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Cubicle Courtesy Guidelines

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Cubicle Courtesy Guidelines “The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.” – W. Edwards Deming A long time ago, I did a blog post about tips for living in a cubicle. Many accountants who have their own office (like partners […]

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Silence Is Often Not Golden

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 Silence Is Often Not Golden “Organizations are destroyed by behaviors that should be confronted but are condoned by silence.” – Dan Rockwell @leadershipfreak I have often operated by that old phrase, “Silence Is Golden”. There were just times when it was very appropriate, in my opinion, to say nothing. For instance, […]

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Yes! Reading Can Make You More Successful

Monday, March 27th, 2017 Yes! Reading Can Make You More Successful “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke I am a firm believer in the fact that reading is an invaluable career-building and character-building activity. I read for education and for pleasure. […]

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CPAFMA – The CPA Firm Management Association

Friday, March 24th, 2017 CPAFMA – The CPA Firm Management Association I hope you are a member of CPAFMA. I also hope you have the opportunity to attend chapter meetings that happen around the country. Here is where you can find a chapter near you. I recently attended the Ohio Chapter of CPAFMA, hosted by […]

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We All Must Learn To Deal With Difficult People

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 We All Must Learn To Deal With Difficult People “If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” – John W. Gardner Yes, difficult people are all around us – friends, relatives and the people at […]

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Call Me When You Have A Real Insurance Company!

Photo Credit: eflon || The title of the article comes from a comment Greenberg supposedly made to Buffett when AIG was much bigger than Berkshire Hathaway — times change… ============================ The title of the article comes from a comment Greenberg supposedly made to Buffett when AIG was much bigger than Berkshire Hathaway [BRK] — times change… It’s come […]

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Trump and Conflicts of Interest

Photo Credit: www.GlynLowe.com ====================== I was driving to a meeting of the Baltimore CFA Society, and listening to Bloomberg Radio, which was carrying President-Elect Trump’s Press Conference. I didn’t think too much about what I heard until Sheri Dillon talk about what was being done to eliminate conflicts of interest. Here is an excerpt: Some […]

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Distrust Forecasts, Part 2

Photo Credit: D.C.Atty || Scrawled in 2008, AFTER the crash started ============================= Comments are always appreciated from readers, if they are polite.  Here’s a recent one from the piece Distrust Forecasts. You made one statement that I don’t really understand. “Most forecasters only think about income statements. Most of the limits stem from balance sheets proving […]

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Distrust Forecasts

Photo Credit: New America || Could only drive through the rear-view mirror ======================================================= This is the time of year where lots of stray forecasts get given.  I got tired enough of it, that I had to turn off my favorite radio station, Bloomberg Radio, after hearing too many of them.  I recommend that you ignore […]

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Who Needs Liquidity Most?

Photo Credit: Timothy Appnel -==-=-=- Here’s the quick summary of what I will say: People and companies need liquidity.  Anything where payments need to be made needs liquidity.  Secondary markets will develop their own liquidity if it is needed. Recently, I was at an annual meeting of a private company that I own shares in. […]

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