Alan Weiss’s Word of the Week™ – 07/31/19
Today's word: metanoia
Televised debates depress me. I don't see statesmen and women (either party). I see people who desperately (and often unbelievably) want to be president. Their willingness to say almost anything to gain votes—pandering—is frightening. Most political promises wind up on
I've always avoided agreeing to a time frame for a discussion. "Can I have a half-hour of your time?" "No, just tell me what your question or issue is." I can usually take care of the inquiry in five minutes.
Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 07/29/2019
Some people are in a perpetual state of outrage. Their cause or agenda requires shouting and yelling and zero tolerance for any other viewpoint. But when everything is at a high volume, then nothing stands out. It all becomes merely
“College Bound” Could Mean “All Tied Up”
Not everyone needs to go to college to be successful or happy. When I was in school about a third of the students were no better educated, no more interesting, four years later. They could have used that time to
Do you know what most people need the most? To be heard. Just hear their story and you will have done a great deal for them.
Does This Add Up?
I've been using mechanical and then digital calculators for half a century, but I still remember the multiplication tables and can add, subtract, and divide "in my head." I've been using keyboards on first typewriters and then computers for the
Disruption is not something to be suffered, or prepared for, or feared, or run from. It's something to create in your market. Your attitude should be offensive, not defensive. Are you telling this to your clients or helping them build bomb shelters?