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The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy

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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.

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.

Location:

Tempe, AZ

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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.

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@verasage

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview with Mark Vonnegut

5/20/2022
Ed and Ron are honored to have on the show Dr. Mark Vonnegut to discuss his 2022 book, The Heart of Caring: A Life in Pediatrics. Yes, Mark is the son of Kurt Vonnegut. Join us for what will be a firsthand look at the healthcare system, its impact on children, along with the rest of us.

Duration:00:56:54

LIVE from the Meeting of the Minds 2022

5/13/2022
Ron and Ed are excited to be doing the show live from the 90 Minds annual conference, The Meeting of the Minds in Huntington Beach, CA. The Meeting of The Minds brings a membership of consultants, resellers, and software providers together to celebrate our powerful community. For two days, these consultants will share, listen, learn, and challenge their perceptions. We are thrilled to be a part of all of those things.

Duration:00:45:27

ESG: We Respectfully Dissent

5/6/2022
Join Ed and Ron for a deep dive on the problems with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards, or lack thereof. ESG has replaced the Triple Bottom Line and began to receive global attention due to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) report, and is seen as a means for advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SEC is now proposing regulations that will force public companies to disclose environmental risk factors, at tremendous cost....

Duration:00:50:01

The Problem with CPE with Blake Oliver and Michael Kravshik

4/29/2022
Belying the episode title there is more than one problem with continuing professional education (aka CPE). Ron and Ed will be joined this week by two innovators in the professions Blake Oliver of Earmark and Michael Kravshik of LumiQ to talk about not only the problems, but how they are trying to help solve it. If you have any questions you would like Ron and Ed to ask them, please send us an email at asktsoe@verasage.com.

Duration:00:55:59

Third interview with Dr. Jules Goddard

4/22/2022
Ron and Ed welcome back for the third time Dr. Jules Goddard from London Business School. His new book (with David Giles Lewis and Tamryn Batcheller-Adams) entitled Mavericks guide you through the five characteristics that you can develop to become a maverick leader. From passionate belief, an undeterred attitude, being resourceful, being directional and finally experimenting, these characteristics are the blueprint for you to grow into an iconic and positive change maker. The focus is not...

Duration:00:53:20

Second interview with Chris Edwards of CATO on tax policy

4/15/2022
Back in January with spoke with Chris Edwards about how wealth fuels economic growth. We welcome Chris back to talk about his other area of expertise - US tax policy. Join us on Tax Day (well sort of, it was extended to April 18 this year), for what will be a lively and wide ranging conversation about this topic that effects everyone.

Duration:00:51:45

Social Entrepreneurship Summit: Kimberlee Josephson & Sam Staley

4/8/2022
Two fan favorites from 2021 return to join Ron and Ed in what no doubt will be a spirited conversation about Social Entrepreneurship, Kimberlee Josephson (Episode 360) and Sam Staley (Episode 367). Kimberlee is an Associate Professor of Business, Associate Dean for the Breen Center for Graduate Success at Lebanon Valley College; Sam is the director of the DeVoe Moore Center at Florida State University. Ron and Ed will (mostly) be along for the ride on this one as two of the foremost thinkers...

Duration:00:53:56

Bric-a-brac

4/1/2022
Ron and Ed have had so many Guests in the past few months that certain housekeeping items have gone neglected. In this episode they will rectify that and answer listener email and, of course, talk about subscription stuff. If you have question or comment for them, send that email to asktsoe@verasage.com and they will work it in.

Duration:00:55:33

Interview with Michael Tanner on The Inclusive Economy

3/25/2022
Ron and Ed welcome Michael Tanner of the CATO Institute to engage in a conversation about The Project on Poverty and Inequality in California which builds on Michael's most recent book, The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America’s Poor, a comprehensive look at the ways government contributes to poverty in the United States.

Duration:00:54:52

Second interview with Kevin Williamson

3/18/2022
In his The Tuesday column this week, Kevin Williamson writes, I do wonder what it would take to turn Russia around. I suppose it would start with a Russia that wanted to be turned around, or at least a critical mass of Russians who want that. Ron and Ed will talk with him about Russia and Ukraine as well as his participation in the upcoming NR Institute's Seminar entitled Creating Opportunity: Making the Moral and Practical Case for Free Enterprise.

