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Sage Thought Leadership Podcast

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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.


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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.








Thought Leader - Dale Garabedian on how an accounting firm can be a ROWE™

Dale Garabedian founded The Garabedian Group, Inc. in 2009 after being the managing partner of Abaci & Garabedian, CPAs, for 28 years. His role has been to develop and grow the firm from its inception through client acquisition and retention. His areas of expertise include tax compliance, assurance services, outsourced CFO services, financial planning, wealth management, and business advisory services. Dale provides year-round business and taxation advice. He shifts the image of a...


Sage Colleague - Deb Raskob on working with New Sage Partners

Deb Raskob has spent most of her career working in accounting for manufacturing companies, working her way up to Controller. In 2015 a friend suggested she would be a good fit as a Sage X3 Financial Consultant. As there were not a lot of options for growth with her previous employer, she decided to change career paths. For the last five years, she has been working with new and existing Sage X3 customers and now partners to implement and upgrade Sage X3.


TSOE Excerpt - Price Sensitivity and Subscriptions

Ten Factors of Price Sensitivity Thomas Nagle identifies ten factors affecting price sensitivity in their book, The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing. Perceived Substitutes Effect Unique Value Effect Switching Cost Effect Difficult Comparison Effect Price Quality Effect Expenditure Effect End-benefit Effect Shared-cost Effect Fairness Effect Inventory Effect


Thought Leader - Don Schmincke on the effects of disruption

Don Schmincke is an Award-Winning Speaker, Researcher, and Internationally Recognized Leader in Organizational Development. Written books (2 best-sellers) and delivered over 1,700 speeches. Check out Don's current and upcoming micro-courses.


Thought Leader - Chris Mele on the transition in the software industry to the subscription model

Chris Mele is a Managing Partner at Software Pricing Partners. Chris and his team help B2B software companies develop innovative pricing strategies that delight customers (and frustrate competitors) while minimizing risk at every stage of the pricing process. This singular focus has inspired the most advanced monetization methodology in the B2B software industry and delivers top-line growth, better profitability, and higher valuations.


TSOE Excerpt - Charles Cooke on the importance of weirdos

Charles Cooke is the senior writer for National Review. A graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied modern history and politics, Charles is a frequent guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and has broadcast for the BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Business. He immigrated to the United States in 2011 and became an American citizen in 2018.


ROWE™ Series - Greg Watt on how the 2008 financial crisis led him to become a ROWE

Greg Watt is President & Chief Executive Officer of WATT Global Media where he directs the company’s strategic vision, corporate culture initiatives, revenue growth, and acquisition selection/integration. Greg is the fourth generation to lead the company which was founded in 1917 by James W. Watt his great-grandfather. Corporate offices are in Rockford, Illinois with employees and partners across the United States, England, China, Spain, Greece, and the Netherlands. The global WATT media...


Sage CRM Podcast Series - A session with Ethosystems - Episode 3

Across three episodes, Jeff Richards and David Beard from the Sage CRM team talk with Amanda Markham, CRM Director for Ethosystems who specialize in delivering CRM and accounting solutions into the construction and related industries. In this episode, Amanda dives deeper into how she makes CRM & back-office tools to talk together & the value this brings to the contractors, in whatever industry they work in and rounds up the whole story on bringing efficiency and data capture improvements...


Thought Leader - Warren Shaeffer on sharing audio in a frictionless way

Warren Shaeffer is a 2x company co-founder, a 2x human co-founder, and a 1st generation American. He's currently the CEO and Co-founder of Knowable, a venture-backed audio platform whose mission is to unlock billions of hours of learning time in order to help more people achieve their potential. He started Knowable to solve his own problem: he wanted to learn new skills, but couldn't find the time for video courses.


Thought Leader - Dr. Sean Stein-Smith on May 2021 BitCoin Craziness

Dr. Stein Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Business and Economics department. Before transitioning to academia full time, beginning with his appointment to a faculty position at Rutgers University, he worked in several corporate financial planning and accounting roles in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Dr. Stein Smith is actively engaged in the accounting community, having been awarded the NJCPA 30 under 30 in 2015, the Institute of Management Accountants Young Professional...


