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I get the concept of radical changes in our near future. I am blind to see how it will affect my firm. (Radical change #1)

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We are in the midst of radical change. I’m writing this blog (Outrun Change) to sort out the change around us. (cross-posted from Outrun Change, obviously.)

I get it in terms of tech change obliterating newspaper want ads, count of first class mail pieces for the Post Office, and devastation to bookstores (remember Borders?).

I totally get the concept that you can be your own book publisher with a cost of under $200 per title if you have the skill to use Adobe Acrobat along with Microsoft Excel and Word. Major publishers are dinosaurs.

Run your own digital publishing company? Been there. Done that. Three times. And publishing the Nook version is literally one extra click, one click, in the on-line production cycle.

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January 26, 2015, 10:55 am at 10:55 am

Complexity is only going to increase – consider the accounting rules for revenue recognition

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I’ve realized for a long time that the complexity of everything is increasing. About the time you get your brain wrapped around that idea, consider that the rate of change will accelerate. Especially in accounting.

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September 21, 2012, 8:18 am at 8:18 am

5 obstacles that block a social media program

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‘5 internal obstacles that block social media progress’ is a post on my other blog describing things that typically get in the way of an organization developing an effective social media program. I evaluate the obstacles in terms of my firm and CPA firms in general.

 

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July 31, 2012, 7:06 am at 7:06 am

Try a new thing three times before you decide whether you like it

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Try a thing you haven’t done three times.

Once, to get over the fear of doing it.

Twice, to learn how to do it.

And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not. 

Multiple internet sites attribute this to Virgil Thomson, American composer.

I’ve been pondering that quote over the last week or so. Lots of wisdom there. Doesn’t apply to everything, but it has lots of value for many situations, especially when dealing with radical change.

(cross-post from my other blog, Outrun Change.)

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July 4, 2012, 7:51 am at 7:51 am

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Think of your future as a career lattice, not a career ladder

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Bill Sheridan, at CPA Success, highlights CPA Jody Padar in his post The ladder of success is a myth. It’s a lattice.

Ms. Padar says of careers:

It’s not necessarily a straight ladder up.  There’s lots of different paths you can take to get to pretty cool places.

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April 18, 2012, 6:06 am at 6:06 am

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Three skills for living in a social media world

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There will be three career fields in huge demand in the social media world. That is the idea Mark Schaefer presents in his blog, {grow}.

I discuss his post and my thoughts in my post Three Skills for Living in a Social Media World at my other blog, Outrun Change.

At an individual level, I think these three careers point to skills each of us need to develop if we wish to function in a world dominated by social media.  The career fields and individual skills are: Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6, 2012, 8:18 am at 8:18 am

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