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Observations from the Publishing Perch

May 26th 2011
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As we near the Memorial Day weekend, it's time for a few observations.

You never hear anything about Intranets anymore. What are public accounting firms doing with their Intranets in 2011? They certainly haven't gone the way of telegrams, "car" phones and Styrofoam Big Mac containers—you just don't hear much about them these days. Curious...

With most people, there are several factors driving them to succeed. What motivates you, other than the paycheck? For me, it's the challenge and drive to succeed; not letting myself down or my family down; the desire to create and maintain a great work environment for the terrific people on our team; and not disappointing our CEO, whom I respect, and really enjoy spending time with and want to work with until I retire. I think everyone should stop and think every once in a while about what truly motivates them. It might surprise you.

I'm seeing a rapidly growing acceptance of iPads and other tablets by the accounting profession. Are you using one yet? I'm hearing from accountants all over the U.S. who have started using these nifty gadgets in their accounting life that they now can't live without them. The times they are a-changin'.

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