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Accounting News Roundup: Have An Inversion Your Way; Curb Your Entrepreneur Enthusiasm; Staying In Touch Without Being Weird About It | 08.25.14

Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons [DealBook]
Have it your way, BK: "If completed, the deal would mean Burger King’s corporate headquarters would move to Canada, raising the specter of yet another American company switching its national citizenship to lower its tax bill."

One Way to Fix the Corporate Tax: Repeal It [Upshot/NYT]
It's amazing that Congress hasn't jumped at the chance to appease their business interests: "If tax inversions are a problem, as arguably they are, the blame lies not with business leaders who are doing their best to do their jobs, but rather with the lawmakers who have failed to do the same. The writers of the tax code have given us a system that is deeply flawed in many ways, especially as it applies to businesses."

Accounting Firms On The Hunt For Consultancies [AT]
FYI: "The attraction for the accounting firms in pursuing these acquisitions is that these consulting practices are more profitable than traditional audit work."

How an Entrepreneur's Passion Can Destroy a Startup [WSJ]
Don't get ahead of yourself: "When it comes to career circumstances, passion often blinds founders into thinking they have all the skills they need to build their business, when in fact they're poorly prepared—and may not be able to fill in the gaps on the fly. Likewise, passionate founders may not realize they don't have the connections they need to help find co-founders, employees or investors."

7 Non-Sketchy Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Contacts [FC]
A good one: "Know everyone's birthday." (without Facebook)

The complete guide to swearing at work [Quartz]
While the colorful language can make you relatable, there are some drawbacks: "[Y]ou should[n't] just let rip some juicy expletives the next time you walk into the office. As with so many things, good execution is key. In the wrong context, swearing can sully a worker’s sense of professionalism, self-control, maturity and intelligence, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. It found that 64% of employers thought less of an employee who repeatedly used curse words, and 57% were less likely to promote someone who swears in the office."

iPhone 5 Battery Letting You Down? Apple Might Replace It—For Free [Gizmodo]
Save yourself (or your firm) some money.

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