Of interest rates and inversions The media frequently broadcasts unsettling stories about interest rates or about poorly understood economic concepts like the inverted yield curve. Most of those stories gloss over the issues, with a series of talking heads predicting... read more
“Remain calm! All is well!” Such words are uttered by Kevin Bacon during the climax of the movie Animal House (1978), as his character – the antagonistic Chip Diller – helplessly attempts to address a fleeing mob of shrieking parade-goers. The context of the scene... read more
The business community’s appreciation for the value of what CPAs know has increased in recent years. That’s great news, except for those responsible for finding and hiring CPAs. With so many companies eager to put that financial brainpower to work, a highly qualified... read more
A key advantage of doing business in this digital age is easy and constant access to an unprecedented amount of information. And a key disadvantage of this age is being overwhelmed by more information than one could possibly hope to consume. That’s particularly true... read more
Diversification to limit risk One of the most basic pieces of advice most CPAs learn long before they take their first accounting course is “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Whether that came from your father when he told you to apply to more than one employer,... read more
One of the common weaknesses inside CPA firms is their inability to consistently sell and deliver consulting. They have the attention and trust of their clients, but fail to suggest other services because the infrastructure inside most firms is not set up to deliver... read more
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