19. Empathy

It was a good news week in accounting land as Paul and David share their happier moments including PWC using street media to promote their tax service for Uber drivers, new pricing trends in the legal world that may impact us, a flurry of applicants for the new CPA board and a reassuring message about our ability to adapt to new technology over the decades. 

Media watch takes a look under the hood of Blockchain whilst an AI chat bot fail leads to hilarious results. 

5 on 5 is with Frank Zinghini from Field Group who marks our first non firm owner interview! 

BOG

DAVID

Microsoft is changing the way their lawyers price (and its not more hourly billing) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/business/dealbook/paying-lawyers-by-hour-microsoft.html 

PWC's Airtax is advertising on the street https://www.airtax.io/ 

PAUL

Robots have tried to take our jobs for over 200 years, they keep failing https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6300235577182814208/ 

WOG

DAVID

More people die from lack of sleep than road accidents. WHAT!

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/tiredness-killing-aussies-with-more-than-3000-deaths-a-year-linked-to-lack-of-sleep/news-story/479abf7f33de0e3cf2f6417c9e2f1309

 

Media Watch

Blockchain is not our priority right now, Rod Drury will tell us when it is though. https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/columns/10624-blockchain-why-it-s-time-for-the-accounting-industry-to-get-on-board

Indepth

Why do accountant need empathy and emotional intelligence??