Archive | June, 2011

Listen to Let’s Get Real for Free

Hit tip to my friend and Sage partner Amjad Khan from AIM Insight. As many of you know, I have been a huge fan of Mahan Khalsa’s Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play for almost a decade now. Thanks to what must be a system glitch, you can buy the audio book of Let’s […]

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

It has long been my belief that most (not all) politicians enter the fray because they genuinely want to help improve the condition of their fellow man. In the past year and a half I have met dozens, perhaps hundreds of politicians and none have struck me as having truly evil intentions. Now, do some […]

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My TSA Protest

As many of you know, I am an American Airlines Platinum level frequent flyer. As such, I am very familiar with TSA policies and procedures from a gropee passenger perspective. Honestly, it saddens me every time I have to go through security. As a former New Yorker that lived just outside of Manhattan in September […]

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Live Twitter Feed at Summit 2011

I have just learned about a cool technology that we (Sage) will have two 60” plasma monitors running a live Twitter feed of all the Sage Summit 2011 tweets. The screens will look something like this: Very cool!

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On Hauser’s Law and Soaking the Rich

Whenever the subject of the deficit comes up, many well-intentioned people make the suggestion that we should repeal all or some of the Bush tax cuts and that this will go a long way to at least beginning to fix the problem. Often times this graph (or one like it) is used in support of […]

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ET HORA LIBELLUM DELENDA EST!

In ancient Rome, during the Punic Wars, Cato the Elder is said to have ended every speech he delivered before the Roman Senate with the phrase, “ET CARTHAGO DELENDA EST” (and Carthage must be destroyed!). He did this without regard to the subject of his speech. It is in this spirit that I will begin […]

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Firm of the Future Symposium

On August 9-10 in San Francisco, Ron Baker and I will once again be presenting our Firm of the Future Symposium sponsored by Sage North America. This symposium will be dedicated to the possibility that a professional organization can be run more effectively when it becomes a knowledge firm rather than a service firm. Creating […]

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Sage Summit 2011 Smart Phone App is Coming

How you organize your time at Sage Summit 2011 can be difficult. Not only are there many sessions and speakers that you want to hear (including yours truly), other attendees to connect with but also exhibitors to visit. You can do all this and more with the new Sage Summit 2011 Smart Phone and Laptop […]

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With New Employees It Is Easier to Put in Good Habits than to Change Bad Ones

Once your employee has learned a bad behavior, changing it will take considerably more time than would have been required to put in a good one. I am sure someone will have the answer to why it happens, but all too often a employee will learn a bad behavior in a split second that can […]

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An Economic Theory of Everything

One of my all time favorite TEDTalks is by Rory Sutherland, a principal at the advertising firm Ogilvy. His brilliant analysis was on display again at Zeitgeist 2011.   The lessons here are many, but for me key learning is the link between Austrian and Behavioral economics: All value is subjective, AND… All prices are […]

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