Book editing.

Today has been a… varied day. Mostly, it has been spent working on editing a book for nonprofits around leadership.  Of course, I’m working on the IT governance chapter.  We are nearly done.  450 pages, 115,000 words with one chapter to come from one of our authors.  I am busily converting everything over to the …

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Online social networking: do accountants play this game?

The question was asked on the CPA Congress blog, ‘Can accountants really add business value using these type of approaches ? I am sceptical about all of this?’. See the original post here: Online Social Networking. This is how I personally would respond to this question – you may take issue with what I’m saying, …

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Wow. Not just another merger!

Wow.  The accounting profession just got that major shakeup that I was hoping for in an earlier post. It’s now in media releases so I guess that means I can blog about it – The BDO and Horwath networks are to merge, subject to apparent due diligence by the look of things. I believe, from …

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Horwath Sydney to merge with Deloitte – a comment on the profession

I was fascinated to read in today’s news that Deloitte has struck a merger deal with Horwath Sydney so that Horwath Sydney will become a large part of Deloitte’s ‘Growth Solutions’ – which is their ‘middle market practice’. I am fascinated on several levels by this. Firstly, as of 1 July I became a Director …

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Selecting software

Yesterday, as part of our services to the middle market, we decided to run a seminar on how to go about making a software selection. We often find that businesses have a very tough time when it comes to picking new software. It’s often an expensive exercise, not just in the cost of the software …

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