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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 11/30/2020

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 11/30/2020


A retired guy smoking a cigar and walking with his puppy in Florida suddenly sees a small gator dart out of the water, grab the dog, and retreat under water, which is how these reptiles kill their prey. The man dashes into the water, submerges and feels around, and emerges with the dog in the gator’s mouth. He puts them on the bank and pries the gator’s jaws open, at which time the puppy runs up the hill. The gator returns to the water.

The man has some bad scratches and the puppy is treated for a minor puncture wound. He objected to anyone trying to go after the gator, pointing out it was just acting as it should and it was his fault for not using a leash and allowing the dog to be near the water.

When we act quickly, we are usually acting with emotion, not the intellectual, chess player’s consideration of twelve moves ahead. There is a frisson of fear, or anxiety, or eagerness. We might deliberate on our investments, but we shouldn’t about defending our family or buying a gift. (Many gifts are never purchased because we start to think about them in terms of money or receptivity.)

By all means be thoughtful about staying healthy. But be extemporaneous and spontaneous in your generosity and exploration.

By the way, that man never dropped his cigar.


Trust your own instincts. Your mistakes might as well be your own instead of someone else’s.—Billy Wilder

I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason.—Stanley Baldwin

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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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