Curated by Accountants for Accountants – December 2015
Welcome to the first issue of Curated by Accountants for Accountants.
Each month I’ll be sharing a short summary of thought-provoking reads from our peers, not-to-be-missed events, podcasts worth listening to, and anything else on the state of the Industry I think you will find interesting.
But why? Too long for an email! Read the full blogpost here.
So let’s get started!
Must reads this month
5 secrets to building a scalable practice — Nice read by Scott Lynch of Beanstalk Accountants
Becoming a CFO for your client base — Fantastic how-to by Guy Pearson
Hiring: Why attitude trumps ability — Lessons from Greg Sheehan of RightWay
Customer Service 101: Five ways to Get Loyal Customers — by Double Rule
January events not to be missed
January in Australia tends to be a “quiet” month (if there is such a thing). People on holidays, summer, cold beer, and not a large amount of deadlines. So what better time to think about what you want to achieve in the next 365 days?!
I’ll be running a 4-part webinar series every Friday with the sole objective of sharing how to build a practice that can kick arse in 2016.
#1 Reflection & Self-awareness — 8 January 2016, 12.30pm
#2 Design the firm of your dreams — 15 January 2016, 12.30pm
#3 Building the team that will get you there — 22 January 2016, 12.30pm
#4 The DO and the HOW: make a plan! — 29 January 2016, 12.30pm
All session times in Australian Eastern Daylight Time, check these sessions in your time here. If you cannot attend, register to receive a recording.
Quote of the month
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” — Abraham Lincoln
Podcast of the month
Xero In — the new podcast series from Xero.
Granted, this is a little biased as I was interviewed for the last podcast: How to eliminate, automate and delegate. The series interviews a range of business owners highlighting issues businesses face and ideas on how to overcome them.
Book of the month
Rework: Change the way you work forever by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
I’ve read and re-read Rework four times now. Everytime I read it I always learn something new. It’s a great short read focused on change – something very relevant in 2016. Buy it here.
I hope you enjoyed this issue, I’d love your feedback so please write back!