And The Winner of the Most Tech Knowledgeable Person In My Firm Goes To...

...me.

I just don't understand why it is me. We are an eight person firm. Three of our team are under 30, and two more are in their 30s. I'm almost 51, yet I know way more than them (and those older than me).

I don't get this. I didn't grow up with computers in my house. Southfield (where I grew up) didn't get cable until I was in college. There was no Internet, obviously. Cell phones only existed on Hawaii Five-O (the original version with Jack Lord). 

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to disparage these individuals. They are great people and are a key part of our success. I'm just surprised how much more I know.

I haven't had much in the way of formal training; I just learned it along the way. You just use the same skills in a different way. Have I seen this problem before. How did I solve it. It's kind of like going through a decision tree.

Here's the big secret: rebooting solves 75% of the problems that they bring to me. 

Fact is the PC is going to continue to be the main tool of choice for a while. I'm convinced we are all moving to the cloud and tablet devices will take over. For now, I'd just like people to know how to use the tools they have. After all, I'm not an expert on tablets. Yet.

 

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Joel M. Ungar, CPA is a lifelong resident of the Detroit area and a graduate of The University of Michigan. He is a principal with Silberstein Ungar, PLLC, a Top 15 auditor of SEC public reporting companies. Joel writes observations on different matters and especially on working with and using LinkedIn. He thinks he has a sense of humor.

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