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 rate, he has had to become a short story teller of Dickensian proportion. Here is what he come up with to justify a 1.75 hour engagement.
“Painstakingly, adjusted the linkage…” I love it!
Last month, Ron Baker and I delivered a Firm of the Future Symposium to 40 members of the THRIVEal+CPA Network.
On the evening of Day One, Ron and I were honored to be guests on the first-ever live THRIVEcast.
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Yesterday, I delivered a four-hour session on the Firm of the Future for IT industry media and analysts at the behest of Melody Chalaban on Sage North America’s media relations team. I want first to thank her for the opportunity and organization of the event.
Second, I want to thank Sage Partners and Firms of the Future, John Shaver from Aries Technology Group, creators of Bob’s Barbecue, Keith Greeno of Asyma Systems, and Peter Wolf from Azamba Consulting. (As you can see I am through the A’s with regard to flipping firms.) These three gentleman did an outstanding job of explaining how they have implemented the ideas that I only speak (some might say blather on) about.
Third, a shout out to Ron Baker whose books The Firm of the Future and Implementing Value Pricing are the basis for this material.
For your viewing pleasure here are the slides and for your listening pleasure a link to audio from the second half of the of the call. Unfortunately, the dog (i.e., my Windows PC) ate the first half of the audio.
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