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I had a great live call the other day with the Blumer CPAs Creative Coaching Course I run online.  We were discussing the book Start With Why by Simon Sinek, and eventually found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a discussion about ‘Value Experiences.’

One of my clients began sharing the virtues of wine.  I perked up.

If you don’t know anything about wine, then you may not be willing to pay for the $10 glass at dinner.  You’ll settle for the $3 glass of wine.  But, if some friend invites you out to a fun wine tasting, then you may actually learn a thing or two about tannins, bouquet and petillant.

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I had a great live call the other day with the Blumer CPAs Creative Coaching Course I run online.  We were discussing the book Start With Why by Simon Sinek, and eventually found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a discussion about ‘Value Experiences.’

One of my clients began sharing the virtues of wine.  I perked up.

If you don’t know anything about wine, then you may not be willing to pay for the $10 glass at dinner.  You’ll settle for the $3 glass of wine.  But, if some friend invites you out to a fun wine tasting, then you may actually learn a thing or two about tannins, bouquet and petillant.

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THRIVEal just wrapped up Software week and I think my brain is still hurting. We were able to see a demonstration of 8 different products in 5 days (May 14-18, 2012) and get a feel for the culture of each company. Each company has different strengths, weaknesses, target markets, and overall outlook on what accounting software should provide. I feel like I have more tools in my toolbelt to better blow my customer’s mind and match the software to their needs. It was an exciting week, to say the least!

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THRIVEal just wrapped up Software week and I think my brain is still hurting. We were able to see a demonstration of 8 different products in 5 days (May 14-18, 2012) and get a feel for the culture of each company. Each company has different strengths, weaknesses, target markets, and overall outlook on what accounting software should provide. I feel like I have more tools in my toolbelt to better blow my customer’s mind and match the software to their needs. It was an exciting week, to say the least!

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As I began hammering out a hiring process for our CPA firm, I realized about half way through that nowhere in the process had I even considered requesting a resume. Later, I did insert that as an optional step about halfway through the process. But why? (Always start with why!) The more I thought about it, the more I wondered what purpose the traditional resume serves in our digital world.

What has been the purpose for creating and sending resumes to potential employers? To land an interview. Our idea was to have people fill out a wufoo form online to give us some very general information and then we would go from there to see if an interview was warranted.

If our potential team members want to give us a traditional resume (a few already have), that is fine. The information is helpful. However, if that same information can be provided in a well written email, a video, or over the course of a few interviews, then a resume will certainly not be required to work with us.

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