Episode #100: Celebration

We thanked our listeners, sponsors, VoiceAmerica Team, including our sound engineer Matt Weidner, the founder of VoiceAmerica, Jeff Spenard, and our Executive Producer Robert Ciolino, our “dreammaker.”

Ed and Ron talked about the 30 guests they’ve had on since the first show ran on July 4, 2014. Two of those guests have been on twice (Rabbi Daniel Lapin and Doug Sleeter).

A special thank you to all of the following guests for appearing on TSOE:

  1. Deirdre McCloskey, August 8, 2014
  2. Rory Sutherland, August 29, 2014
  3. Howard Hansen and Steven Geske, September 12, 2014
  4. Father Robert Sirico, October 17, 2014
  5. Reed Holden, Oct 31, 2014
  6. Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Nov 14, 2014 (twice: April 1, 2016)
  7. Tim Williams, Dec 5, 2014
  8. Jody Thompson, ROWE, CultureRx, Dec 12, 2014
  9. Thomas Sowell, December 19, 2014
  10. Adam Davidson, Jan 9, 2015
  11. Jules Goddard, Jan 16, 2015
  12. Dan Morris, Feb 6, 2015
  13. Joe Pine, March 6, 2015
  14. Robert Cross, March 13, 2015
  15. Anthony Clark, March 20, 2015
  16.  Dan Ariely, May 8, 2015
  17. Brad Smith, May 22, 2015
  18. Kevin Mitchell, PPS, June 12, 2015
  19. Lee Cockerell, Disney, June 19, 2015
  20. Greg Tirico, July 17, 2015
  21. Jennifer Warawa, August 14, 2015
  22. George Gilder, Sept 11, 2015
  23. Daniel Susskind, Jan 8, 2016
  24. Mark Koziel, AICPA, Jan 15, 2016
  25. David Wells, Matthew Burgess, John Chisholm, Feb 19, 2016
  26. John Jantsch, Duck Tape Marketing, March 11, 2016
  27. Paul Kennedy: The OBK Story, March 18, 2016 (done live in UK)
  28. Rabbi Daniel Lapin, April 1, 2016
  29. Dr. Mark Miller, April 22, 2016 (Books: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and Fueling Freedom)
  30. Astronaut Rick Searfoss, May 6, 2016
  31. Doug Sleeter, Part I, June 10, 2016
  32. Doug Sleeter, Part II, July 1, 2016

Access to all of these shows can be found on our archive page

Memorable Shows

  • Scroogenomics, Nov 28, 2014 (“Black Friday”)
  • Business Lessons from A Christmas Carol, December 18, 2015
  • Our First Free-Rider Friday, January 30, 2015
  • Live from Sage Summit July 28-30, 2015
  • Famous Last Words, October 9, 2015
  • Live at the VeraSage Symposium, Nov 20, 2015
  • Live at the Texas Libertarian Party Presidential debate, April 9, 2016

Carry-Over Items from Last Two Shows

Ron eat crow for wrongly predicting Brexit vote would lose. www. predictit.org and a lot of the polls got it wrong, too.

Proposed referendum names for other countries thinking of leaving of the EU:

  • Quitaly
  • Dumpmark
  • Byerland
  • Withdrarsaw
  • Portgugone
  • Madriddance

As a follow-up to our shows with Doug Sleeter on the blockchain, Ron discussed the “Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast” hosted by Trace Mayer. Two shows he listed to and enjoyed: an interview with Jeffrey Tucker and one with Dr. Adam Back, a legend in Bitcoin developer circles.

Dr. Back discussed his innovation of Sidechains, which is one of the pet projects on the developer’s wish list of “cool features.”

A sidechain essentially suspends your Bitcoins on the main blockchain, then sends them to a smart contract guided sidechain, with proof of suspension, and grants you equivalent use of the Bitcoins on the sidechain.

It’s a way for them to add new features in a modular way. For instance, a sidechain could be used to run an airlines’ frequent flyer program, or for anything where you might need a ledger with special features.

If anyone is planning on attending the Sage Summit, use promo code FOE (Friend of Ed) for special pricing.

As always, we’d love to hear your favorite guests, shows, topics, and/or guests/topics you’d like to hear on The Soul of Enterprise.

Thank you everyone for listening and on to our next 100 shows!


Ed Kless

Ed Kless joined Sage in July of 2003 and is currently the senior director of partner development and strategy. He develops and delivers curriculum for Sage business partners on the art and practice of small business consulting. Courses include: Sage Consulting Academy, Business Strategy and Customer Experience Workshops. Ed is the author of The Soul of Enterprise: Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy, a compendium of a few of the episodes of his VoiceAmerica talk-show The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy with Ron Baker, founder of the VeraSage Institute where Ed is also a senior fellow.