There's working from home, and then there's working from home. I made a brief attempt at being a home worker many years ago when I was still in public accounting. At that time, the effort involved with lugging a very heavy "laptop," hauling a giant briefcase of file folders, and then dealing with myriad problems associated with connecting to the firm's network, soured me to the whole experience. It was so much easier to just go into the office.
Times have changed and we live in a virtual world. We'll explore the concept of home (and carry-it-with-you) offices more in weeks to come. For now, we have an introductory piece that addresses some of the basic work-from-home issues, and we welcome your shared experiences.
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.