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Plante Moran Survey: Businesses Made Major Strides in Innovation in 2013 | AccountingWEB

Plante Moran Survey: Businesses Made Major Strides in Innovation in 2013 | AccountingWEB | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Major gains in innovation within companies have been realized in 2013, as 94 percent of business leaders cited how innovation ties to sustainability and growth as a top organizational priority, up from 79 percent last year.
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The really big question for CPAs and businesses is, are you working on innovation? if not, chances are you are falling behind quick!

 

Jack Welch once said, "If things are changing outside your company (CPA Firm) faster than on the inside, you are dying." This latest study from @accountingweb and Plante Moran highlights the rate of change in middle market businesses showing a clear and urgent focus on innovation. 

 

The question is are you keeping up?

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Skilled workers gain upper hand in jobs market - FT.com

Skilled workers gain upper hand in jobs market - FT.com | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Skilled workers gained the upper hand in the jobs market in August as recruiters struggled to fill posts, raising salaries for both permanent and contract staff. The monthly snapshot from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation/KPMG found that
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"The war for talent is over, the talent won!" - Josh Bersin


We are entering a new phase of employment where cash salaries are simply not enough. Flexible working arrangements and training (actually I prefer learning and development) are now more important than cash. We have moved from the era of recruit and retain to attract and engage.


"Kevin Green, chief executive of REC, said that the job market was “entering a new phase”.


“In response to worsening skills shortages, employers are focusing on retaining the staff they have and this will promote wage growth. Better investment in training and motivating the current workforce should also help to improve productivity,” he said.


Bernard Brown, a partner at KPMG, said that candidates with in-demand skills were “having their pick of the job market” and companies needed to offer “more than just cash” to attract and retain people, pointing to flexible working in particular."

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Eight Dangers of Collaboration

Eight Dangers of Collaboration | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Thought-provoking post and great reminder of two things, collaboration is a fundamental tool for innovation and is dangerous if not done well. I believe that we are in a time of increasing speed of change and complexity which will require more and more collaboration, in fact I think the "collaboration curve" is the new "experience curve" and what we need are new tools and process thinking to make collaboration easier and more effective so that we can, as you say, co-create the future, together...
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"The future is not created, the future is co-created." - Nilofer Merchant


This article came to me just as we wrapped up our Leadership Academy where we teach strategic thinking and the art of collaboration (facilitation). Collaboration was identified as the No. 1 skills needed in a recent IBM Global CEO study and I believe we are in an era where the collaboration curve is fast replacing the experiencing curve, where who you know and how you work with them can be more important that what you know. Read on...

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Robots Don’t Mean the End of Human Labor

Robots Don’t Mean the End of Human Labor | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Lewis M. Andrews writes that robots don’t mean the end of human labor. The left frets about the impact of technology, but new jobs will be created. The real problem is bad schools.
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You simply can't beat the machines, but you can succeed by building on your strengths and theirs...


"At MIT’s Center for Digital Business, for instance, Erik Brynjolfsson has long argued that computers, while great at pattern recognition and repetitive tasks, are “lousy general problem solvers” and, for all their speed, have “little creative ability.” While they may someday chauffeur us to the office in driverless cars, they “are lost when asked to work even a little outside a predefined domain...


In the future, becoming a policeman, plumber or doctor will not require beating out a computer for the job, Mr. Brynjolfsson writes in his 2012 paper “Race Against the Machine.” It will involve knowing how to use technology to maximize one’s performance."


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CFOs: Embrace Digital or Put Your Company’s Future at Risk - Deloitte CFO - WSJ

CFOs: Embrace Digital or Put Your Company’s Future at Risk - Deloitte CFO - WSJ | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
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Are you making the "shift change" in your business model? 


According to research from OpenMatters, with analysis by Deloitte, CFOs need to go digital or face putting their company’s future at risk.


"The bottom line: The organizations that are most effective in delivering company performance and enterprise value are allocating their capital to growing business models that serve today’s empowered and digitally connected customers...


If business models drive value, then what drives business models?


