Marshall Goldsmith at the Million Dollar Consulting® Convention

Here’s the latest good news from my colleague Marshall Goldsmith, who will be my special guest and part of an outstanding faculty at the Second Annual Million Dollar Consulting® College in LA in March: http://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/million-dollar-consulting-convention/ Dear Friends, Greetings from Hanover! I have exciting news to share! My new book, Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be, has just been listed as the #3 Best-selling Self-Help Book in America in the New York Times, and #2  Best-selling Business Book in …


Brian Williams Is Still Lying

In an interview with Matt Lauer, one of the few tough ones Lauer has generated (too bad he couldn’t manage it with Tom Cruise and Scientology), Brian Williams never used the word “lie.” He talks around it, over it, and under it, but his “rehabilitation” clearly hasn’t been effective. He can’t say the word, and won’t admit to the other (documented) times he’s done it. The man was making $10 million a year and, while he won’t make that at …



Performance Based Priorities

A lot of you tell me you’re “overwhelmed.” There is no such thing. You’re simply treating everything as a priority, hence, you have no priorities. If you want to drive somewhere, the priority is to have gas in the tank and properly inflated tires. It would be nice to have the car washed, and a minor ding removed, and the floors vacuumed. But those issues pale in terms of the car getting you where you want to go, as compared …


What?

I was hosting friends at The Square, one of my favorite London restaurants, but very French and very aloof. (I’m sorry, that was redundant.) They serve things such as noisette of fulmars over crepe de soire, a la Rouen. So you have to ask. I am not making this up. AW is me, and AC is the aloof captain. AW: How is this fish cooked? AC: Lovely, sir, quite nicely. AW: But how exactly is is prepared? AC: In a …


Unique Book Offer

I’m writing a new book on my life experiences and how I converted them from simple occurrences into a seven figure business and great life. (The proposed subtitle is “From the streets to the heights.”) Million Dollar Mindset (or whatever it’s finally called) will probably appear in June, 2016. It is a hard cover book. I’m guessing the price will be $30 or thereabouts. For $50 I will personalize a book and send it to you with shipping included anywhere in …


Alan’s Monday Morning Memo – 6/15/15

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

This week’s focus point: Every security official I’ve interacted with at Heathrow in London has been courteous. At Global Entry back in Boston, an immigration officer helped me with the machine, showed me how to better put my fingerprints down. When I thanked him, he said, “That’s why I’m here.” With no reservations for dinner last night, a hostess was extremely cordial and made sure we had a good table in a crowded restaurant. There is one clear commonality: enthusiasm. …


Call for the Ball

Stephen Curry made 7 of 13 three-point attempts as his Warriors beat the Cavaliers last night in the NBA playoffs. In the last 3 minutes, he made two insanely hard three-pointers. It wasn’t simply that he was shooting well, he wanted to ball. To perform well under pressure, you have to be good, but you also have to be bold. No matter how good you are, you can’t score if you don’t call for the ball. No one becomes an all-star …



Taxi!

I don’t use Uber in London because the taxis are so good—plentiful, roomy, safe, clean, and driven by drivers who know where everything is, never talk on cell phones or eat while driving, and are extremely polite. In other words, the antitheses of the fetid, horrid, New York taxis. I grabbed one after my speech at the Institute of Directors to get to dinner with colleagues in what should have been a ten-minute trip. Instead it took twenty—London traffic, winding …