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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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I just finished a terrific session of the Sage Consulting Academy in Vancouver today. While I always find teaching this class invigorating, this session was notable for a few reasons. First, the majority of folks who were attending were originally there under, errr, duress. In other words, they needed to maintain their certification. While it […]