Best on Ground
Paul appointed to Australian federal Govt Advisory group. With Kate Carnell and Peter Strong
New CA program pathways re opens debate on the value of professional membership https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6487091624361988096
BGL - 40 releases last year. When we talk about innovation we should be talking about this.
Voice Activated tech is all the rage at CES, will it take on for time sheets?
Second tier lender transparency Ondeck and Banjo
My Prosperity Client Persona’s https://www.myprosperity.com.au/blog/5-common-client-personas
Special for our Listeners
Buyer personas are the start of your marketing plans. Sequel CFO (David's business) uses personas to define the type of franchisees he wants to attract, you can check them out here https://www.sequelcfo.com/franchising
To plan out buyer personas for your firm you can use the template David used https://offers.hubspot.com/persona-templates
Worst on Ground
NAB’s attempt to engage staff with the royal commission is cringe worthy
With many law firms faking their ‘’new law’’ credentials, are there any accounting firms faking their innovation credentials?https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/newlaw/24712-observations-on-newlaw-in-australia-in-2018
Virtual working doesn’t work hey? https://www.accountingweb.com/community/blogs/craig-smalley/why-the-virtual-office-doesnt-work-for-cpas
KPMG fines staff for not doing timesheets. https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/practice/general-practice/kpmg-employees-face-ps100-late-timesheets-fine
In Depth - 2019 Planning
Don't think big. Stop thinking big for a 12 month plan
Only have 2
Don’t include financials: This is the accountant’s mistake. This is budgeting. You budget to support your goals.
Design CEO (run by Cameron Schwab) agent of trust worksheet. For everything you want to do you need to focus on what to stop doing. Check it out here http://www.designceo.com.au/
Where you want to be. “What does winning look like?” and plotting how to get there
What to stop doing is more powerful than what to start doing. Simplify processes and stop wasted time.