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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 07/11/2022

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 07/11/2022

“He won the contest fair and square.” The phrase “fair and square,” denoting honesty, is basically British and comes from the French esquarre, which means “honest.” So “fair and square” is a tautology, meaning a repetition of the same thing redundantly. (That last phrase is tautological.)

If you’re still with me (!) my point is that we substitute often mindless sayings and approaches for genuine meaning and action. When we seek blame instead of cause we may indeed find a hapless scapegoat, but the problem will continue, although people will be content with having affixed blame and move on.

Remember the “war on drugs” (What does that mean?) and the profound advice, “Just say no”? How did that work out?

My most detestable and baneful candidate today for simply bailing out of responsibility: “It is what it is.” Really? Let me ponder that for a nanosecond because, well, that’s utterly worthless (and a tautology within five words, which could be a record). The speaker then generally shrugs, as if having just bested Socrates, and moves on to the deep matters of the merits of soy milk in coffee, or kale in a salad. (There is none.)

We’re in danger, as literacy declines, of becoming a civilization of diminishing meaning and nuance, with memes replacing meaning and incomplete utterances replacing inciteful usage.

Do you feel me?


The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. —Edward R. Murrow

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. —William Bernbach

When people say to me, “You may be right, but….” I know that what they really mean is, “You just don’t have a clue,” and I resent the dishonesty. —Alan Weiss

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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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