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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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Sage Customer Visit – Music in Motion

Earlier this week I had a chance to sit down with Amy Stewart, COO of Music in Motion. Music in Motion offers over 5000 music, movement and dance education resources and music-related gifts for all ages – books & CDs, DVDs, software, games, posters, awards, classroom and ethnic instruments, incentives, gifts, teaching aids, and costume […]

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My Interview with Sage Customer Ring City

Today, I had the honor of speaking with Tom Fun, the owner and operator of Ring City. Ring City is a importer/exporter of fashion jewelry and has been producing the finest quality fashion jewelry since 1982. Recently, the have begun to broaden their customer base by diversifying into a specialized retail market – charitable fund raising. […]

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On Imitation

Yesterday, my brother Rich and I had a Skype conversation during which were talking about imitating star performances. He then told me this great story. “In 1998, Nathan Lane played the Cowardly Lion in a concert adaptation of the Wizard of Oz. “A women came up to him after the performance and snidely said, 'What […]

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Firm of the Future at DFW

Attention my fellow Dallasites and Fort Worthians. Ron Baker and I are delivering our famous (well, in our minds anyway) Firm of the Future Symposium at the Hilton DFW Lakes hotel on February 12 and 13. This class is for all professionals: accountants, lawyers, IT consultants, architects, engineers, advertising agencies, we have even had a […]

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JCC Consulting Group Added to Ed’s List

Congratulations to Juan Castro and his team at JCC Consulting Group on their addition to Ed’s List. Firms on the list are IT (information technology) related professional knowledge firms. To be on this list the firm must: Offer only fixed price agreements and not bill by the time unit. Have eliminated timesheets for all professionals. Offer […]

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My “Why” – Latest Edition

Two years ago, I posted twice about my Why statement. (See those posted here and here for further explanation.) Since I am convinced that one’s Why is a ever emerging concept, I thought it would be appropriate to share my latest Why, which is: I believe that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. I help […]

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Plumbing Prose

I recently retweeted a post about Al the Plumber who is clearly a Firm of the Future. Early this week I received an email from Kirsten Austin of DCSC Inc. about an experience that she recently had with a plumber who decidedly is not a Firm of the Future. In order to justify his hourly […]

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For First Time Sage Summit Attendees

Do you have any customers who are planning on attending Summit for the first time? If you do you need to send this video out to them. In it they will hear from Danielle Cote, VP of event marketing for Sage North America. She will provide them some pointers and guidance.

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