Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 4/11/16

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

There was this funny thing about school and me—I wanted to be there. I enjoyed learning. I read all the books. I thought that’s why I was there. I didn’t cut class. What was the point? I still had plenty of free time. Some of my colleagues’ books and papers were a congeries in their room. Mine were organized and neat. Last week I ran a program in Boston on how to change your life. We had a full house, …


Pick Up the Check

I’ve had people in my workshops order internet in the conference room so they had access and attempt to put it on my bill! I’ve had people who ordered special food—lattes, or eggs—to augment what I was offering, and charge it to me. I had one guy, who thankfully left my community for good when he was ostracized, try to order Louis XIII when I offered after-dinner drinks on one occasion (it goes for $250 a glass). I’ve seen people …





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

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

“House of Cards,” about an unethical president and his wife (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in amazing performances), has created “binge watching,” where people are glued to Netflix for 13 consecutive episodes once or twice a year. Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth, it’s front-page news—the more controversial, the better. We still wonder what happened to D.B. Cooper in 1971, when he hijacked an airplane and parachuted out of it with a large ransom. Bonnie and Clyde are the …


The Dog Star: Straight Lines

(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) The dogs came in this morning and I threw them their dog treats. An errant throw placed Buddy’s on the other side of Bentley, who was eating his. Buddy quickly ran underneath Bentley, the shortest route to his treat, before Bentley got to that one, too. At first I thought this …



The View From Here

I’m in Newport this week conducting the Million Dollar Consulting® College. Each morning I awake to the beautiful view of the bay leading to the Atlantic. Some mornings it’s rough, some smooth as glass, but it’s always the same vista. If I expected the earth, sea, and sky to somehow change, I’d be daft. Your basic vista each morning is unchanging, in that you need to find clients by convincing prospective buyers of your value to them. That doesn’t change. …