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My Sage Summit 2015 Sessions

Sorry I am a bit late with this, but I have had a few requests for me to do this post even at this late date. Here are the sessions I will presenting at Sage Summit 2015: SageCity Live: Increasing user adoption – Tuesday, July 28th, 11:45am – 12:30pm – SageCity Live This will be […]

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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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Episode #1 of The Soul of Enterprise is LIVE!

The first ever episode of my weekly radio show with Ron Baker is now available in the archives of VoiceAmerica. For more details here is a link to the show notes.

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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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On a Complete Waste of Time

At Sage Summit 2013 I will be delivering a session entitled A Complete Waste of Time. Here is a video explaining the premise. If you are interested in having one of your customers request and/or objections being featured during the session, please submit them to me via email or post in the comments below.

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Lesson from the Salon

I have often spoken about the parallels between software implementation consultants and salon owners. For example, both revenue models have about 50 percent coming from the sale of product (including renewals for software) and about 50 percent coming from service provided. This morning, this “Suggested post” was in my Facebook stream: Notice that it mentions […]

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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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A Post On, Egads, Effort

Regular readers of this space will know I am not a fan of the cult of efficiency that enraptures most businesses today. In my project management classes I stress that duration is the more important metric both the the professional and the customer. That said, I would like to update the idea of comparative advantage […]

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On Chunking

For those of you who struggle with ensuring that delegated tasks are completed on time, I have some good news for you. New work by some behavioral economists has shed some light on this difficult situation. Most of us are familiar with the psychological concept of chunking in large part because of a famous paper […]

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