Flunking Retirement

Why no recent blog posts? I got busy. I guess that’s a good thing in one way and bad in another sense. In addition to client work, I have been collaborating with my good friend and associate, Dr. Mo Pickens, PhD on his new golf book Learn to Win – A Major. Check it out at http://drmolearntowin.com/. It’ll be out early in May. In addition to learning how to win major golf championships, it offers great advice both for business and life.

 
In addition to my blogs, I am working on four new books. Pretty crazy, but it’s a good way to completely flunk retirement. In addition to another golf book, I decided to expand on my training programs and teaching. Since I teach for Bisk Education it seemed to be a good idea to share some of my material in another book or two.
 
My first two books, Dynamics of Profit Focused Accounting and Profitable Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance represented a good start, but more ideas emerged. Why not take my training programs and convert them into an easy to read business books? Plus, I can share these topics with you as blog posts during their development.
 
You’ll get a series of practical tools to improve and focus on bottom-line profitability. This is what happens when you take a road trip across the desert. You begin thinking and generating new ideas. The new book concept evolved somewhere on the road through the desert between Moab and Reno.
 
Here is a brief preview of what’s coming. The new book will become a series with small, easy to read books on a variety of pertinent business topics. We’ll start by tackling strategy, value chain, risk management, and internal control, to list a few. Some other topics will be developing value propositions and defining the future. I will create these mini books as part of a complete series and then share some of the information in my blog posts. A win/win for everyone.
 
Hopefully this will whet your appetite. I encourage you to join me on this journey. Who knows, where it might lead and what we’ll learn.

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Lynn Northrup, CPA, CPIM - Lynn's focus is on building business value for both family-owned businesses and other CPAs. I also specialize in lean accounting, process improvement, internal control, and assessment of audit risk. Other accomplishments include publishing two books, development of self study programs for Bisk Education, and an Adjunct Professorship at Villanova University. My wife Jessica and I live in southwestern Colorado and we look forward to contributing to the AccountingWEB community.

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