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The cloud’s competitive advantages

There has never been a better time to start your own business. Let me explain why…By Michael J. Walls Lately, I have focused on how cloud technology can transform an existing business, but what if you want to start your own business? How can cloud technology help a start-up? The good news is that there has… Read More The cloud’s competitive advantages

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The trends of tomorrow

Here are the 14 ways Chartered Accountants and the wider profession are likely to evolve into the future. In 1996, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was famously beaten by IBM’s supercomputer, ‘Deep Blue’. This event was heralded as the real dawn of the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and the beginning of the eclipse of human intelligence.… Read More The trends of tomorrow

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The four drivers of change

Since the turn of this century, the accountancy profession has undergone exponential development and evolution. Not so long ago the stereotypical view (rightly or wrongly) of an accountant was of a dull, old, grey-haired man (not a typo!) crunching the numbers in a back office. Expectations were low; these accountants were not ‘people people’. They… Read More The four drivers of change

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How to develop a growth mindset culture

Following Microsoft’s transformational experience, organisations can create a growth mindset culture in five simple steps. In my seven years at Microsoft, I have seen our culture transform. Fundamental to this transformation is the belief in a growth mindset, which starts with the understanding that everyone can grow and develop; that potential is nurtured, not pre-determined; and… Read More How to develop a growth mindset culture

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Beyond Blockchain

Blockchain might be the trend du jour, but it is just one part of the distributed ledger  technology revolution. I am going to be completely honest: I am not a blockchain expert. But I do have a strong interest in how blockchain technology is going to change our profession.In 2017, I joined a MeetUp group – Blockchain… Read More Beyond Blockchain

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Effective board leadership

Board leadership requires decisiveness and emotional intelligence, particularly when the company in question is in the eye of a storm. There has never been a greater focus on boards and the critical role the board plays in the stewardship of an organisation and ensuring a sustainable future for its shareholders and stakeholders. The launch in… Read More Effective board leadership