In four short months, I hope to see all of you in Nashville for Sage Summit 2012. As I have received a few requests asking me for the list of session I am facilitating, I thought I would take the opportunity to post them here.
A Complete Waste of Time
For Sage Consulting Academy Alumni Only
Creating Scope: Tenth Anniversary Edition
Creating Shared Vision
Creating Strategy in a Small Business
In Defense of Business—The Trading Game and the Morality of Free Exchange
The Sage Summit 2012 Partner Appreciation Party will offer live music, games, great food and drink, plus a few surprises. And you won’t want to miss one-of-a-kind performances by talented musicians from across the Sage partner community, who will rock out together at the party!
Here is my response to both the post and the article itself.
If by capitalism he means the system we have in place today. I agree. However, the term for what we have today is not "capitalism" is the true sense. It is "cronyism" or what I call "handicapitalism."
Most truly understood we have a system where the elites in big government and big business have combined to control the resources of production. Including, BTW, the currency itself.
The most accurate term from an economic standpoint is fascism. (Note not NAZISM.) Fascism, from an economic perspective is control of the resources, but not means of production. This latter state is called communism.
Please note I am not a Republican or a Democrat and I am not calling Bush or Obama fascists. I am saying the the policies of the US government have become increasingly fascistic over the year no matter who has been in the White House.
Now that said, what Mr. Schwab is describing as the replacement of this so-called “capitalism” is really just the market responding to the idea of knowledge workers. He calls this idea “talentism,” but is really nothing more than a meritocracy based on knowledge.
Many of you mistakenly think of me as a voracious reader. While I do read about two books a month, compared to my friend Ron Baker who reads two a week, I am a piker. In fact, my reading has fallen off even more since I got my new iPad, because a wealth of other content is now open to me.
During the session I posted yesterday I chatted with Dennis Karus of Software-Link. My intention was to have a conversation about the business model of subscription pricing that they have embraced, and not to just be a commercial for their offering.
For the most part I think I succeeded. However, we did get some questions about their offering and I allowed Dennis to answer which may have undermined the original intent.
That said, I want to state that Sage has many hosting partners who have embraced subscription-based pricing. One such partner is Gary Feldman of I-Business Network. Gary is also an occasional commenter on this blog as well.
On April 4th, Ron Baker and I did a webinar for Sage Partners entitled Subscription Pricing on the Journey to Becoming a Firm of the Future.
If you were unable to attend or would like to review what was shared, you can view a recording of the session. This webcast is part of the new Sage Transformation Journey Webcast Series. In these sessions, myself and other members of the Sage Partner Advantage team present relevant and timely information on how to develop the business practice of selling subscription pricing and improving the customer experience.
Thank you to those of you who attended the April 4 webcast session. If you were unable to attend or would like to review what was shared, you can view a recording of the session.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Firm of the Future, please register for the full two-day Firm of the Future Symposium. The next symposium is being held April 24-25 in Southern California!
In addition to the Irvine dates we also have upcoming Symposia in Vancouver, May 23-24 and Boston July 17-18.