Welcome back to issue 22 of Curated by Accountants.

It’s been a busy time in Australia and the rest of the word with conference season in full swing. Chris Ridd has a good wrap of BGL RegTech, Blake Oliver on Accountex USA and illumin8 on Xerocon Australia.

I’ve been really enjoying Karbon Academy. The conversations, learning and, most importantly the action items, have been great. If you haven’t enrolled make sure you don’t miss it next time.

And be sure to download Karbon’s latest report, The talent challenge: insights from Karbon’s 2017 talent survey.

Must-reads this month

How we explain cashflow and profit to our clients is super-important. Jason Andrew has a great summary of Mike Michalowicz’s book, Profit First, on how to apply this to the businesses you help.

An interesting read (from a non-accountant) on lessons learned tracking every hour in their year.

A nice wrap from ChangeGPS on creating change in your business to get results.

For those of you who love reading, check out these tips to retain more from books.

And on the productivity theme, why successful people spend 10 hours a week on “Compound Time”.

Events not-to-be-missed

Don’t forget Karbon have an awesome series of webinars each month. Be sure to register for Identifying & capitalising on what drives your firm’s culture on 6 October.

Xerocon London on 4-5 October.

Spotlight is holding a series of mini transform events to help you seize opportunities with advisory work.

QBConnect San Jose on 15-17 November.

The Bold Accountant (Melbourne) on 5 Oct (use code Karbon for a complimentary ticket).

ChangeGPS Annual Conference (Sydney) on 30 November.

Podcast of the month

I’m a huge fan of the book, and now there’s a podcast by the co-founders of Basecamp: The Rework Podcast.

Quote of the month

“Success doesn’t just come and find you. You have to do and get it.”

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