Imagine someone taps you on the shoulder, but you can’t see him or it. An authoritative voice you believe says there will be 7 years of prosperity in your business followed by 7 lean years of declining sales. What’s your next move? Calling your therapist is not an option.[Read more…] about Can God Forecast Accurately?
Are you a financial leader in a small business? Are you the controller? Or are you the small business tax firm who keeps more money in the pockets of the owners? Have you wondered what books these owners should be reading?[Read more…] about What Are the Best Business Books for Small Business Owners?
I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you probably don’t mind map any of the books you read. If you do, it’s probably a rare occurrence. I use mind mapping software regularly, and I can count on one hand the number of books I’ve mapped.[Read more…] about Mind Mapping Books
Some of the best advice I ever received on selling is something so few mid-sized sales departments ever do, and that’s to create a list of prospects they want to see. Dan Sullivan of the Strategic Coach teaches such a process.[Read more…] about The Most Self-Assured Comment I’ve Ever Read on Selling
If you’ve read Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited, you are familiar with his mantra of working on the business instead of in the business. Even financial leaders should be working on their departments, not just in them. But is that the right or full message?[Read more…] about Michael Gerber is Partly Right, Partly Wrong
How’s your reading coming along in the new year? Has the cold winter brought you closer to the fireplace with your favorite books? Did those books inform, inspire, or entertain? Perhaps all three?[Read more…] about Revisiting the February 2019 Reading List
Every financial leader should read Drucker. But many will not because you don’t read Drucker, you study his writings carefully. You don’t read him fast, you go slowly taking notes. Reading Drucker requires work, but the reward is worth the effort.[Read more…] about Options to Reading Peter Drucker
Where is Don Draper when you need him? I need an attention-grabbing title for top accounting books all of us should consider reading. I need his help because this is a topic where I need help on getting you past the headline.[Read more…] about The Best Accounting Books Ever Written
If I ever meet you in person, don’t be surprised if I ask you, “So what are you reading these days?” Some of my favorite books are the result of these responses. I recently got to ask that question to someone I admire and respect.[Read more…] about Peter Lynch, What Are You Reading?
One of my kids is already a corporate controller, and he’s incredibly smart. He’s the type of smart who will be a CEO by the time he turns 40. So, I thought I’d give him the book The CEO Next Door for Christmas.[Read more…] about Please, Not Another Business Psycho Assessment