Monthly Archives: March 2012

MF Global: The buck stops where?

President Harry Truman is known for the plaque on his desk: The Buck Stops Here. Ultimately, everything is the responsibility of the person at the top.  Contrast this with the Iran-Contra Scandal, a fiasco blamed in its entirety on Colonel

MF Global: The buck stops where?

President Harry Truman is known for the plaque on his desk: The Buck Stops Here. Ultimately, everything is the responsibility of the person at the top.  Contrast this with the Iran-Contra Scandal, a fiasco blamed in its entirety on Colonel

An Abundance Mentality

The abundance mentality says that we can all prosper together. Your prosperity contributes to mine and my prosperity contributes to yours. I wish more of the world thought this way.  We are all familiar with the stereotypical rich businessman who

An Abundance Mentality

The abundance mentality says that we can all prosper together. Your prosperity contributes to mine and my prosperity contributes to yours. I wish more of the world thought this way.  We are all familiar with the stereotypical rich businessman who

What’s legal but not logical, logical but not legal, and neither logical nor legal?

Dad e-mailed me this one last night: A young Law student, having failed his Law exam, goes up to his crusty old professor, who is renowned for his razor-sharp legal mind.   Student: “Sir, do you really understand everything about this

What’s legal but not logical, logical but not legal, and neither logical nor legal?

Dad e-mailed me this one last night: A young Law student, having failed his Law exam, goes up to his crusty old professor, who is renowned for his razor-sharp legal mind.   Student: “Sir, do you really understand everything about this

Should/can accountants be creative?

Martin Quinn wrote an interesting blog last week about accountants’ creativity.  He infers that accounting might actually obstruct good decision-making: Of course, financial accounting (the external reporting of results basically) is less helpful (or “completely useless” as one business owner

Should/can accountants be creative?

Martin Quinn wrote an interesting blog last week about accountants’ creativity.  He infers that accounting might actually obstruct good decision-making: Of course, financial accounting (the external reporting of results basically) is less helpful (or “completely useless” as one business owner