The answer is, the “mental model” of a company’s CFO, his or her management team, and the board of directors. Mental models drive capital allocation, meaning people invest in what they believe has value. For example, leaders of asset builders believe that value resides in developing and owning (or leasing) hard assets, which can be used to manufacture, distribute and sell physical things. Leaders of Service Providers care about hiring people and selling services (including billable hours). Technology Creators focus on developing and selling intellectual property, such as medical technology and software. Network Orchestrators’ top priorities are building and operating social and commercial networks that foster interactions and co-creation with their customers."


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As Regulatory Costs Grow, the Accounting Chief’s Duties Add Up

As Regulatory Costs Grow, the Accounting Chief’s Duties Add Up | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Chief accounting officers are the corporate finance department’s new VIPs. Their numbers have grown thanks to the rising cost and intricacy of regulations, and their duties have expanded beyond managing the books.
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Big opportunities in corporate accounting in these two "hard trends" at work here - increasing government regulations and talent shortage as a result of demographics. The combination of strategic AND technical skills plus trust/integrity equal opportunity for those with the right skills.

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Supreme Court hands down decision in key 401(k) lawsuit

Supreme Court hands down decision in key 401(k) lawsuit | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it

the common law of trusts, “which provides that a trustee has a continuing duty – separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments at the outset – to monitor, and remove imprudent, trust investments.” the common law of trusts, “which provides that a trustee has a continuing duty – separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments at the outset – to monitor, and remove imprudent, trust investments.”

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Attention employers and CFOs - The Court referred back to the common law of trusts, “which provides that a trustee has a continuing duty – separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments at the outset – to monitor, and remove imprudent, trust investments.”


Wise advice: "Keep a close eye on your recommended fund lineups and review your contracts with plan sponsors." and I would add make sure you know the quality of your auditor of these plans given the DOL's recent report about to be issued.

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What would Google Do, If they were a CPA?

What would Google Do, If they were a CPA? | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
You might have seen the iconic rubber wrist bands with the letters WWGD. Or read the book, What Would Google Do by Jeff Jarvis. Pictured at left is the Linear versus Exponential Growth Curve by Singularity University and Evolution partners in Australia. That acronym, WWGD, has become the mantra of people and organizations trying to make sense of this rapidly changing and complex world. To many it means the infamous Google 20% time for innovation, others it is their open and collaborative.
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WWGD if they were a CPA? Find out on June 23rd at the Innovation Summit http://blionline.org/cpa-summit/

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Is Entitlement Among Millennials Overblown?

Is Entitlement Among Millennials Overblown? | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
New research suggests we may be exaggerating the generation gap in the workplace.
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Having the privilege of working across all of the generations in a professional association (CPAs), I think the "generational issues" are more a function of how technology and the workplace have changed over the last decade.

 

As we move from "command and control" environments to "connect and collaborate", there are significant differences that manifest themselves in the workplace. These differences seem to coincide with the age groups identified across generations.

 

I find your research that three in five millennials want to learn from their managers is spot on, if not even higher. However, when they say that, they often comment that it is difficult to get their senior managers to "listen" and appreciate their perspectives.

 

At the end of the day, your article comes back to the right answer, "Becton says, to build office practices flexible enough to suit a variety of personalities."

 

Herein is the answer, we need to listen more, create environments that foster better communication and collaboration. As we discovered in our big "generational symposium" (http://cpa.tc/2un), talk to each other!

 

What do you think? Is this generational thing overblown? Or are there real differences we need to work on?

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Leading the Multigenerational Finance Department - Deloitte CFO - WSJ

Leading the Multigenerational Finance Department - Deloitte CFO - WSJ | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
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70% 0f CFOs agree that finding and keeping the right talent is their #1 issues according to WSJ CFO - Deloitte.


CFOs are finding their current staff skills lacking. In fact, in the 4Q2011 survey, 75% of CFOs said their staffs needed stronger analytical skills, 60% needed better political acumen and almost half required facilitation skills and macro­economic knowledge.


