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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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My Interview of Peter Wolf of Azamba

I am pleased to present the second (of what I hope will be many) interviews with professionals who are on Ed’s List. Once again, these are firms that offer only fixed price agreements, have eliminated timesheets for all professionals, and offer a service guarantee. This interview is with Peter Wolf of Azamba Consulting whose purpose […]
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On the inanity of Elizabeth Warren’s now famous quote

Sorry my progressive friends, but Warren’s quote is nonsense. It ignores the most basic principle of a freer (not free) market – that wealth is generated on both sides of the vast overwhelming majority of transactions. Her quote implies a zero-sum thinking about the economy. It is false and I believe dangerous. It implies that […]
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Adieu Simply Partnership

On Saturday, September 24, my friend and and former Sage colleague of mine, Rob Johnson, delivered the closing luncheon keynote at the last Simply Partnership Conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Jennifer Warawa, the newly minted vice president of partner programs and channel sales for Sage Small Business Solutions, and her team, in […]
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Today Is Value-Pricing Sunday

OK, not exactly, but if there were such a designation, today would be the day. This is the Gospel read in all Roman Catholic Churches throughout the world. Matthew 20 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning […]
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