This education edition of the AccountingWEB newsletter has a bit of a focus on consumer education, since some consumers, as well as co-workers, appear to need a refresher course on getting along. First rule: If you're the type of person who would consider carrying a loaded gun or a can of pepper spray to the mall thinking that will help you bully your way to the front of the line so you can purchase that special something for your certain someone, be sure to keep your lawyer's phone number on speed dial. Better yet, you're exactly the type of person who should think seriously about staying home and shopping online.
And for those of you who are shopping online, this holiday season is greeting you with the latest attempts at credit card and personal identity theft. Even AccountingWEB has been the subject of a phishing attempt. C'mon - don't the bad guys know that accountants are the least likely people in the world to click on sketchy looking links or fork over personal information to complete strangers? Maybe the cyber criminals are starting to get desperate.
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.