This skill and talent shortage is further complicated by the changes in leadership and learning as a result of the generational issues in the workplace today. Sound familiar?


It is the shift change in accounting http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131210194256-11034884-the-shift-change-in-accounting

 

We (MACPA) are gearing up for our Business & Industry Town Halls later this month, our annual Business & Industry Conference on April 24th http://www.macpa.org/Public/catalog/coursedetailsv2.aspx?courseID=14121011

 

and our CPA Innovation Summit on June 16th...

 

Let's tackle these wicked problems together!

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U.S. Businesses Had Strong 2013, But Slowing Sales May Be Concern

U.S. Businesses Had Strong 2013, But Slowing Sales May Be Concern | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Privately-held U.S. businesses had a great year in 2013, according to recent data from financial information provider Sageworks. But while dozens of financial metrics make it clear that companies had a lot going for them this year, what about the near...
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Encouraging news with some caution as sales growth seems to be slowing. Profitability is up most likely due to the "do more with less" attitude in the context of uncertainty around major government policies like healthcare, taxes, etc. We are hearing this from our CPAs as well.

 

Data-driven stats from Sageworks about the state of private companies in the US.

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Online Free MOOC: How To Be an Effective Digital Curator

Online Free MOOC: How To Be an Effective Digital Curator | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:24 PM



Though it started on January 8th, you are still very welcome to sign up for this online free course on content curation, organized by Sam Burrough and Martin Couzins that will last for the next two weeks.


Here the key topics covered:


  • Why do we need curators?
  • What is digital curation?
  • What’s the difference between aggregation and curation?
  • Do you know your audience?


  • Passion for your topic
  • Practical ways to manage and filter information flows
  • Tools for curation


From the official course page: "This course would suit anyone who is looking to understand more about curation and wants help to get started. It’s aimed at people in marketing, internal or external communications, learning and development and anyone who wants to share their passion for a topic with the world."


Free for everyone.


Sign-up now: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/ 





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This is a great opportunity 

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Culinary inspiration

Culinary inspiration | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
British television screens are filled again this Autumn with images of creative individuals participating in Professional MasterChef. One of the first challenges the contestants face is to select from...
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Great post. Thought-provoking, inspiring and I love the metaphor of the chef's who are adding their unique flair to the standard recipes. Even better is the Drucker to Perlman evolution of knowledge worker to knowledgeable networker. I love this term as it denotes the constant acquisition of knowledge (think L>C) and the building of relationships as the "networker"

 

The description of a "new organizational model" is what I believe is meant by the new term "social business" and the principles are spot on:

 

- A dispersed workforce motivated by a common purpose

- A permeable structure allowing for collaboration with and access to the knowledge of others both within and without the artificial boundaries of the company

- Self-organising groups focused on getting things done, delivering products, realising benefits and creating value

- A workforce comprised of adaptable employees who truly adopt matrix working practices. That is, individuals who are able to lead, to follow, to contribute expertise across multiple projects and activities, and to facilitate the learning of others - often fulfilling all of these roles on any given day

-A group of people willing to take a risk and foster both their own creativity and that of others.

 

In the US CPA (Certified Public Accounting) Profession, we are seeing  signs of disruption and the desires of many young professionals to want to live and work in an environment that more closely resembles your description of a new model. In fact, I am seeing many of these young professionals begin to start their own firms and organizations to create the types of businesses they want to be a part of.

 

Wishing you much success in 2014 and thanks for the insights and inspiration!

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Is your business moving faster than your strategy?

Is your business moving faster than your strategy? | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
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is your strategy moving faster than your business? Can CPA firms get disrupted and what are CFOs doing to guide their businesses in a "transient advantage" economy? Riat McGrath has some thoughts on how to crack the code on disruption. 

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The Future of the Accounting Profession - Forbes

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Two big insights for me...


"What is very clear is that the accounting firms are going to need to make significant strategic decisions and implement effectively if they are going to succeed in a more competitive environment."


