Were you as angry as I was at the headlines and media focus on a clearly misguided element of the latest report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)? Committee chairman Margaret Hodge said accountants seconded to government represented a "ridiculous conflict of interest" that should be ended. She had clearly made up her mind based on no real evidence
In early 2013 Professor Richard Susskind published a new book, 'Tomorrow's lawyers'. This included some updated observations of the views expressed in his previous book, published in 2008: The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services. As I share many of Professor Susskind's views I thought I would pick out one theme for this blog.
It's now 7 years since I started the transition into a portfolio career and next month I will be speaking about this at an event organised by ICAEW. Full details here>>> Starting at 5.30pm on the evening of 13 May at One Moorgate Place in London, this event will be of use and value to
I had to laugh when I saw this headline in the Times on Saturday: "Barrister loses dispute over tax avoidance". I checked it out and it's true. A leading Tax Counsel has failed in his claims that a LEGAL tax avoidance scheme reduced his tax bill. In other words, it was ineffective. Ten years ago
If you had to choose, which three adjectives do you think best describe you, as a person, as an accountant? I doubt you would opt to include 'Boring' as one of the three. It can be quite instructive to write down the three words you choose and then to ask other people how they would
Over the years I have addressed this topic many times in training sessions that explained how to make more profits from your smaller clients (without fancy schemes)*. It seems that I have yet to include on this blog the opening summary in which I share what seem to me to be the only six ways in
"Boring is Easy, everyone can be boring". Don't take my word for it. Listen to this pep talk from Kid President: Kid President is actually 9-year-old boy, Robbie Nova, who was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta ("Brittle Bone syndrome"). His video has been seen by over 17 million people at the time of writing and is