Monthly Archives: November 2011

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CPA Ethics Course Hacks

Mike C. writes: I found an interesting article in the Star-Ledger.  http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/audit_record_number_of_license.html New Jersey began investigating whether CPA’s have been honest about their education requirements, including ethics classes and other CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits. They found that about 4%

/ CPA

CPA Ethics Course Hacks

Mike C. writes: I found an interesting article in the Star-Ledger.  http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/audit_record_number_of_license.html New Jersey began investigating whether CPA’s have been honest about their education requirements, including ethics classes and other CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits. They found that about 4%

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Hans off our GAAP!

IASB Chair Hans Hoogervorst(Photo from IFRS) Hockey93 writes: The chairman of the IASB says that the main thing need from the U.S now in regards to a transition to one set of standards is clarity on which way the U.S

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Hans off our GAAP!

IASB Chair Hans Hoogervorst(Photo from IFRS) Hockey93 writes: The chairman of the IASB says that the main thing need from the U.S now in regards to a transition to one set of standards is clarity on which way the U.S

2000 Hits!

We just made our 2000th hit!

2000 Hits!

We just made our 2000th hit!

Why do smart people do stupid nasty things?

You’ll find a great interview with Nobel-Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman in today’s Freakonomics blog.  Kahneman’s contribution (along with Amos Twersky) to behavioral economics addresses the question I so often ask: How could _______ be so stupid? For example, for all

Why do smart people do stupid nasty things?

You’ll find a great interview with Nobel-Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman in today’s Freakonomics blog.  Kahneman’s contribution (along with Amos Twersky) to behavioral economics addresses the question I so often ask: How could _______ be so stupid? For example, for all

Is greed good?

In Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) delivers the following memorable speech (please don’t mind the international subtitles): Gekko compares the capitalist system to natural evolution and evolution is good, isn’t it?  So if greed drives evolution in

Is greed good?

In Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) delivers the following memorable speech (please don’t mind the international subtitles): Gekko compares the capitalist system to natural evolution and evolution is good, isn’t it?  So if greed drives evolution in

10 lessons to learn from the Pilgrims

In honor of Thanksgiving: Don’t be afraid to try something new.  If England is not working out, try the New World.  If your job isn’t working out, try a new one. Eat healthy. Eat organically-grown whole grains and free-range poultry. Keep an

10 lessons to learn from the Pilgrims

In honor of Thanksgiving: Don’t be afraid to try something new.  If England is not working out, try the New World.  If your job isn’t working out, try a new one. Eat healthy. Eat organically-grown whole grains and free-range poultry. Keep an

UBIT? You bet!

Blackswan87 writes: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-17/harvard-hotel-draws-irs-scrutiny.html Schools are cheating. As ironic as the statement is, it is, nevertheless, true the IRS puts forth. Many Universities are allegedly cheating on their taxes, claiming exemptions on non-educational businesses when there ought not be any, and

UBIT? You bet!

Blackswan87 writes: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-17/harvard-hotel-draws-irs-scrutiny.html Schools are cheating. As ironic as the statement is, it is, nevertheless, true the IRS puts forth. Many Universities are allegedly cheating on their taxes, claiming exemptions on non-educational businesses when there ought not be any, and