"Career development and leadership training will continue to grow as the need for quality professional staff at the managerial and partner levels turns into a crisis mode. Firms will have no choice but to invest heavily in their best and brightest in all stages of their careers in order to remain competitive and develop succession plans."


Both of which have bene major focus areas for us at MACPA and BLI.


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Trial and Error Is No Way to Make Strategy

Trial and Error Is No Way to Make Strategy | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Do less, think more.
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I think there is an AND here. I happen to agree with Rita McGrath that we are in an era of transient advantage (end of competitive advantage) and that Todd Zenger's point is spot on, "My contention is that the true object of strategy is to sustain value creation, which demands a capacity to relentlessly create and capture new value."


 My take is that it is not about endlessly pivoting for the purpose of sustainability, rather it is pivoting for the sustainability of your purpose and values.


We say insight to action (i2a) that comes from hindsight (how did we get here and what did we learn), foresight (understanding the hard trends of the future and how they impact us), and insight (what we can bring to the table), then we create and inspire action.


Although, I love the term "cross sight" as a new idea, 

"into how various combinations of currently owned and externally available assets and opportunities can be combined to create value."


What's your take on "strategy"

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Grow from Your Strengths

Grow from Your Strengths | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
The only sustainable way to capture new opportunities is to remain true to what your company does best.
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How to make the "shift change" in your business model?


The pressure to innovate when you face strong headwinds of competition and disruption can cause you to make a bad move in search of revenue. Start with your "why" and begin to look deeply for what your true strengths are and how they can be redeployed to your customer base and adjacent customers and markets. 


"You can grow profitably and sustainably only from a position of strength. If your enterprise is struggling to maintain its economic lifelines, then foundational work on strategy, organization, cost optimization, or other factors is needed before any new growth strategy can succeed. Companies that enter new businesses to escape a weak position generally become weaker still, because they move into markets where they lack the capabilities needed to succeed...


The art of continuous growth involves reconciling activities that only seem to contradict one another. Combining them will yield a capabilities-driven strategy that will generate continuous growth."


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Ideas are Like Opinions; Everybody Has Them - Introducing The Ideation Cycle

Ideas are Like Opinions; Everybody Has Them - Introducing The Ideation Cycle | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Every day, I hear new ideas and I witness the act of having and articulating them rewarded. Follow through? Not so much…While we want to encourage ideas, equally we must foster a culture of empowerment where people are inspired and duly recompensed for bringing ideas to life.Ideas represents the DNA of change. Without diligence, pursuit and nurturing, they are not change alone. Indeed, ideas represent possibilities for alternate futures. But most of the time, ideas are a commodity. Like opinions
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Insight to action, one without the other is either useless or destructive (Gretchen Pisano).


Serendipity as this post comes on our final day of MACPA's Leadership Academy where we are teaching leadership of ideas and people, insight to action.


Brian nails it in several areas...


"While we want to encourage ideas, equally we must foster a culture of empowerment where people are inspired and duly recompensed for bringing ideas to life.


Ideas represents the DNA of change. Without diligence, pursuit and nurturing, they are not change alone. Indeed, ideas represent possibilities for alternate futures. But most of the time, ideas are a commodity. Like opinions, everyone has them."


Like Brian Solis we see ideation and creativity as essential leadership skills in an age of transient competitive advantage. We would add the need for context (hindsight, foresight, and insight) and the skills of facilitation and mobilizing consensus to engage the people who will ultimately take those ideas, shape them, and execute them.


We put this into a strategic thinking framework we call i2a: Insight to Action which covers five steps: Sight, Insight, Create, Communicate, and Inspire and includes collaboration and co-creation at every step as people need to weigh-in in order to buy-in. 


"Management breeds mediocrity. Creativity illuminates ideation. Leadership inspires innovation. Innovation elevates change and opportunity."

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​5 signs you should consider outsourcing your accounting platform - Boston Business Journal

​5 signs you should consider outsourcing your accounting platform - Boston Business Journal | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
More middle-market companies are considering outsourcing some, if not all, components of their finance organization. Here are five signs it may be time to consider outsourcing for your company's accounting platform.
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The biggest hard trend of the exponential growth of technology creates a tremendous opportunity for SMBs today and plenty of CPAs and firms are ready to help. Jim Cashin of McGladrey talks about it in this piece...


