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 1 PM Pacific Time, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 55 min
Ron and Ed welcome to the show the author of Ed's favorite book of 2019 The Case Against Reality, Professor Donald D Hoffman. (Or do they.) Donald is a cognitive psychologist and popular science author. (Or is he.) He is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with joint appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and the S...
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February 19, 2021 55 min
Ron and Ed welcome author, columnist, and TV personality, Gene Marks to the show. Gene Marks appears regularly on MSNBC and Fox News as well as The John Batchelor Show and SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Channel where he talks about the financial, economic, and technology issues that affect business leaders today.
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February 12, 2021 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome the author of The Automatic Customer, John Warillow. John's work has been a staple of the presentations that Ron and Ed have given on subscription-based pricing since the beginning. His nine models for subscription businesses lay the foundation for almost all subscriptions you will encounter. Join us for what promises to be an enlightening conversation.
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February 5, 2021 55 min
An annual favorite, Ron and Ed will talk about the best books they each read in 2020. Sometimes there is overlap, other times none. What will it be this year! If you have any guesses let us know on social media at @asktsoe on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/asktsoe on Facebook.
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January 29, 2021 57 min
Ron and Ed are honored to welcome Virginia Postrel, author of The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World. Virginia is also a columnist and speaker whose work spans a broad range of topics, from social science to fashion, concentrating on the intersection of culture, commerce, and technology. Writing in Vanity Fair, Sam Tanenhaus described her as a master D.J. who sequences the latest riffs from the hard sciences, the s...
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January 22, 2021 56 min
Ron and Ed are pleased to welcome to the show, Anne Janzer, the author of Subscription Marketing, and four other books on writing. In addition to being an award-winning author, Anne is an armchair cognitive science geek, nonfiction author coach, marketing practitioner, and blogger. She’s on a mission to help people spread important ideas through writing.
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January 15, 2021 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome economist Art Carden, co-author of Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, with three-time Guest Deirdre McCloskey to the show. He is a Professor of Economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research, a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics,...
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January 8, 2021 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome fellow with National Review Institute and National Review’s roving correspondent, Kevin writes “The Tuesday,” a weekly newsletter. His latest book, Big White Ghetto: Stone Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid, and High on Rage in the Dank Wooly Wilds of the ‘Real America,’ was published in October.
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December 18, 2020 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome back to the show, Dr. Mary Ruwart. Her book Death by Regulation demonstrates the futility of the US FDA and was prescient with regard to the bureaucratic delays we have seen with the vaccine for COVID-19. We will explore this topic and more with her.
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December 11, 2020 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome Peter Robinson, host of the Hoover Institution's show Uncommon Knowledge. This show is among Ron and Ed's top listens, but it is Peter's own work about which we want to talk with him. Most famously, he authored the speech given by Ronald Reagan where he implored, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Peter is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life (Regan Books, 2003); It'...
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December 4, 2020 54 min
This week Ron and Ed welcome Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of The Forever Transaction. We will be talking about, of course, SUBSCRIPTION! Robbie's customers include Netflix, the National Restaurant Association, and The Mail Newspapers in the UK, as well as dozens of Silicon Valley SaaS and consumer subscription companies.
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Ron and Ed are thrilled to have one of their favorite Guests back on the show, Fr. Robert Sirico of The Acton Institute. He along with Rabbi Lapin inspired the name of our show. Among the topic we hope to discuss are an update on the situation in Hong Kong especially Jimmy Lai, The Economy of Francesco, and the new papal encyclical Fratelli Tutti.
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November 13, 2020 56 min
After the plethora of interviews these past few months, Ron and Ed return to their examination of the subscription economy. They will look at new subscription offerings they have collected including some in professional firms as well as the overall state of subscriptions in the face of C-19. If you have anything to contribute, we would love to hear from you at asktsoe@verasage.com.
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November 6, 2020 56 min
Ron and Ed could not have picked a better Guest for this week’s show. Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and a book fellow of the National Review Institute. He writes about a variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, and the arts. He is a music critic for The New Criterion. For the National Review website, he writes a column called “Impromptus.” With Mona Charen, he hosts the Need to Know podcast, ...
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October 30, 2020 56 min
Ron and Ed welcome back Dr. Jules Goddard, author of Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense: Why some organizations consistently outperform others (co-authored with Tony Eccles). His brilliant observation that Strategy is the rare and precious skill of staying one step ahead of the need to be efficient, continues to inspire us. We will continue to unpack this statement and more.
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October 23, 2020 55 min
Ron and Ed are delighted to welcome back Mark Koziel, this time in his new capacity as President and CEO at Allinial Global. Mark is a CPA, CGMA in the U.S. with over 20 years of experience in accounting, management, consulting, and advocacy.
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Ron and Ed are honored to be joined this week by one of the foremost management thinkers of our time, Professor Gary Hamel. In Humanocracy, Gary Hamel and his co-author, Michele Zanini make a passionate, data-driven argument for excising bureaucracy and replacing it with something better. Drawing on more than a decade of research and packed with practical examples, Humanocracy lays out a detailed blueprint for creating organization...
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Ron and Ed are honored to interview Rabbi Daniel Lapin for the third (plus) time (our first guest to make an appearance twice). Ron has been a big fan of the Rabbi, listening to his radio show, and reading his books, for over a decade. We will talk about the business wisdom contained in the Hebrew Bible.
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Ron and Ed are thrilled to welcome back to the show Michael Munger. In his most recent book, “Is Capitalism Sustainable?” he explains the benefits, and in fact the necessity, of capitalism in organizing human cooperation at scale, and urges the consideration of some problems inherent in capitalism.
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Five years ago, Ron and Ed broadcast the show live during the Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada Conference (then known as IPBC). This year, the 'Rona cause the conference to go virtual. As a result, Ed and Ron will do their first-ever virtual conference appearance. Join us as we engage in conversation with this auspicious group of brilliant bookkeepers.
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