Why is that?

• In an age of immediate communication, why does it take a bank DAYS to process a wire transfer? • If we all know there is the potential for heavy snow during any winter in the northeastern US, why are we always so surprised and often unprepared? • Why do television stations put such an emphasis on their “meteorologists” and their technology, when every station gets its weather information from the exact same source, the National Weather Service? • How …


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Alan’s Monday Morning Memo – 2/9/15

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

This week’s focus point: The truth is easier than lies, because the truth is simple and straightforward. Lies require careful construction and rehearsal. After they’re repeated often enough, the perpetrators begin to believe them. They did throw the winning touchdown pass, they did star in the school play, they did score the highest in the SATs, they did come under fire in combat. Brian Williams apparently felt that he had to inflate his professional résumé, which means that, despite his …


In Case You Were Wondering What I Was Thinking

• You can hear people “baaing” in the herd. Not everything is “mindful.” The word’s definition is “aware of something.” Is that the next, big thing—to be conscious? Linkedin articles, book proposals. training conversations—all about “mindful.” Sounds like just the opposite to me. • What does NBC have to think about with Brian Williams? He’s lied about his professional, news-reporting experiences. This is the kind of stuff he smugly condemns nightly with business, sports, entertainment, and politics. Maybe he should …



Discipline and Success in the Super Bowl

I thought before the game the Seahawks were going to win, and I think they have incredible athletes, well coached. I have nothing but respect for their accomplishments.   But here’s a lesson for all of us. As you watched the sidelines during the game, the Patriots were all business and the Seahawks were pretty full of themselves. The post-touchdown obligatory actions were more vulgar from the Seahawks.   The Patriots were a more mature team, more focused on business. …


Alan’s Monday Morning Memo – 2/2/15

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

This week’s focus point: There is a horrible lunacy abroad in the land, and it’s not the diversion of deflated footballs. It’s the ignorance that vaccination can lead to autism, a discredited, anti-scientific and anti-intellectual position that has resulted in a measles outbreak in the US. Over 90 percent of unvaccinated children exposed to measles will be infected and remain infectious for at least four days thereafter. This is not a benighted position of poverty: According to a story in …



Ignorance and Measles

Of all things, we have a measles outbreak, and there are STILL parents who will not allow their children to be vaccinated. Here’s an item from today’s New York Times:   QUOTATION OF THE DAY “I said, ‘I’d rather you miss an entire semester than you get the shot.’” CRYSTAL McDONALD, whose daughter was sent home from school during a measles outbreak because she had not been vaccinated. Once rare, cases are now popping up rapidly. Can someone tell me why …