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Why Some Companies are Resisting Remote Work (and Why They're Wrong)

Why Some Companies are Resisting Remote Work (and Why They’re Wrong)

Last year, IBM decided to “co-locate” its 2,600 member US marketing department. Translation? IBM is eliminating remote work. The news is especially shocking as IBM is one of the pioneers of remote work, installing work-from-home terminals for some employees as far back as the 1980s. As more businesses move toward embracing remote work, others are resisting the […]

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The Generation Gap Doesn't Exist

The Generation Gap Doesn’t Exist

Articles about how millennials are changing (or per your perspective, ruining,) the business world are everywhere. I even wrote one myself. And I stand by everything I wrote in that blog. You do have to change some things about your business to recruit millennials. But one of those things isn’t viewing millennials as alien beings who […]

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A Data Security Breach is Now a When, Not an If

A Data Security Breach is Now a When, Not an If

In the information economy, data has become the lifeblood of business. (Yes, we realize the previous sentence is today’s ultimate biz blog cliche, but hey, some things are cliche because they’re true.) Accounting firms feel the impact of this transition with a degree of severity far greater than other industries. Risking the sensitive financial and […]

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Performance Review vs. Performance Management

“Anxiety” should be a synonym for “performance review”. The process alone can make you break out in hives. How do you rate yourself? Too high and you could appear arrogant or out of touch. Too low and you could be setting yourself up for a lower rating than you really deserve. Not having the option […]

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The Freedom to Close Your Firm’s Doors

In my 12 years of running my own CPA firm, perhaps the most controversial thing I’ve done has been to close my office. It’s been three years now since we began operating as a virtual firm with no offices, no paper, and no physical contact with clients. I wasn’t sure we could pull it off, […]

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