Deeper Weekend 2014



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:

My hair sucks. It sucks bad.   Since my hairline isn’t receding and I don’t have a bald spot, I don’t have male pattern baldness. Instead I’ve got female pattern baldness (FPB), which means really thin hair on top. The sides are bushy as hell, but the top is thinner than an Olsen twin.   […]
I don’t do CrossFit. I work out at home. In my garage. Alone. Partly because I’m an antisocial bastard. Partly because I’m cheap. Partly because it’s convenient. But mostly so I can watch TV with the sound on. Last Tuesday while I was doing dumbbell lunges¹, I caught this segment of The Daily Show.   […]
People often see me driving my 2007 Honda Civic, rocking my Old Navy jeans, and talking on my Blackberry Pearl, and they ask me, “Hey, Greg, how did you get so fricking successful?” Great question.   I’m so freaking successful because I’m so freaking happy.   How happy am I? I’m so happy, I only […]
Last month, I saw something that torqued my brain while I was driving to Cinnabon. Why was I headed to Cinnabon? Great question, Inspector General. I needed a four-pack to realize my lifelong dream of eating several Cinnabon Classic Rolls in my underpants during a movie marathon.   The day was lining up nicely for […]
To celebrate the Fourth of July, I went to a Salt Lake Bees baseball game with a bunch of my comedian friends. Here’s a pro tip: If you take your kids to a baseball game, try to not sit near a group of comedians. I’m just saying that when we got there, there was a […]
I was browsing HBR’s Twitter feed, trolling for some blog post inspiration. But what actually happened was simultaneous inspiration and kind of wanting to barf. I found an article called “Zoning Out Can Make You More Productive.” I space out all the time, and apparently, it makes me awesome.