How A Rodent Provided My IP

A squirrel was looking at me through the window from a tree this morning, about three floors off the ground. It was perfectly safe from most predators in the evergreen, and fairly sheltered, but it would have to go down on the ground and take some risks in order to eat. A few minutes later, it was gone. The same applies to you and me. If I merely stayed at home I’d eventually exhaust the food supplies and have to …


Lifestorming

Last week, while in New York City, I broadcast my first-ever Facebook Live to talk about the release of my new book, Lifestorming, written with Marshall Goldsmith. It’s a very important book for people who seek to take control of their life, destiny, and legacy. In today’s world, people are constantly searching for happiness, to become the person they want to be, and for strategies to redesign their life, friends, behaviors, and beliefs. Combined, Marshall and I have authored almost 100 …


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 03/13/17

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

After an entire week of successful meetings with clients in New York City, accompanied by great food and wine at top restaurants, Maria and I had Friday night to ourselves and decided to see Spamilton (the spoof of Hamilton, which is hugely funny). It plays in a small theater on 72nd, so we wound up having dinner in a diner on Amsterdam Avenue. It had traditional booths, faded photos of celebrities on the walls—and was spotless. The owner or manager, …


Which Way We Headed?

My Shepherd, Bentley, always turns around to look at me when there’s a choice (turn left or right, go to the yard or to the pool, go upstairs or stay on this level, which car to jump in). He adjusts his route and speed accordingly. Wayne Gretzky said, “I always skate to where the puck will be, not where it is.” Sounds like good advice with our prospects, right? Our clients might be following us, but our prospects have their …




Say, What?

These days people are paying more attention to the source rather than the content or reasoning. If a person likes the source, “down is up” is acceptable. If a person doesn’t like the source, “free speech is vital” is unacceptable. Use your head and throw away your biases. To quote John Gardner, an excellent plumber trumps an inadequate philosopher.


The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 2: Energy

How the Second Law of Thermodynamics can erode your business and your life if you don’t renew yourself. Transcript: Ellen white’s here, welcome to my podcast on Energy. Henry David Thorough is credited with saying, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation” what Thorough actually said if you read Walden is, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” but in any case why is that? Well it’s because people feel they have no power, no influence, on control. …


I Don’t Dance (Don’t Ask Me)

At times you’ll be asked dumb questions. Don’t attempt to honor them (or prolong them) with a rational response. Don’t dance to their music. Point out the absurdity and move on. Examples: • How many firms exactly like ours have you worked with? That’s not the point, the point is that my clients all achieve great success across all industries. • What was your education like? I’m sure like yours, I found it only helped when I applied it to …


Having A Bad Day? Think Again

There was an article in the Times today about the long-overdue rehabilitation of a major airport in Nigeria. They’re going to close it for six weeks to repair runway potholes, deteriorating stairways, and non-working restrooms. The government has been incompetent in failing to maintain the place. That means that everyone dependent on it is out of work and with no income, no safety net, from taxi drivers to restaurant workers. One man who sells tiny luggage locks for about a dollar …