Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 7/16/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

I use the terms “poverty mentality” and “scarcity mentality” interchangeably, both being the opposite of an abundance mentality. A lot of people think I mean spending money as the metric here. I do not. There’s no question that if someone looks at a check on the table amidst a group as if it were a boa constrictor coiled to strike, that is a question of money. And if your response to “What would you do if you had an extra …






True Failure and Success

Some people don’t take action because they believe being seen as slow to act is less negative than acting and being seen as a failure. I view people who act, fail, learn, and then improve as great successes. In fact, that’s the story behind every great success. But I’ve never met a great success who became one by failing to act.


Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 40: The Lobster Principle

How a crustacean can demonstrate positive traits for all of us by being vulnerable.  Lobsters are not just for the seafood enthusiast. Pay attention, as they can provide valuable lessons that you need to be in tune with – for business and for life.



Vehicle Settings

As everything becomes more entwined with technology, it seems to me that there is less and less “intuitive” aspect to it. Yet my cars’ instruction manuals in hard copy are hundreds of pages thick, and not very helpful (filled with thousands of warnings, such as, “Do not attempt to drive off a bridge when in gear.”). I’m waiting for my wife outside a store trying to restore the camera setting to the one I like, among a dozen choices, front …