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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 04/01/2024

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 04/01/2024

There is no way to “solve” the climate crisis. We may be able to stop further deterioration, but we have to go into contingent actions to deal with what we’ve created.

We need to start building flood-proof (not “resistant”) and fireproof and tornado-proof homes. We need cars powered by hydrogen, because a massive electric grid will not lessen carbon emissions in its generation and maintenance. Since certain animals (cattle, buffalo, sheep) produce so much methane we’ll have to cull the herds severely and prohibit them as food and clothing sources. (For a limited time people will be urged to eat meat so that this giant culling serves some purpose.) Herders will have to find other means of support or the government will raise taxes to support them.

Houses will be designed that recycle all waste, heat and cool themselves, and generate power back to the grid for a profit.

Agriculture as a whole creates huge amounts of methane, as does energy production of all kinds. Hence, we will have to reduce farming to only subsistence farming and abandon industrial agriculture. An emphasis will be needed on synthetic sources of food. Once again, people will be forced from their livelihoods and either scramble for survival or be supported by the government.

The fishing industry creates huge carbon problems globally, and the fish populations are in general decline, so fishing will have to stop. These people will need support, as those above.

Pollution from vehicles and chemical plants are huge problems so we’ll have to reduce all households to a single vehicle, forbid most chemical manufacturing except for medicines, and end all fossil fuel use. Lawns will be illegal unless left wild, there will be no insect sprays or fertilizers. Parking lots will be reduced or destroyed and replaced with trees resistant to diseases since they can’t be sprayed.

Air travel will be severely restricted. People will be encouraged to take virtual reality vacations. Business meetings will be entirely remote, as will voting. Sports will be shown on the media, but large venues must be shut down since commuting will not be allowed, nor fields maintained.

Finally, since we exhale carbon dioxide, we’ll be required to wear recyclers for at least eight hours a day. People will be allowed to go to hospitals only with life-threatening issues, and elective and cosmetic surgery will be banned. Social interactions will be greatly diminished and we’ll live lives as small family clusters or hermits.

(Was this an April Fools issue or not? On one of these items I coached a very high level executive, whom you’d know in an instant, for three months and for $100,000 two years ago. Nothing has thus far come of the project.)


The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.       —Thomas Szasz

Everyone knows that life isn’t fair. Saying it’s not fair suggests that you think life is supposed to be fair, which makes you look immature and naive.  —Travis Bradberry

One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don’t think there will be change, whether you want it to or not. —Julius Erving


Developmental Opportunities

Thought Leadership 2024

I’m hosting a tenth Thought Leadership Conference, and our first such session post-pandemic, in the West Palm Beach, Florida area on September 10-12, 2024. This will probably be the last such “live” event of its kind since my future plans are to create a quarterly Zoom subscription for this endeavor in 2025 and beyond. We will focus on:

• The No Normal® of the workplace and how to market and succeed in continually turbulent times. • What the impending US presidential election will mean for professional services. • How to create weekly, relevant, dramatic IP. • Staying ahead of the innovation curve using your own past and continuing “body of work.” • Passive, global income generation—creation and sustainability. • Options for successful use of discretionary time. • Financial realities and metrics for safety and security (and prudent risk). • Topics raised in the prep work sent to participants.

We will have a special guest speaker whom I’ll announce soon. My newest book, Building Dynamic Communities: creating an evergreen client ecosystem, to be released in June, will be my gift to you, and the morning of the third day of the 2.5-day event will be optional and included in the fee. I’ll be “riffing” on that day on politics, society, education, personal wealth, and so forth.

The fee is $15,000, which includes rooms, breakfasts, lunches, and a cocktail reception. If you register during March, the fee is discounted to $12,000. I’ll honor this also today, April 1. Finally, if you attend this session you may join the quarterly Zoom sessions next year for free, a $2,000 value.

