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Deeper Weekend 2014

Greg

Kyte

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:

You’re a cow and you’re giving away your advisory milk for free. Your advisory milk is your most valuable milk. It’d be stupid for a cow to not charge for its organic dairy-free vanilla almond milk.   A huge topic of conversation at this year’s Deeper Weekend was how easy it is to give away […]
HIRING. That’s it. The one thing you’re doing totally wrong is you’re hiring the wrong people. All your other problems stem from this. Jim Collins in his book Good to Great says, “The executives who ignited the transformations from good to great did not first figure out where to drive the bus and then get […]
I hate the Teacups. I get way too barfy because I get motion sick way too easy. And because of the nausea, I get sour grapes, too. I mean everyone looks like they’re having a blast, but you’re just spinning in circles like an idiot, right?   My son loves LegoLand. I love it, too, […]