The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy

The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy

The Soul of Enterprise is designed to champion the insight that wealth is created by intellectual capital, a product of the inexhaustible human spirit. Wealth is above all an accumulation of possibilities. These possibilities lie hidden in the womb of the future, waiting to be discovered by human imagination, ingenuity, and creativity, manifested in free enterprises dedicated to the service of others. Tune in to The Soul of Enterprise, with Ron Baker and Ed Kless, broadcast live every Friday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel and 1 PM Pacific Time, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

Episodes

December 2, 2022 55 min
Ron and Ed are honored to welcome Gale L. Pooley to The Soul of the Enterprise to discuss his 2022 book, co-authored with Marian L. Tupy, Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet. We interviewed Marian Tupy on the book back on September 23, 2022 (Episode #409). This is a groundbreaking book, a new way to measure standards of living, economic dynamism, innova...
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On Black Friday, the biggest Holiday shopping day of the year, Ed and I thought it would be fun to review the book, Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays, by Joel Waldfogel, published in 2009. Waldfogel estimates that giving gifts nobody wants is a deadweight loss to the economy to the tune of approximately $12 Billion, mostly on credit cards. Money we don’t have to buy things people don’t want. As he write...
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November 18, 2022 55 min
Waaay back in Episode 22, Ron and Ed detailed the ideas behind Joel Waldfogel's book, Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays. Waldfogel makes the case that the deadweight loss to the economy from gift giving, in 2007, totaled $12 billion, out of approximately $66.5 Billion spent (about 12%) and that we should all give cash rather than presents. In this episode, we will speak with Professor Tony Gill ab...
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November 11, 2022 55 min
Ron and Ed welcome to the show James Geraghty. As a biotechnology executive, Jim has been a passionate participant in the orphan drug revolution since its inception. We will talk about his book, Inside the Orphan Drug Revolution, The Promise of Patient-Centered Biotechnology, which is in part a history, with eye-witness accounts of advances as they occurred and portraits of the pioneering scientists and physicians, tireless activis...
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November 4, 2022 56 min
George Gilder was unable to make it. So instead it’s a Stack of Stuff. Despite the weekly bonus episodes in which Ron and Ed go through their stack, things can build up over time. What better way to talk through the Twitter ownership change and how morticians are putting the fun in funerals?
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October 28, 2022 55 min
Ron and Ed welcome to the show one of the co-authors of the new book Taxes Have Consequences. Ever since 1913, when the United States first imposed the income tax via constitutional amendment, the top rate of that tax has determined the fate of the American economy. When the top rate has been high, as in the late 1910s, the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1970s, the response of those with money and capital has been to curtail real economi...
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October 21, 2022 56 min
Ed and Ron welcome back Dr. Reginald Lee for the 6th time! Join us for a free-wheeling discussion on a variety of topics.
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Join Ed and Ron for a discussion with John Farrell, author of The Clock and the Camshaft: And Other Medieval Inventions We Still Can’t Live Without.
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October 7, 2022 56 min
Current low rates of unemployment, touted by pundits and politicians, are grievously misleading. The truth is that fewer prime-age American men are looking for readily available work than at any previous juncture in our history. Ron and Ed will talk with Nicholas Eberstadt, author of Men Without Work: Post-Pandemic Edition. In addition to the book, they will talk about Nicholas's other area of expertise, North Korea.
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September 30, 2022 55 min
Ron and Ed are thrilled to welcome David Leary, co-host of The Cloud Accounting Podcast to this week's episode to talk about various and sundry issues facing the accounting profession. We will include a conversation (read diatribe) about LEAN Six-sigma and how it ruins companies. For full show notes visit: http://thesoulofenterprise.com/410
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September 23, 2022 57 min
Even the most casual listener of the show will know that Ed and Ron rail on the billable hour as modern day Marxist thinking. Time is money! defenders of the billable hour declare. No, no, no. In his recent book, Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet, this week's Guest, Marion Tupy offers the idea that while time is not money, however, MONEY IS TIME....
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September 16, 2022 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome the CATO Institute's director of economics and trade policy studies, Scott Lincicome. Scott writes on international and domestic economic issues, including international trade; subsidies and industrial policy; manufacturing and global supply chains; and economic dynamism. For show notes, visit http://thesoulofenterprise.com/408
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September 9, 2022 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome to the show Brett Haralson, director of community at our sponsor Melio. Brett has robust experience as a strategic leader focused on community strategy, and has been integral to influencing business growth while focusing on program development and management. Join us as he shares his thoughts on community (and maybe even talk a little BitCoin.) For show notes visit - http://thesoulofenterprise.com/407
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September 2, 2022 55 min
Ron and Ed welcome Reza Hooda a chartered accountant in the UK who transformed his firm and subsequently himself. Back in 2008, he acquired a small firm called Walji & Co after he left his position as an accountant at PwC. He wanted to be my own boss as well as make a noticeable impact in some way to the accounting industry. We are excited to hear his story of how he has done just that.
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Ron and Ed welcome Pano Kanelos, a founding trustee of UATX, a nonprofit dedicated to founding a university. It is currently in the process of applying for accreditation of the institution and its programs. The University will be devoted to the unfettered pursuit of truth are the cornerstone of a free and ?ourishing democratic society. For full show notes visit - http://thesoulofenterprise.com/405
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Ed and Ron are honored to have Kevin Smoot on the show, who Ron met at various accounting conferences. After the first time Kevin heard Ron speak, he went back to his firm and completely transformed his business model. Join us as we dive into the details of this transformation, Kevin’s current strategy, and future plans.
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August 12, 2022 55 min
Ron and Ed welcome Andrew Stuttaford to the show this week. Andrew edits National Review's Capital Matters which focuses on financial and economic coverage. We will talk about a wide range of topics including: inflation, energy in Europe in the wake of war, China and Taiwan. If you have any questions you would like us to ask Andrew, please email us at asktsoe@verasage.com, tag us on Twitter at @asktsoe, or plan to cal...
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August 5, 2022 56 min
Over the past few weeks, Ron and Ed have collected a few pricing related items including some listener email and podcasts that raise some interesting questions about value and subscription base pricing. This episode will address all that and more. If you have a question or comment, please share it by email – asktsoe@verasage.com; by tagging us on Twitter – @asktsoe; or even calling in on Friday at 866-472-5790 from 3 PM to ...
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aWLzuC7XMxNiKTlyvIhg Ed and Ron are delighted to welcome back, for the fourth time, Chris “Elroy” Stricklin to discuss his new book, Aiming Higher: A Journey Through Military Aviation Leadership, published earlier this year. What can the military teach us about leadership? A lot. Given the endemic failure of leadership in the business world, in spite of all the focus on the topic, why is excellence in leadership so rare? There’s n...
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Recently, two noted consultants to the professional wrote up a list of their objections to using the subscription model for professional firms. In this episode, Ron and Ed will take these arguments point by point and deliver their refutation of the ideas. Hang on! This one will be a rollicking good time.
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