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Interesting Topics From The New Horizon Group Meeting

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Interesting Topics From The New Horizon Group Meeting “When you are in the news business, you always expect the unexpected.” – Helen Thomas Earlier this month, I blogged about attending the New Horizon Group of CPA firm consultants’ annual meeting. It was held at the AICPA offices in New York. This […]

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Know Your Competition

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Know Your Competition “It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.” – Gianni Versace As I have interacted with many firms over the years, I have observed that some partners are not worried at all about their competition and some partners are almost obsessed with beating […]

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Be Active In Spring Recruiting

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 Be Active In Spring Recruiting “Human resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.” – Steve Wynn Many years ago, CPA firms didn’t begin their recruiting efforts on the college campus until September. We waited for the students to get back to campus and begin classes […]

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The Old Way Comes Back As The New Way

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 The Old Way Comes Back As The New Way Many of you can remember when we had paper “in boxes” on our desks. We also had “out boxes”. Mail, memos, and other miscellaneous communication documents were placed in our in-box by our secretary (remember that word?). The same person emptied our […]

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Maybe a Sabbatical Program Would Make Your Firm Unique

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Maybe a Sabbatical Program Would Make Your Firm Unique “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. In the accounting profession, we have been talking about sabbaticals for years. Few firms offer this benefit. Some firms established a sabbatical program for partners, urging them […]

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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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