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Occupy Wall Street should be Boycott Wall Street

This week’s Independent Weekly showed a cover of “we are the 99%”, in reference to the 99% of the nation that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement says it represents. The 99% isn’t a precise number, but rather the converse of “the fact that income and wealth gains of the past 30 years have overwhelmingly … Continue reading

Is the Cloud the end of IT Support?

I’ve been writing a lot about the CPA part of my life, so let me finally switch and write more about my other passion: Information Technology (IT). While attending the NTEN Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit (#npcloud) in NYC, the morning plenary speaker Ami Dar (@amidar) posed the idea that they no longer need traditional IT … Continue reading

Ensuring that you’re inspiring your staff

A quick video tidbit from Ernie Almonte, CPA and former chairman of the AICPA about how leaders in organizations need to ensure that they are inspiring their younger generations and setting a good tone from the top: Are You Under-Inspiring Young CPAs. He’s talking about CPA firms, but the principles he’s discussing are universal to … Continue reading

Switching from financial advisor to business advisor

While reading Randy Johnston’s article “Switching Software for Better Client Service” in CPA Practice Advisor, I came to part where he said: The AICPA is projecting that the amount of simple tax preparation work will decrease over the next five to 10 years because of more automation, and that audit work will be done by … Continue reading

Following your Passion

Fellow AICPA Leadership Academy Alumni, Kemberly Washington, had a great article published in The New Orleans Tribune last Friday titled: MPR: Should You Follow Your Passion or a Paycheck?  She says “there are so many people who are taking the risk to pursue passion over paychecks”.  She also shares her experience in leaving a good job … Continue reading

Start with yourself and lead by values

As I was reading the first section of the newspaper today, I was reminded why I don’t like to read the newspaper. It was all about problems, describing the problems, reasons for the problems, and what some people were trying to do to help resolve the problems. In other words, it’s really quite depressing. Or … Continue reading

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