Duration:00:56:15

On David Maister's book - True Professionalism

3/11/2022
The influence of David Maister's work on professional firms continues to this day despite the fact that he retired in 2009. While Ron and Ed have some problems with his reliance on efficiency and metrics, his book True Professionalism: The Courage to Care about Your People, Your Clients, and Your Career stands out for its insight into what it really means to be a professional. In this episode, we will explore this book and share our thoughts about what Maister did and did not get right.

Duration:00:54:56

Fifth interview with Dr. Reginald Lee - Project Profitability

3/4/2022
Ron and Ed welcome their first five-time Guest to the show, VeraSage Fellow and Professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Dr. Reginald Lee. The conversation will surround his new book, Project Profitability: Ensuring Improvement Projects Achieve Maximum Cash ROI. (Full disclosure: Ed wrote the Foreword.) In Project Profitability, Reginald explains why opportunities are not realized and offers a framework that will guarantee your teams identify projects that align with your strategy,...

Duration:00:54:24

Memorable Mentors: P.J. O'Rourke, R.I.P.

2/25/2022
Join Ed and Ron for a tribute to one of the greatest satirist and humor writer, P.J. O'Rourke. We will explore P.J.'s books, and other stories from all the tributes that have been written about him recently. P.J. was one of a kind. Would it be possible to have another P.J. in today's woke society?

Duration:00:53:38

Subscription Economy Update - February 2022

2/18/2022
From time to time, Ron and Ed like to review the state of the subscription economy especially as it pertains to professional firms, but they will weave in some other stories as well. Have you heard that Ed subscribed to a vacuum cleaner and salami? We will also talk price increases and what they got right and WRONG about their own subscription.

Duration:00:54:35

Interview with Meriel Schindler - The Lost Schindler Cafe

2/11/2022
Ron and Ed welcome author Meriel Schindler whose book The Lost Cafe Schindler they both highly recommends. When her father, Kurt, died in 2017, he left behind piles of Nazi era documents related to their family's fate in Innsbruck, Austria, and a treasure trove of family photo albums reaching back to before World War I. Meriel was forced to confront not only their fractured relationship, but also the truth behind their family history.

Duration:00:56:14

Fourth interview with Dr. Paul Thomas

2/4/2022
Making his fourth appearance on The Soul of Enterprise is Dr. Paul Thomas of Plum Health DPC. Ron and Ed ask him how he scaled his practice from one to know three offices and what the implications are for his subscription model. In addition, we ask what regulatory barriers to providing care this way should be removed.

Duration:00:54:14

Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam

1/28/2022
One of Ron's number one books of 2021 was Vivek Ramaswamy's Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam. An incredible read, with some very innovative ideas for how to push back on the wokeism that is infiltrating corporations. Join Ed and Ron for wide-ranging discussion of one of the most important books written in a long time (in Ron's opinion, we'll have to see what Ed thinks!).

Duration:00:53:13

Interview with Chris Edwards - How Wealth Fuels Growth

1/21/2022
Ron and Ed welcome Chris Edwards to the show to talk about two recent reports he has authored for The CATO Institute. In How Wealth Fuels Grown, the role of wealth in the economy is the focus. In this recent study Chris examines wealthy individuals as “angel” investors, who fund startup businesses. Angel investors provide a unique source of support for America’s entrepreneurs, particularly in leading-?edge industries. In Entrepreneurs and Regulations: Removing State and Local Barriers to New...

Duration:00:54:22

Best Books of 2021

1/14/2022
“You don’t have to get people to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” (Ray Bradbury, Sci-fi Writer). Join Ed and Ron as they discuss the best books they read in 2021.

Duration:00:54:03

2021 - The Year in Review

1/7/2022
Our annual tradition continues! Ron and Ed will look back and talk about their top stories, including their favorite and most popular episodes of 2021. They'll pay homage (or not) for some who have passed on. Maybe even set their sights on what they think 2022 will bring.

Duration:00:52:21