In the baseball World Series (an interesting title, since it's not open to "the world") the Nationals defeated the Astros in seven games with neither team winning one home game. So please don't be intimidated when you're in the buyer's office. "Home
Episode 108: Stranger in a Strange Land
Why we're strangers within the crowd and how we need to avoid the fate of Valentine Michael Smith. Let's try to live to protect differences, so that nobody is any longer a stranger.
Alan Weiss’s Word of the Week™ – 10/30/19
Today's word: largesse.
You’re Divorced Three Times and You’re Giving Me Marriage Advice?
On the internet, no one knows you're a dog. That's pretty clever. Also quite profound. No one knows what most people's credential are, or what the validity of their advice is. The social medial platforms are great homogenizers of commentary. Everyone
Alan’s Fifth Law
For every aphorism there is an equal and opposite aphorism, Alan's Fifth Law of Linguistic Reversals. For example: Haste makes waste. But: The early bird catches the worm. (The early worm is eaten.) Actions speak louder than words. But: The pen is
Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 10/28/2019
Some people are individually happy. There's the barista who is in a good mood while colleagues might not be, the DMV person on the phone who is actually cheerful and helpful even though surrounded by surly bureaucrats. Some people are
I Don’t Get It
I was with a small group of women recently who had been part of a larger group in which the speaker asked that all men leave the room for the final ten minutes of the 90-minute session. Even the audio/visual
Ethics At Ground Level
I've observed that most unethical behavior in organizations is a result of people believing they're helping the company, not themselves. I'm not talking about Enron, or Wells Fargo, or Volkswagen, and their huge, corporate coverups. I'm talking about delivering substandard
Make It Worth While to Get There
It's more than ironic that so many consultants spend time and energy trying to save $2,500 on a plane ticket and hardly focus at all on how they can provide additional value to obtain another $25,000 in their proposals.