Episode #73: Business Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On this episode, Ron and Ed explore the business lessons from one of the most recognized and beloved stories shared during the holidays, Charles Dickens’ novella, A Christmas Carol. While many of you know the story and seen one or more of the adaptations, many fewer of you have read the original work which, like most of Dickens, an absolute joy to read and has much to say about business practices.

“It is so good,” says Ron, “that you want to read it more slowly to savor it, like a fine wine.”

Ed is also a long time fan as is his daughter as you can see from this video clip.


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.