Welcome back to issue 23 of Curated by Accountants.

In case you missed it last month, make sure you explore the new edition of Karbon Magazine— Talent: the biggest challenge for accounting firms.

 

Must-reads this month

I love this from Jason Andrew: UX & product designers are making us dumber.

For those of you who have missed out on any of the Cloud Accountant Meetups in Brisbane, the lovely Heather Smith has uploaded the last four videos:

A nice wrap-up of Xerocon UK + AU.

Accountants’ days are often full of meetings, so it’s super-important that these meetings have a structure. This is a great article from Seth Godin on the crisp meeting.

A look at managing poor employee performance.

The 5-Hour Rule: if you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible.

 

Events not-to-be-missed

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

QBConnect San Jose on 15-17 November.

ChangeGPS Annual Conference  (Sydney) on 30 November.

Practice Paradox Modern Business Masterclass is on 29th November-1st December (Brisbane). Attend this preview webinar to learn what you’ll get out of the event.

Xerocon Austin 6-7th December (USA)

Podcast of the month

Friction with Bob Sutton is a short podcast from Stanford.

Quote of the month

“There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.”

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