More middle-market companies are considering outsourcing some, if not all, components of their finance organization to quality firms in order to take advantage of more streamlined technology platforms, skill sets and business processes, and to leverage these components for real-time information for business decisions.


Additional benefits include a reduction in accounts payables costs, improved efficiency through process automation, and more time for executives to focus on strengthening their business, versus spending time on administrative work. #DigitalCPA

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Is Leadership Manipulation and is there a Science to it?

Is Leadership Manipulation and is there a Science to it? | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
All of these tricks-of-the-trade will not get the work done but they can get and keep people engaged. And an engaged team produces more.

Via Don Dea
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It is AND not OR... leadership and brain science - a great reminder from my friend Don Dea.


"An engaged team produces more (25% more according to Derek Irvine) and if focused in the right direction, can drive a ~20% increase in income according to Towers Perrin and Gallup. I also want active and curious minds at the table that both ask questions and challenge assumptions. Only then will I have positioned a team to be successful."

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Don Dea's curator insight, May 22, 2015 12:29 AM

Iyengar teaches us that too much choice will shut people down. She also teaches us why framing is so important and why being the first to propose a solution anchors all other solutions to the first proposal. Gigerenzer outlines the fact that an outfielder uses his “gut” to catch a fly ball versus calculating the parabola to find the best spot to catch the ball is important but the fact that the ballplayer learned this instinct is more important. Fast and Slowteaches us that our thoughtful brain is mostly right but is lazy and will always defer to our instinctual and reactive brain which can be very wrong! So spooling up people’s thoughtful brains will help keep it engaged and drive to better outcomes.

Ultimately, all of these tricks-of-the-trade will not get the work done but they can get and keep people engaged. And according to many articles on this subject, an engaged team produces more (25% more according to Derek Irvine) and if focused in the right direction, can drive a ~20% increase in income according to Towers Perrin and Gallup. I also want active and curious minds at the table that both ask questions and challenge assumptions. Only then will I have positioned a team to be successful.

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These Are The New Rules of Work

These Are The New Rules of Work | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Forget everything you've always known about work. The rules have changed.
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Just getting back from AICPA Spring Council where a panel of young professionals spoke candidly about what they want in a career and it was remarkably similar to this article in FastCompany.


"You do know that we are in high demand", Tanyeka Alexander said on a recent panel of young professionals. "And if you don't give us what we want, someone else will."


Check out these "new rules" of work:


1) WORK CAN HAPPEN WHEREVER YOU ARE, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

2) YOU’RE ON CALL 24-7.
3) YOU GO FROM GIG TO GIG, PROJECT TO PROJECT.
4) FOR BETTER OR WORSE THE LINE BETWEEN WORK AND LIFE IS ALMOST ENTIRELY DISAPPEARING.
5) YOU WORK BECAUSE YOU’RE "PASSIONATE" ABOUT A "MOVEMENT" OR A "CAUSE"—YOU HAVE TO "LOVE WHAT YOU DO."


These are the new rules of the new world of work in what we call the Shift Change. Learn how to navigate the "shift change" at the CPA Summit - Accounting - Innovation - Leadership on June 23rd Live and webcast - details and registration.

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GASB TOOLKIT HELPS STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IMPLEMENT NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

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GASB released a comprehensive set of tools and resources to help states with the implementation of GASB 68 & 71. This will be a major move toward transparency by state and local governments as state employee pension and other post-employment benefits will be valued differently and liabilities moved from the footnotes to financials onto the balance sheet.

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How Bitcoin Could Revolutionise Accountancy

How Bitcoin Could Revolutionise Accountancy | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Bitcoin may not replace accountants, but it will streamline and optimise their industry.
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Can bitcoin be the next disruptor for accounting?


having sat through a bitcoin update a few months ago at the CPA2Biz SaaS roundtable, my head was spinning, then I caught these updates/articles. If you thin cloud is being disruptive, what about this? Tell me what you think?