ROWE™ Series - Jody Thompson on ROWE and the return to "normal"

Jody Thompson is a world-recognized future workplace expert and change-maker who has been featured on the covers of BusinessWeek, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine, as well as in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, and on Good Morning America, CNBC, MSNBC and CNN. Since 2003, Jody and her team are leading the effort to permanently change the way work gets done. They are at the forefront of workplace reinvention across the globe in multiple...


Sage Partner - Craig O'Neill on the macro change coming in business

Craig O’Neill was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Versapay Corporation in 2013. He has more than 22 years of experience delivering enterprise software. His background includes management of large development groups, designing and building foundational components of corporate system architectures and applications, overseeing enterprise CRM implementations, and driving strategic business initiatives. Craig holds a degree from the University of Toronto in Computer...


ROWE™ Series - Brian Goldberg on why without ROWE™ managing sucks

Brian Goldberg enjoys helping Polen Capital provide financial security and peace of mind for its many clients. As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the Boca Raton, Florida-based investment management firm, Brian is responsible for leading the organization’s Legal and Compliance team and making sure that all activities of the company meet or exceed legal and regulatory standards. Brian returned home to South Florida to join Polen Capital in 2014, following his time as an...


Sage Partner - Aaron Johnson on the importance of having great service as well as great software

Aaron Johnson is the CEO and President of APS, a leading payroll and HR technology organization. Aaron leads the company’s overall operations, setting the tone, vision, and culture of APS. Aaron prefers a hands-on leadership style, working closely with all departments to ensure the company is providing exceptional technology and services to its clients. Aaron received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and went on to earn his Master of Business Administration...


Sage Partner - Joni Girardi on helping customers make better decisions

Joni Girardi is the Founder & CEO of DataSelf which helps organizations use big data and analytics to gain and sustain a competitive edge. He is passionate about how our lizard brains handle technology and business. He works at the point where analytics, cognitive science, human behavior, and business all come together.


Sage Partner - James Hanson on rebuilding budgets during the pandemic

James Hanson is the VP of Business Development for Prophix. James has over 20 years of experience in business development in the B2B & B2C technology market and worked across virtually every IT sector from major technology brands like IBM and Microsoft to emerging software start-ups. James has run businesses, set up businesses, and been part of the senior executive team that successfully led the acquisition of a UK software business by a large North American organization. In his role at...


TSOE Excerpt - Patrick Reasonover - They Say It Can't Be Done

Patrick Reasonover is the lead Producer on They Say It Can’t be Done. He previously produced the award-winning feature-length documentary Of Dogs and Men. He is co-creator and producer on an animated comedy web series based on the NY Times bestselling book series, “The Politically Incorrect Guides,” also to be released Fall 2020. Through his work with corporate partners, Patrick has produced more than 300 animated, documentary, virtual reality, and narrative projects. He holds a B.A. from...


Thought Leader - David Nour on his new book Curve Benders

David Nour - A senior leadership/board advisor, educator, executive coach, and bestselling author, David is internationally recognized as the leading expert on applications of strategic relationships in profitable growth, sustained innovation, and lasting change. The author of eleven books, including bestsellers Relationship Economics® and Co-Create, as well as the forthcoming Curve Benders, Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global clients and coaches corporate leaders. He is an adjunct...


Sage Partner - Tory Brunker on the changing B2B business models

Tory Brunker is the Director of Product Marketing for Commerce at Adobe. Her focus is on the development of memorable commerce experiences across all customer touchpoints for B2B and B2C organizations using Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento. Tory previously held marketing and eCommerce leadership roles at Dell and Office Depot where she was utilized B2B digital channels and online lead generation to drive 350 percent year-over-year customer acquisition. Outside of work, you can find Tory at...


Sage Colleague - Casey J. Ashley on being a dynamic coacher and the Future Business Leaders of Sage

Casey J. Ashley joined the Sage family in March 2018. He currently serves as an Inside Sales Manager in North America for the Specialized Small Group portfolio, with products supporting both Small & Medium Segments. Prior to that, he worked in the FinTech & MarTech industries. He is an inspirational leader to the core. He believes that by focusing on people and creating a culture-centric approach it allows him to maximize the success of everyone. This approach ultimately drives the results...