Welcome to issue #28 of Curated by Accountants. Accounting Business Expo has just wrapped up in Australia. Check out this quick video with some pics (thanks, Wayne).

For those of you who are Karbon users, we have put together a Slack Community Group (driven by Karbon users). Let me know if you would like to be invited.

Must-reads this month

There has been lots of buzz and discussion over the last few months on AI, chatbots and what it all means for the accounting and small business industries. Xero is releasing articles on what they are doing with machine learning, Intuit has a report on AI, there is a nice discussion piece courtesy of Paul Meissner questioning what we have now, and Digital First explored how machine learning and artificial intelligence will change accounting.

Practice Ignition is writing a book on growing and scaling your firm. They’ve shared chapter one: understand and track your firm’s key metrics.

Jason Andrew is back with an excellent article outlining how your customers are killing your business.

Thanks for your feedback on the special leadership edition last month. I’ve had a ton of questions about performance reviews, so here is a 3-part series on the 15 best questions for effective employee evaluation— Part one,  part two and  part three.

Events not-to-be-missed

Accountex UK — 23-24 May 2018

QuickBooks Connect Sydney — 24 May

Podcast of the month

From the Trenches is celebrating their 50th episode. Some great debates in this collection.

Quote of the month

“Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you” — Tim Ferriss

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