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Episode 14

Simplicity Discussion 2.0 and an Interview With Our Most Omniscient Guest to Date, Rick Telberg

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Show Notes:

Co-created by the CloudSolutions Alliance

Thank you Michael Hsu of DeepSky for introducing this month’s THRIVEcast.

Jason and Greg discuss simplicity once again. Greg suggests that CPA firms have quite a bit of power over their customers and should treat that very carefully. Jason makes the point that making something simple for your customer may actually create additional work for you. Jason and Greg get pretty excited over their idea of using video engagement letters.

Rick Telberg shares the short version of how he came to work in the accounting profession. He offers his insights into our changing profession, addressing topics such as technology, CPE vs. real learning, communities, and how the 150 hour rule was harmful to CPA firms and accountants.

Mentioned in the show:
Magen Smith
Beast Ball and the Magic of Simplicity
Simplicity is the New Elegance
CPA Trendlines
Brenda Richter
Bay Street Group, LLC
The Accountant’s Bad Joke Book
Accounting Today
Barry Melancon

Co-created by the CloudSolutions Alliance:
The THRIVEal +CPA Network and The CloudSolutions Alliance have made the THRIVEcast possible. Here’s a shout out to the CloudSolutions Alliance, which consists of Smartvault, Freshbooks, Fujitsu, Avalara, Shoeboxed, and XCM Solutions.  Check them out!

Audio Engineering by:
Shane McMullin of Ninth Hour Productions

This month’s guest: Rick Telberg

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Rick Telberg is a veteran analyst, advisor, commentator, editor and publisher. He brings a unique background and perspective to research and advisory services for the professional services community.

Mr. Telberg may well be the accounting profession’s most widely-known commentator through his long associations with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accounting Today magazine, and today, CPA Trendlines.

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