Something Ralph Kiner Taught Me

Had he not passed away last month, today would have been the first game of the season where Ralph Kiner would have joined Gary Thorne and Ron Darling in the broadcast booth at CitiField in Flushing. To honor his memory I share with you the following poem he taught me: Baseball’s Sad Lexicon These are […]
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Who Are Your Heroes?

At the Academy Awards, Matthew McConaughey gave the most talked about speech of the evening upon receiving the Oscar for Best Actor of the year. The speech begins about 45 seconds in. Matthew McConaughey – Acceptance Speech… At about 2:40 in, McConaughey answers my favorite interview question. In fact, if I could only ask a candidate […]
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Conversation with Tom Hood

As part of my job, I had the opportunity to interview Tom Hood, CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, the most progressive CPA state association. We talk about his journey to becoming the CEO of the association and the IS and the OUGHT of the accounting profession. Enjoy!
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About Some Webcasts

Over the next few months I will be delivering some webcasts that are aimed mostly at accountants. However, most of the material is applicable to all knowledge workers and professionals. The webcast belong to one of two series: Tax Free Tuesdays and $5 Fridays. As you might guess the Tuesdays sessions are free, while the […]
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Putting the MOASQ to work

A while back I wrote a post about what I call the MOASQ or Mother of All Strategic Questions in which I opined that the central focus of any strategy should be about creating customer value, not about generating revenue. Last week I was working in a consulting role with an organization that shares some space […]
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On Net Neutrality

Because of a recent court decision, net neutrality has been the topic of conversation on a few of the pages I follow. My position is that the problem is in the defining of “net neutrality.” While words often have their meanings transformed over time (“liberal” as an example), the phrase “net neutrality” is one that […]
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Comment on The Value of Timesheets by PM Hut

In a post entitled The Value of Timesheets, PM Hut offers this, “The data being tracked by timesheets is used in several areas: for project costing/estimating future phases or projects; for the purpose of time management; and most importantly, for billing and payroll.” My comment in full: Using timesheets to measure doneness of your project […]
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New Addition to Ed’s List – SmartBridge Partners

I am honored to announce SmartBridge Partners as the newest addition to Ed’s List. I received the following email from Jerry Norman: Ed, We’ve had success with our KTA’s in the past 2 months. Actually, more than I’d expected. We’ve been doing projects only with fixed-price agreements for a couple years. The odd support was […]
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The Boss for a Day: Another reason to love my job

In July I had the honor and privilege to deliver 14 sessions at the  customer and partner conference held annually by my company, Sage. In addition to my speaking duties at Sage Summit 2013, I had the opportunity to participate in the third and most likely last performance by an band consisting of Sage business […]
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Sage Thought Leadership Podcast for Partners

Note: For Sage Partners Only. At Sage Summit 2013, we announced a new partner program – The Weekly Sage Partner Podcast. This podcast will spotlight one Sage partner each week. I will conduct the interview with you and ask you to share how you have solved a particularly difficult customer problem as well as something […]
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