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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 09/12/2022
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Dateline: East Greenwich, RI
Monday, September 12, 2022

 

Every time we go to the beach (or, in New Jersey, the “shore”), adults and kids alike are digging in the sand. Some people simply dig holes (This is their idea of a vacation?) but the ones who really intrigue me are the fortress-builders.
I’ve seen kids and their fathers (apparently, women are far too smart to attempt this) try to build castles that are protected from the oncoming waves and incoming, inexorable tide. They attempt moats, convoluted sand channels which try to divert water away, exaggerated hills, and foot-thick walls. I actually watched an engineer attempt this once, and he did seem to believe that this was why he came to the beach.
But the water undermines, topples, erodes, and penetrates, no matter what the defenses. At best the citadel is gone in an hour, and nothing lasts through the night unless you build it above the high water mark, which I’ve never seen anyone attempt outside of sand sculpting contests.
The pursuit is fun, it’s a good bonding experience, and it’s repeated constantly even though we all know it’s doomed.
As far as I know, the major sources of non-renewable energy are uranium, oil, natural gas, and coal, and of renewable are wind, solar, geothermal, and hydro. Since batteries store power but don’t create power, we need these sources for the charging of batteries. At a time when California can’t even maintain its current grid without brownouts and blackouts, how are we to power the approximately 275 million vehicles in the US, of which right now only 1% are electric? How could we power even half without using fossil fuels?
In which case electric vehicles are certainly not “zero” in carbon footprint.
I’m not advocating anything, I’m asking a question. And the question is: Are we kidding ourselves thinking we can stop the rising tide with sand?
 

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand. —Milton Friedman
Rock bottom is a crisis…and everyone wants to avoid crisis. But what “crisis” means literally is “to sift”—like a child who goes to the beach, lifts up the sand, and watches all the sand fall away, hoping that there’s treasure left over. That’s what crisis does. — Glennon Doyle Melton
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Meet Me in London: I’ll be hosting a two-day, high-level discussion of likely business futures globally, financial considerations, global passive income, the new realities of sales, new approaches to strategy, and so forth. There will be a limit of eight people. I’ll also conduct a full-day experience for a larger group, probably a limit of 30, for an entire day which will address new approaches to value based fees, the five essential short-term revenue generators, role playing difficult conversations, the advanced Accelerant Curve, and scaling the practice.https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/london/ At the Baglioni Hotel, across from Hyde and Kensington Parks.
Return to Australia: I’ll be making my 19th trip in October, this time to Brisbane, to present a week of unique offerings from passive income and global “reach” to a new strategy approach. Join me and your peers for my latest value to grow your business and decrease your labor facing our “new realities.” There is also certification for a new approach to strategy (about which a publisher has just purchased a book on the topic from me) for the post-pandemic world that already has 60+ practitioners in six countries. There is limited seating capacity. https://alanweiss.com/growthexperiences/australia2022/
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Million Dollar Consulting® College: I’ve been asked to run this again, and I miss it, so I’m going to do it on December 13-15 (2.5 days) in Castle Hill, Newport, RI, my usual stomping grounds. The beach houses in the winter are fantastic. There’s a great holiday atmosphere that time of year. It will be on my site next week. I’ll be focusing on what I’ve seen as the critical areas for success: brand-building, accelerating referrals, provocative IP, low labor revenue focus, the post-pandemic lasting realities, and so forth.
The fee is $15,000, which includes lodging, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and one dinner. If you catch me at the bar, it could include two dinners. I’m also going to take time to show how I create this and other workshops, step by step, live or remote. Past grads are welcome to attend for $5,000. https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/million-dollar-consulting-college-2022/
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Dateline: East Greenwich, RI United States
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