yes, even you.

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 2/19/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

We see boundaries as lines of demarcation, to keep something out or to preserve something inside. Some are clearly and objectively seen (the “out of bounds” in sports) and some are simply and subjectively felt (the boundaries of polite behavior). We are often so distrait that we lose sight of our most important boundaries: Those which, when violated, constitute an imposition, unfair burden, or irritant. We allow some of these by answering our cell phones no matter what we’re doing …

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 2/12/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

The Olympics are always fascinating for me. I’m stunned by the focus and sacrifice of these athletes who deny themselves a large portion of “normal” life to be able to excel in their specialty. But not only do they have to be among the very best, they have to be at their personal best at the crucial time. These contests are often decided by hundredths of a second or by the subjective score of a judge who may not be …

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 26: Driver’s Ed

Don’t tell me you don’t have any faith when you drive on the highway with people all around you steering deadly weapons. I share my thoughts on the roads today. From bike riders, to people who text while driving, to people who absolutely refuse to change lanes even if they’re inconveniencing the cars behind them, there is no end to the idiocy out there. Let’s discuss some of it.

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 2/5/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

The op ed columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote in yesterday’s Times that “more people are believing Dylan Farrow” (the adopted daughter who is accusing Woody Allen of molestation from the time she was seven). I have no idea what did or didn’t happen, and Ms. Farrow does seem very sincere, and what she alleges is horrid. The crimes and sociopathic behavior that men such as Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer (to name just two) have admitted to are repulsive. But what …