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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 03/15/2021

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 03/15/2021


I had a mild reaction (fatigue) after my second Covid vaccine shot. My two vaccinations, about four weeks apart (Pfizer) were administered at Walgreens very efficiently. At neither visit was there anyone there immediately before me, waiting with me, or following me. I think, by and large, that CVS and Walgreens were far more efficient than most government sites.

I have to admit to a wonderful feeling of contentedness after being vaccinated. I’ve adhered to masks and social distancing and so on, but I think everyone being vaccinated has a renewed sense of well being and confidence. Crises exacerbate the best and worst in society, business, and government, and one of the salutary realizations for me is the renewed evidence of how resilient we are. Many of us have suffered loss, most of us have endured restrictions, all of us have dealt with the ambiguous and unknown.

But here we are, in the midst of a business renaissance I predicted late last year for this time period. Covid “cabin fever” will seek release in vacations, spending, investment, entertainment, recreation, sports, and general joie de vivre. Reservations about our fate have changed to reservations required for dining and travel.

The dialectic about how we’ve handled this will continue ad nauseum. But the bottom line is that we’re too resilient to fail, too optimistic to be defeated, too innovative to be halted. For my money, the politicians didn’t come through at all, we should have let the scientists and military handle everything dispassionately and non-partisanly. But you and I also came through. It was longer and sadder and tougher than we expected about a year ago.

But the future looks brighter than ever.


Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. —Jamais Cascio

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life. —Albert Bandura

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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