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Hard Trend

A Little News and a Lotta Reflection

We are still experiencing the waves of disruption caused by the hard trend of baby boomer retirements. Companies and firms are feeling the void as they watch the mass exodus of knowledge, wisdom and experience walk out the front door into retirement. This baby boomer hard trend, as all hard trends do, provides us opportunities ... Read more

Social Business Winners and Losers

For years I have heard jokes about how slow the public accounting profession is in being innovative or adopting changes in business practices. Odds are, you have too. My favorite has always been, “When did the CPA buy his/her first fax machine?” Of course, the answer is, “When the client called and asked, ‘What is ... Read more

Sinking Like a Time Clock

This blog is the second in a four part series on how we can lead in public accounting to take advantage of some hard trends Blogging and still singing Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’”, you might remember the line “You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone.” With most CPA firms ... Read more

Face the Music

This blog is the first in a four part series on how we can lead in public accounting to take advantage of some hard trends. As I prepared my outline for this blog on life in public accounting, I am reminded of the Bob Dylan song “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Today, in the world ... Read more

4 Hard Trends that Affect Our Firms’ Future

At the HeadWaters 2015 Emerging Leaders Conference in Park City, Utah, earlier this month, I spoke to accounting leaders on four future hard trends that I see for both our profession and individual CPA firms. Hard trends are defined as things that will happen whether we like it or not. After presenting these four major hard trends ... Read more