How To Take The Pain Out Of Busy Season

Blake and David discuss the challenges of busy season and achieving work-life balance as accountants. They also debate the value and investment risks of cryptocurrency and analyze global economic impacts like outflows from China's economy. They also review some of the latest AI trends including self-driving vehicle safety data, and examine some recent news regarding a software error falsely accusing hundreds, an SEC crypto ETF approval, and a feel-good small town tax budget balanced without rate hikes thanks to a new accounting system implementation. Grab your favorite snack and have a listen!

  • (00:31) - Welcome to the show. Blake has been traveling
  • (07:04) - How can accountants attract lifelong customers
  • (09:59) - KPMG working to reduce late hours and weekend work
  • (16:08) - UK coffee shop introduces subscription pricing
  • (19:54) - Are accounting tech jobs more balanced?
  • (21:49) - We did a bonus interview with Rightworks and more AI updates
  • (24:32) - Waymo caused accidents vs human drivers
  • (29:39) - Are AI-caused layoffs coming?
  • (31:29) - The SEC approves crypto ETFs
  • (34:52) - NYT story on NYU student's $6 million crypto mine
  • (39:35) - Update on UK Postal scandal and Fujitsu
  • (43:52) - An estimated $50 billion per month moved out of China in 2023
  • (47:54) - Hydroxychloroquine and putting numbers in perspective
  • (51:14) - David's personal information may have been leaked in the Framework leak
  • (53:08) - GM suing the city of San Francisco over taxes
  • (55:23) - Small Pennsylvania town cancels tax hikes after new accounting system finds unaccounted revenue
  • (56:25) - Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe


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David Leary
David Leary
President and Founder, Sombrero Apps Company
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