It’s no secret that online accounting firms are already disrupting the industry, offering a cheaper and often more convenient service than their ‘bricks and mortar’ ancestors.


Towards the end of last year, CoinDesk published a piece suggesting four career fields bitcoin could replace. One of these careers was accounting. I wanted to investigate further into whether this could actually happen.

 

here is an excerpt from that piece...

"But what is the role of an accountant going to be when decentralized virtual currencies can automate accounting functions such as a general ledger? The block chain appears to be doing this job just fine for bitcoin, and no certified public accountants required.


The explosion of accounting software to automate many financial tasks over the past two decades has, in some respects, lessened the role of accountants already."

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How to Grow and Avoid Disruption in 2014

How to Grow and Avoid Disruption in 2014 | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
In every corner of our economy, there is a search for growth and opportunities. Organizations of all sizes and industries, non-profits and even governments are all working on surviving in this new
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Rita's message is pretty clear, we need a new strategy playbook that includes innovation as a regular part of our "operating system" or risk being disrupted. We don;t have to look far to see disruption happening verywhere - higher education, government, large corporates, and yes, even the accounting profession.

 

Take the disruption risk test on slide 4 to see where you stand...

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How To Tackle Digital Disruption in 2014 - MoneyBeat - WSJ

How To Tackle Digital Disruption in 2014 - MoneyBeat - WSJ | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching | Scoop.it
Almost time to crack open the champagne. Almost time to think about New Year's resolutions too.
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Advice from the world's leading business thinkers - All agreed that leaders need to prepare for a significant shift in the way they work and think.

 

Rita McGrath, associate professor of management at the Columbia Business School, and winner of the “strategy” award, said that ideas in strategy have focused for years on sustainable competitive advantage but they no longer work for many sectors of the economy. She said that organizations have a problem confronting this, and cited KodakKODK +5.92%, which had relied on “nostalgia as strategy.”

 

Nilofer Merchant, an author and winner of the “future thinker” award, put it another way: “ So, the size of your enterprise, the scale, your access to capital–all those things that gave you an edge to new entrants, no longer exists. That’s all extremely scary because that means that your job is no longer about managing the present but inventing the future…all the time.”

 

But it’s not all bad news, leaders can respond to these challenges. Ms. McGrath suggested: “The first challenge for leaders is to be willing to be open to the idea that your advantage might not last.”

 

She also suggested that bosses must embrace the new: “You need to have a very firm grip on your firm’s portfolio and on your resource allocation process because if you let powerful business leaders control your resources you’ll never fund new things.


We are hosting Rita McGrath on January 30th from 9:00 am - 12:30pm (EST) at the BWI Ariport Hilton in Maryland and via special webcast - registration and details at http://www.blionline.org/rita Use this special discount code RITA25 to get a 25% discount.

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Guillaume Decugis Discusses Scoop.it | genConnect

Guillaume Decugis, CEO & co-founder of Scoop.it talks about the publishing-by-curation platform that makes it easy to create an online magazine on your favor...

Via theclairbyrd
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I had privilege of introducing Guillaume at the. association DigitalNow. Conference a few years ago and have been a fan of his and Scoop.it ever since. The  idea of content-community-curation is one that I think is important as we look ahead to 2014.

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, March 12, 2013 6:34 PM

I'm still evenly divided on whether I prefer RebelMouse over Scoop.it.  I actually might lead toward Scoop.it except they make you pay extra to use Scoop.it AS your bog (and redirect the domain name).  With RebelMouse, you can embedd the whoe page onto a WP platform.

 

Regardless, I with more Salsa Club owners, studio owners would start curating with Scoop.it and/or RM.  It would make it a lot easier for their PR efforts too.

Robert A. Kearse's comment, March 24, 2013 12:36 PM
Scoop.it is a tremendous resource that enables you to establish yourself as an AUTHORITY figure very quickly.
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