Q. Make a prediction: describe your vision of the business future.
I predict that tax and accounting will become more complex. Practitioners will be moved toward even greater specialization. If we imagine a spectrum with complete specialization at one end and no specialization on the other, I see the movement away from the middle and toward both ends.
Q. What is the toughest business decision you have ever made?
Guiding employees away from accounting when that was right for them.
Q. What is your proudest moment?
In business, it was receiving an award from a former employer for my work in mentoring younger accountants. The staff of the firm voted for this award. It meant a lot to me.
Beyond the Boardroom
Desert island wish list:
Assuming there is food and water; a good library and good company.
“…It eluded us then, but that’s no matter-tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther….And one fine morning –“ Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
A book about Eleanor of Aquitaine
The Sandpiper starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
One word that best describes you: