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Who’s Your Mentor?

It’s interesting to remember those who have been our mentors. Often our first mentor is a teacher or an older relative. Later in life, it might be a boss or coworker who provides guidance and direction. What I find fascinating is that our first mentor is often someone we stumble across by chance. We sign up for a course, or we take a job, and get assigned to a professor or a business leader who turns out to be someone with whom we can connect and grow. But often, later in life, we seek out mentors, people who have impressed us and from whom we think we can learn valuable insights.

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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

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