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Greg

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Greg Kyte

Greg was born in Akron, Ohio, in the shadow of the Firestone tire factory. He began swimming competitively when he was eight for the Mountlake Terrace Lemmings. He graduated in 1995 from the University of Washington with a math degree. He chose math for the ladies. After serving ten-years as an 8th grade math teacher, he decided it was time for a career change mainly because he “couldn’t stand those little bastards.” He began his accounting career with a local CPA firm in Orem, Utah, where he consistently failed the QuickBooks ProAdvisor advanced certification exam. Greg is the co-host of a monthly podcast that you’ve never heard of. He is a regular blogger for both Going Concern and the THRIVEal CPA Network. In 2011 he was awarded the “G. Robert Newhart Non-Value Added Fellowship” of the VeraSage Institute. Accounting Today recognized him as “one to watch” in its 2012 list of the Top 100 Most Influential people in the accounting profession. He didn’t make the list; he made a sidebar to the list. Over the past ten years, Greg has established himself as a unique voice in the world of stand up comedy. He has shared the stage with Rob Schneider, Finesse Mitchell and Weird Al Yankovic and was a finalist in the 2011 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Greg currently works as the controller for the Utah Valley Physicians Plaza. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and two kids. He enjoys skipping church, drinking coffee, and swearing.

Recent articles from Greg:

I don’t really like punk rock music, but I love punk rock’s ethos.   I don’t like the Ramones, and I don’t like Neil Diamond. But I’d proudly wear a Ramones t-shirt because of what they stand for, and I’d unhesitatingly burn all Neil Diamond merch because Neil Diamond songs are like hairballs in my […]
I finally finished Nudge, the behavioral economics book about choice architecture. At one point the authors were talking about how to structure the choice to become an organ donor. They suggested requiring people to choose one of three options: yes, harvest my organs; no, leave my organs alone, Dr. Frankenstein; and “Not Sure.”   When […]
“You wanna know why I’m getting out of the game?”   I really didn’t give a crap. But I didn’t tell him that I didn’t give a crap, so he told me anyway.   “It’s because I have to work with millennials.”   And that got my attention. This guy should be getting out of […]
From early 2015 to late 2016, my wife and I were seeing a marriage counselor on a weekly basis. He billed us by the hour (as psychologists tend to do), and it seemed like it wasn’t the best use of my time on his couch to educate him on the perils of the billable hour. […]