Writing a book

I have decided to write a book. It will be about accountants and their clients – specifically, how accountants can add massive value to their clients by proactively offering business improvement services that are right in the heartland of what accountants are very good at doing. In the spirit of accountability and self-imposed deadlines, I…

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New community brings together accountants with style and panache

At lunchtime today I had the pleasure of interviewing on a webinar the Innovation Engineer of Nixon Advantage, Scott Gassmann. Scott is a seriously talented young man who has project managed the delivery of a leading edge online community platform, www.community.proactiveaccountants.net. Members of the Proactive Accountants Network  are able to connect with each other, sharing ideas,…

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Accountants’ Lovefest

Today, apparently, is I Heart Accountants Day. You”ll find a special page dedicated to our noble profession right here on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/iheartaccountants. And quite right too. Accountants have long been stereotyped, lambasted as being “boring”, misunderstood and undervalued. Much of this is of their own doing, of course. My wife wrote yesterday in an insightful…

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Content vs delivery

oem software download p>What”s more important? What you deliver, or how you deliver it? When I ran planning sessions with business clients, no client ever said to me that the agenda was well constructed, or that the day flowed very well, or that they appreciated the way we placed the financial scenario planning before the…

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