This session is dedicated to the possibility that many myths exist about business and it would be better to rid ourselves of these ideas. Thinking about these myths is hard because it requires us to examine some of our most deeply held beliefs and either dismiss them or at least think differently about them.
Sage offers integrated payment and accounting solutions designed to meet your firms and your clients’ needs. This session will conclude with a 15 minute demo of Sage Payment Solutions.
What are the top myths in business?
How do they manifest in our thinking?
What thinking should we adopt in order to combat these myths?
Ed Kless joined Sage in July of 2003 and is currently the senior director of partner development and strategy for Sage Business Solutions in North America. He facilitates the Sage Leadership Academy, Sage Consulting Academy and is the liaison to the Sage Leadership Academy Alumni Association.
Prior to joining Sage Software, Ed worked with Tipping Point Advisors, an organization dedicated to the growth and development of software implementation companies. Before that, he co-founded Third Wave Business Systems, a Microsoft Business Solutions Partner, in 1996, which grew to 20 team members and 5 million in revenue. At Third Wave, Ed developed the implementation methodology and managed the front and back office consulting teams.
Ed is senior fellow at the VeraSage Institute, a think tank dedicated to the elimination of the billable hour in all professional organizations. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications and has spoken at many conferences worldwide. He is the co-host of VoiceAmerica’s radio show The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy which spawned the book The Soul of Enterprise: Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy both with Ron Baker.
Dave Mapes is the Product Manager for the Sage Payment Solutions, EFT division. He specializes in the Check, ACH, and Gift & Loyalty solutions provided by Sage Payment Solutions. He is the father of Five, and a rabid University of Michigan fan. He lives with his wife and 5 boys in sunny Destin Florida. He’s been with Sage for 13 years.