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The BlogNotions Finance Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by finance and accounting thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends in the market, discussions of financial performance strategy, new ideas for communicating, raising capital, and controlling funds, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Summer is a Good Time to Think

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 Summer is a Good Time to Think “Training your mind to think is a process not just an activity – it gets better over time and through repetition.” – Jennifer Gluckow Busy season is over. Perhaps, things are just a little slower in your work life. Plus, summer is a perfect […]

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Finger-Pointing

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 Finger-Pointing “I praise loudly. I blame softly.” – Catherine the Great Occasionally, something goes wrong on a client engagement. Somebody didn’t follow procedures. Someone talked to the client and didn’t pass along the information. A client phone call got lost in the shuffle and didn’t get returned. The list could go […]

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Always Strive For Personal Development

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 Always Strive For Personal Development “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl Working inside a busy CPA firm you strive for improvement. Improvement for the firm, improvement for a particular department, improvement for a process, and improvement for those […]

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It’s Up To You

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 It’s Up To You Sure, you want to be successful. Sure, you want your firm to be successful. It’s not magic. It’s called hard work. Take this advice from Pharrell Williams, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer: “If you don’t do it for yourself, you can’t depend on others to do it […]

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Make Them Feel Important

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 Make Them Feel Important “Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson When your clients, prospects and others call your office, through the main line, do they feel welcome? Or, do they feel interrogated and unimportant? Many successful accounting firms have adopted a “no inquiry” method of greeting […]

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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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