Best on Ground
Patti & Scott Scharf - Great catch up. Amazing how small the world of accounting is and how the conversations about advisory, technology, pricing, etc are far different to a lot of the general conversations out there, especially by salespeople.
Compliance is far from dead in the USA: Sales Tax https://www.avataxrates.com/
Reading is good for your brain, listening about reading isn’t as much https://twitter.com/damonayoung/status/1114797728502935552?s=19
Sustainable Growth Vs Scaling = Great to see a big tech company having a realistic conversation https://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/uncategorized/why-its-time-to-stop-thinking-about-scaling/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
RBXxchange - the explosive bookkeeper v accountant conversation that ended in a very productive chat with ATT Director Cassandra Scott.
Worst on Ground
Fathom's response to Goal Seek Analysis: https://support.fathomhq.com/using-the-analysis-tools/goalseek-analysis
Accountants Daily article on the IGT report: https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/business/12875-igt-heralds-accountants-business-model-change
More awareness of flexible work conditions done badly. https://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/a-full-time-role-in-part-time-hours-the-truth-about-flexible-work-20190405-p51b88.html
Indepth: Being Present - The victim of the work from anywhere culture
Work life balance used to be about the amount of time you spent at work. But with more and more people not really having an ‘’at work’’ mode or place, work is kind of everywhere all the time. This puts pressure on being present.
Now Australia overall doesn't have it that bad, according to the OECD better life index, we rank 30/38 countries for working "very long hours" (50 or more) with just 13.8% of us doing so and the trend is down .2% since 2005.
What impact does this have on: you, your family, staff and clients? This was an issue raised in an earlier FTT episode where we were joined by both Paul and David's FCA fathers - how does this new generation deal with being 'aways on'?