Stupidest Thing On Facebook Today

“Can ANYONE explain to me, in logical and reasonable terms, why we MUST disclose a political party preference on our voter registration application or we may not be able to vote for some parties’ candidates at a primary election for U.S. President or party committee? Should we not be able to vote on / for the person we think is least corrupt, no matter what party they belong (sic) or we prefer?” (In fact, it’s to prevent one party from …


Alan’s Monday Morning Memo – 5/4/15

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

This week’s focus point: Upwards of 90% of the standing ovations I see aren’t deserved. A good but not great performance was overly rewarded by an audience that wanted to convince itself that the $400 expenditure and four hour investment for the evening was a wise decision. It’s staggering to think of the money raised for the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight Saturday night. But the “two greatest fighters of their generation” put on a pretty boring show, Pacquiao, though a great guy, …


Kudos to Virgin America (again)

Part way across country on Virgin America 365, Boston to LAX, with another world-class, 1st class experience. Best domestic airline in the skies, another great flight attendant, excellent food, superb legroom—all on an A320. They simply know how to do it, and the rest don’t.



Subcontracting Opportunity

Andrew Sobel is looking for experienced trainers/facilitators in North America who would be interested in getting certified to deliver his relationship-building programs on building clients for life. Candidates need to have 15-20 years of experience and possess well-developed workshop delivery skills. If you’re interested, please contact Andrew at andrew@andrewsobel.com and include a summary of your background.  


DASM: CVS and Baltimore

CVS is one of the largest and most profitable corporations in America. If I were advising them (they detest external consultants in my experience) I’d recommend: 1. Use the media to tell people you are rebuilding the burned store in Baltimore immediately. You will pay the employees who worked there during the rebuilding. 2. You will create a temporary store, even if it is in trailers, to provide staples for customers: break, milk, over the counter medications, etc. The employees …



The Stupidest Thing On Facebook This Morning

On why you shouldn’t only open car doors for women, posted by a man: “We didn’t even begin to discuss if the act of “opening a car door” for someone is truly a sign of respect and/or being caring (or is it an attempt to “impress”). If you believe that act is a sign of caring, you do it for everyone and not just one gender.” (How many repeat dates did this guy have? Imagine, THIS is his issue today, …