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February 8, 2023

Crazy Ideas

People are worried about the accounting profession. Or at least that's the impression I get from articles I read nearly every day. Change is so fast and BIG and uncertain so I think I get why people worry, but I'm less certain about why they keep worrying.

Part of what I try to do around here is bring up ideas for people to discuss. Some are good, some are bad, but they all have the potential to help people think about the accounting profession in a different way. For example, I floated the idea of accounting firms allowing staff and managers build out niche practices as a way to identify high potential talent and possible successors.

To me, it seems like a decent idea. I ran it past Jason Blumer, who said that it was "too crazy" for most accountants, which leads me to believe that it's the perfect thing for accounting firms to do to drown out all the worrying.

I don't have a monopoly on crazy ideas, so if your firm is trying something a little bit unusual, I want to hear about it. Have a great week.

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