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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September 25, 2020 55 min
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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Ron and Ed welcome professional comedian and CPA, John Garrett to the show to talk about John's new book based on his podcast of the same name - What's Your And? John is a catalyst for corporate culture change. He’s on a mission to help teams break down barriers, foster unity, and strengthen bonds.
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September 11, 2020 55 min
“Sane leadership is the unshakeable faith in people’s capacity to be generous, creative and kind. It is the commitment to create the conditions for these capacities to blossom, protected from the external environment. So writes this week's Guest Margaret Wheatley in her 2017 book, Who Do We Choose to Be? Ron and Ed are delighted to welcome Margaret to our show this week. We will explore her work from Leadership and the New Sci...
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September 4, 2020 55 min
Ron and Ed are fired up to welcome Reason Magazine science editor, Ronald Bailey to the show. Ronald is the co-author with Marion Tupy (Episode 304) of the just-released book Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know (and many others you will find interesting). Bailey is also the author of the book The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century (July 2015) and Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific...
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August 28, 2020 56 min
Ron and Ed are pleased to welcome Aaron Harris, Global CTO of Sage. Aaron is responsible for Sage’s technology and product vision. Aaron is hands-on leading investments in AI/ML, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to transform the way people think and work.
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August 21, 2020 56 min
Is your company distinguished by a set of unique services and capabilities? Do you focus on what you do best and form strategic alliances for the rest? Do you have a clear set of criteria for identifying prospective customers based on your positioning? Do your people have a clear understanding of your positioning strategy? Does your positioning strategy provide differentiated value in the eyes of the customer? Does it allow you to ...
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August 14, 2020 55 min
As many of our fans know, if George Gilder thinks something is brilliant, we are intrigued. During our last interview with him he mentioned Dr. Marian Tupy's work on The Simon Project, an attempt to understand the growth of wealth in terms of the amount of labor it takes to obtain a certain commodity, product, or service. Doing this allows us to examine the real growth that has taken place. Ron and Ed are pleased to welcome t...
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Join Ed and Ron to discuss a question from Byron: I’ve heard you refer to subscription pricing as VP 2.0 on several occasions. I’ve also heard you indicate a shift from pricing the customer to pricing the portfolio. It just strikes me that the more we deliver a similar service, the more that price should be consistent across customers. Maybe that is what you are getting at when you talk about pricing the portfolio on a subscription...
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Join Ed and Ron as they interview Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question and The Book of Beautiful Questions. Warren defines himself as a questionologist. To him, any question that causes people to shift their thinking is a beautiful one. They steer you in the right direction at critical moments when you’re trying to decide on something; create something; connect with other people; and be a good and effective leader.
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Are we getting closer to herd immunity? Will there be an effective COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year? Will schools reopen? Will there be another expansion of government subsidies? As COVID cases increase, will more states lockdown again? Join Ed and Ron for all these questions and more, on our update on the COVID-19 economy.
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Join us as we celebrate the 300th episode of The Soul of Enterprise. Ron and Ed will have the tables turned on them and will be interviewed by Matthew Burgess, a previous Guest on the show. Matthew has promised some fun conversation and insights into the workings of the show. A BIG THANK YOU to YOU, our audience, who has made this all possible.
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Ed and Ron are thrilled to bring back Howard Hansen, coauthor of the groundbreaking book Healing Leadership - A Survival Guide for the Enlightened Leader. Here is a brief summary of what Healing Leadership is all about: We see leadership as primarily an emotional process, rather than a strategic one. It is about courage and being oneself, rather than strategies and techniques to change someone. It is being the one who says what ...
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June 26, 2020 56 min
In his previous appearances, Dr. Paul has shared his experiences with subscription based pricing and COVID-19. In this episode, we will spend the balance of our time talking about his new book, Startup DPC: How To Start And Grow Your Direct Primary Care Practice. From the Foreword: We all know that our current healthcare system is broken, especially for primary care doctors and their patients. Primary care physicians have to see ...
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We will know the blockchain has really made it when we stop talking about blockchain. So said Ron Quaranta, founder of the Wall Street Block Chain Alliance, during his last appearance on The Soul of Enterprise. This time Ron joins Sean Stein Smith, professor at Lehman College, to share their insights in to the latest news and use cases of the blockchain. Of course, we'll toss in some conversation about BitCoin since it is the m...
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Ed and Ron are pleased to interview Jody Grunden, CEO and Co-Founder of Summit CPA. The firm adopted subscription pricing and we are eager to learn how he grew the firm from $600,000 in revenue in 2004 to $7,000,000 today. You don’t want to miss this episode!
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Evolutionary biologists have proven that the more adapted you are in your existing environment, the less able you are to adapt to environmental changes. We blindly cling to “that is the way we have always done it” in defiance of the evidence that this way is no longer relevant to success. This is the history of business. New ideas, inventions, and business models from the tinkerer in the garage change the world, while rendering obs...
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One of the epigraphs in Adam Thierer’s book is an old Chinese saying: “The higher-ups have measures. Those lower down have countermeasures.” Join Ed and Ron for a fascinating look at a new breed of entrepreneurs, Evasive Entrepreneurs, the title of Adam Thierer’s latest book. Evasive entrepreneurs, those innovators who don’t always conform to social or legal norms, are using new technological capabilities to circumvent traditional ...
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We are honored to welcome back Professor Deirdre McCloskey to discuss her work. No other body of work has had such a profound influence on our worldviews, especially with respect to how what she calls the Great Enrichment came about. Her latest scholarly book Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, was the final volume of the Bourgeois Era trilogy. It argues for an “ideational” explanation of...
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May 15, 2020 55 min
Ron and Ed welcome author Connor Boyack to the show. Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a free-market think tank in Utah. He is the author of over a dozen books on politics, education, and culture, along with hundreds of columns and articles championing individual liberty. He is also president of The Association for Teaching Kids Economics, a national non-profit helping K-8 students learn free-market ideas. A Califo...
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Ed and Ron welcome back, for the second time, Adam Davidson, a staff writer for The New Yorker since 2016. We will be discussing his latest book: The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century. Adam first appeared back in January 2015, Episode #26.
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