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A Story about My Grandfather

My grandfather had an expression he used to use on occasions such as a beautiful early Fall evening. “I wonder what the poor people are doing?” Now this might strike you as odd, extraordinarily glib, or even downright insulting. It was not. It was actually meant as a reminder to take pleasure in the wonder […]

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TGO Consulting Joins Ed’s List

I am thrilled to announce another addition to the tongue-in-cheek-eponymous Ed’s List – TGO Consulting. I have had the honor of knowing the principals Tracy, George, and Orgad for almost 20 years. We were all Great Plains Software partners back in the day. TGO Consulting is the largest organization in the information technology consulting business […]

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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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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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My Summit Recap

Many thanks to the entire events team at Sage for their terrific work on Sage Summit 2012. Here are two of the highlights  with which I was involved: My Interview as a Sage City Mayor A Conversation at the President Circle Recognition Dinner

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To Pre or Not to Pre

Fact #1 – I travel a lot for work. In the next five weeks it is unlikely that I will spend ten nights at home with my beautiful wife and kids. This is not meant as a plea, but only to emphasize the first sentence of this post. Fact #2 – I am also a […]

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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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New Sage Summit Headliner Announced

Jake Owen! OK, I’ll admit I did not know who he was until I read the announcement, but that says far more about me than the Events Team at Sage who picked him. For those of you who were like me, here is a little preview of what you can expect to hear. Pretty dang […]

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Too Many Notes

VeraSage Founder, Ron Baker has often used Snow White and Seven Dwarfs to illustrate the problem of applying efficiency to knowledge work. “A LEAN six sigma guru would have advised Walt Disney to make Snow White and the Three Dwarfs as it would have improved efficiency by over 50 percent,” he intones. Recently I was […]

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Hey, I’ll Take It (a victory for on premises)

In July, I wrote a post for this blog decrying the use of the phrase “on premise” to describe traditional software that is deployed at the customer’s location. I posited that this should rightly be referred to as “on premises” with the final s in tact. Late yesterday, there is news of a victory of […]

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