The necessary response to disinformation

Posted Posted in Computers and Internet, Leadership, Social Media, Values

“Information warfare threat to the United States is different from past threats, and it has the potential to destroy reason and reality as a basis for societal discourse, replacing them with rage and fantasy. Perpetual civil war, political extremism, waged in the information sphere and egged on by our adversaries is every bit as much […]

Recognizing Black CPAs

Posted Posted in Accounting, Values

Yesterday the Journal of Accountancy podcast focused on the journey and accomplishments of black CPAs in the 20th century, featuring the testimony of two CPAs who witnessed black CPA history firsthand: Ruth Harris, the first black female CPA in Virginia, and Frank Ross, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). […]

Political support policy for 2021 and 2022

Posted Posted in Government, News and Politics, Values

I’ve been an advocate of written policies in aspects of financial management, whether investment policy, expense approval policy, charitable donations and more. This post is about my own political support policy for the next couple of years. I’m probably in the majority of Americans concerned with the actions by a minority of more radical but […]

Of the seven Covey habits, which are your strongest and weakest?

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My strongest habit is “think win/win”. In fact, that’s the basis of my business model and every client engagement. It’s also the reason that I object so strongly to the traditional sales psychology that too often creates a winner and a loser. I’m hugely committed to earning my place by creating financial results for others. […]

How to be more charming

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This post is based on a recent article by Sira M. titled “Seven Habits of Charming People” promoted by Medium and follows my updated post on the Covey “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” book review posted earlier this morning. I’m pretty sure that anyone would say that I’m more “effective” than “charming” and […]

A reminder of ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Books, Education, Values

Sometime before 2011 I recognized Stephen Covey’s work as one of the books that most influenced my life in this earlier blog post. There are probably millions of my generation who would say the same. The book came out some years after I finished business school and right around the time when I suffered a […]

The fallacy of diversity and inclusion statements

Posted Leave a commentPosted in News and Politics, Nonprofit, Values

I am pleased to work with a wide range of nonprofit organization managers 1. This includes the executives of churches, synagogues, environmental groups, professional and trade associations. One thing that almost all share is a focus on outreach and recruitment. It’s a core theme for most nonprofits, and I think it is fair to say […]

Honorable James Dannenberg resignation letter

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Ethics, Leadership, Values

This letter is reposted here because it is the best written rebuke of the Supreme Court I’ve ever read. The Chief Justice of the United States One First Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20543 March 11, 2020 Dear Chief Justice Roberts: I hereby resign my membership in the Supreme Court Bar. This was not an easy […]

An Opportunity to Change the Public Conversation

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Recent news has certainly rocked our world. We don’t know where it is headed. We don’t know how it will affect our future. We don’t know when it will end. We simply know that this is not normal. Yet, even right now, I see at least one clear possibility for channeling this into positive energy. […]