Register here, please: https://alanweiss.com/store/quick-pay/

In the Buyer’s Office I’ve been asked to elaborate on the extremely popular “In the Buyer’s Office” videos on a regular basis. So I’m going to stop whining about doing it, and do it. I’m offering a 1.5-day, live session in Rhode Island during which everyone will get the chance to sell to the buyer and to be the buyer. You may record this if you like. You’ll learn how to, and apply how to:

  • Open the meeting gracefully and move quickly to your objective.
  • Handle distractions.
  • Overcome objections.
  • Reframe and pivot the conversation.
  • Create trust, find key issues, create conceptual agreement, and “pour cement.”
  • Create a resultant proposal with over an 80% probability of acceptance of options 2 or 3.

For those of you who can’t travel or are afraid of TSA, I’m offering the same experience (as much as possible) virtually over the course of three mornings. All of this will be recorded for distribution. https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/in-the-buyers-office/

Building Dynamic Communities I’ve been asked for years how people can replicate my worldwide community, which is operating 24/7 virtually and in real time. Is it solely possible with entrepreneurs and the “retail” market, or can it be done with corporate clients and executives?

These communities (don’t confuse them with “tribes” which are exclusionary) provide huge business development benefits:

  • Evangelism among members to engage more thoroughly
  • The Chain Reaction of Attraction® which creates exponential growth when community members themselves attract others
  • A laboratory to test ideas and allow others to suggest ideas
  • High profile as THE expert and THE thought leader
  • “Guaranteed” subscription to new offerings and projects to create immediate critical mass and success
  • Instant marketing with zero investment
  • Smooth progression form virtual interactions (e.g., internet-based) to real-time experiences (e.g., conferences, symposia, and so forth)
  • Impressive creation of high quality marketing lists (a good return on most lists is considered 2%, my lists generate 10%)
  • Powerful brand building and brand extension
  • Value accruing to you even when you are not present because members wouldn’t know each other without you
  • Immediate tests of new IP
  • May 15-16, 1.5 days, at my place! $5,000 Includes my hosting dinner and 60 days of support. https://alanweiss.com/store/quick-pay/

Million Dollar Consulting® for the World: I’ve provided 14 modules with videos from me, from your colleagues globally, slides, and text. They include everything from launch to self-esteem, proposals to fees, closing business to creating a brand. No upsells! It’s only $115. What do you think about a 10,000:1 ROI? We have over 500 people from 47 countries. https://milliondollarconsultingcourse.com

Million Dollar Consulting® for the World ADVANCED: The new program contains over 60 videos and has 15 modules focusing on what to do in the buyer’s office, overcoming crises, financial planning, and much, much more. https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/advanced-global-learning-program/

Sentient Strategy Certification: My new book on the topic (above) has been released, so this is an ideal time to market Sentient Strategy. Write me to apply, join over 70 people certified in six countries. One-time fee of $12,000, includes 90 days of my support, free admission to all future certifications, and admission to a private web board with other Sentient facilitators.  alan@summitconsulting.com In a recent program a participant sold a $100,000 strategy program within 48 hours. Write me at [email protected] The next certification session spans April 4 and 5, each morning by Zoom. Still time to register.

NOTE: I’ve reinstated my inexpensive, limited coaching program I last used during Covid because I’ve found people who need help right now growing their practices. I’ve offered it to past coaching participants, but I can handle four more people at this point. Five calls at your desire: review proposals, prepare for meetings, create passive income, etc. $2,024. You simply have to use them before the end of the year, 30 minutes each. Should pay for itself 20 times over. You can write to discuss ([email protected]) or sign up by paying here: https://alanweiss.com/store/quick-pay/

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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.

Comments: 2

  • MagicBill

    April 1, 2024

    Ridiculous! I hope this is a facetious post.
    After all, it is April fools!

    All that manure can be turned into methane, a fuel source to power a generator.
    Much more than politicians that spew the same yet do nothing in return.
    Methane does produce carbon dioxide. So, plant a tree which will absorb the carbon dioxide and produce oxygen!
    Even better solution!
    And wood debris, organic materials, can be used in a gasifier which produces wood gas and carbon dioxide.
    This too, can be sent to the generator, producing electricity from garbage.
    Organic waste can also be composted, ash from the gasifier can also add to soils.
    Even scrap plastics can be reduced to oils and hydrocarbons for reuse.
    Effective management of resources is key.

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