Efficiency woes

Most Accounting firms are on a quest for efficiency. They are focused on systems, process, people and equipment to get more efficient.How can we do the job more efficiently is the management mantra. Accountants have been pretty good at getting efficient over the years. But at what cost? If an Accountant ‘prices in arrears’ where…

Scheduling

It’s November and I have already ‘scheduled out’ 2015. I have added to my calendar all regular events: Gym Date nights Bike riding Blog writing Kids drop off School holidays Mancasions Rob & Nat Holidays Unavailable time Golf – practice & play Meetings – team, board, forum Conferences to attend etc Anything that is known or…

Burning the Brand

With the increasing development of technology many companies have been forced to close their doors or reinvent themselves. Think of the products that have gone by the wayside due to the digital economy; Kodak, Walkman, record stores. Our business, Proactive Accountants Network (PAN) is no different. Established for nine years, with team members in four countries…

It’s a connected world

Right now I am sitting in a jungle camp site in Thailand (I kid you not) with 3G on my phone and 6Meg wireless running through the camp. Already this morning I have looked at my emails through Gmail, I checked out Facebook for 5 minutes, I checked my bank accounts, I accepted 11 new LinkedIN connection requests, I…