On Floccinaucinihilipilification

As many of you already know, I am sesquipedalian. However, what I really love is a great word, long or short, in a proper context. To my amusement, a word that is both sesquipedalian and fits into the context of a subject (value or lack thereof) about which a regularly speak popped up in my […]

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Everything I Needed to Know about Consulting My Daughter Learned in Kindergarten

As of last Friday, our daughter is a first grader, at least that is what she told me. Actually, I asked her on the morning of the last day of school, “Cara, when do you become a ‘first grader’? Today after school? Over the summer? In August when you go back to school?” Without hesistation […]

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Video from AICPA

Last year at the AICPA Prac/TECH Conference, I was honored to be interviewed by Jeffrey Drew, senior editor at the Journal of Accountancy. We had a terrific conversation. In anticipation of my upcoming speaking engagement at this year’s conference they have posted two portions of the interview. My thanks to them as they made me […]

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On Supply-side Economics

This post began as a reply to a Facebook comment which excoriated “supply-side economics.” I took my reply and expanded it a bit for this post. Supply-side econmics has been much miligned by pudits and popes as being about tax cuts and trickle down. However, it is the opponents of supply theory that have tagged […]

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On the Patriot Fans, Deflategate and Cheating

First of all, I have absolutely no doubt that, had steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs existed during Babe Ruth’s career, Babe Ruth would not only have used them, he would have used more of them than Barry Bonds. I don’t understand how anyone can be confused about this. The central theme of Babe Ruth’s life, […]

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My latest interview on value project management and pricing

I’m excited to share with you a recent interview I did with the Growing Your Firm Podcast with David Cristello.  This interview is filled with actionable insights on:  The trap of focusing on effort over duration How to implement value pricing and management for your clients And even why I prefer the term “customers” over “clients” You can listen to the entire interview (for free!) here: http://jetpackworkflow.com/value-billing-ed-kless-verasage/

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On public versus private sector receipts

Yesterday, I went to the United States Post Office location here in my hometown of Allen, Texas. I needed to send a package to a friend in Petaluma, California. Upon arrival, I noticed a self service kiosk, so I decided to give it a try. The first step was to “Touch the screen to begin.” […]

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The Funny Thing About North Korea…

…is that there is really nothing funny about North Korea. I used to think there was, but earlier this summer I read this book, Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, and it changed my perspective. They are not funny, they are brutal and ruthless. If I bought into the “we need to protect […]

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On “trickle-down economics”

“Trickle-down economics” is not a real theory. It is a slur of sorts used by those who dislike the theory of supply-side economics. In fact, the phrase “voo-doo economics” was employed first by George Bush, Sr. (and immortalized in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by Ben Stein) when campaigning against Ronald Reagan in 1980. The reality is […]

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Creating a new future – Podcasts

This year at Sage Summit, I served as the emcee for a session entitled Creating a new future: Partnering in the age of the cloud. We assembled a great guest list of Sage Partners and team members. In addition, we recorded the session and the podcasts for each are available by clicking the links below. […]

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