This post was written by VeraSage Practicing Fellow John Shaver, owner of Aries Technology in Knoxville, TN.
This past January at the VeraSage international conference in Napa, CA, Ron Baker made a statement that truly intrigued me.
He mentioned if you want to discredit something (in this case the billable hour), you should ridicule it.
Great idea, I thought. Now, how can I use it in our business?
Then it came to me, why not collaborate with VeraSage Fellow, CPA and professional stand-up comedian, Greg Kyte?
The result is Bob's Barbecue.
Greg and I intend to make a series of videos focusing on all of the problems created by the billable hour in a business management software implementation.
Greg's team did a fantastic job and created an incredibly professional and hilarious video that truly hits the mark.
Ready for a pulled pork sandwich? And you just might be lucky enough to be able to afford some hush puppies!
VeraSage Institute is the most revolutionary think tank for professional knowledge firms-we challenge the professions to break free of practice methods that hurt the professions, undermine their purposes, and fail their clients. Among our quests: burying the billable hour and archaic timesheets; pricing on purpose; recognizing that professionals are knowledge workers, not machines; and improving the professions for posterity.