James Solomons

Accounting, SMEs & Tech – thoughts, opinions & experiences

Thought of the day…don’t be afraid to try and fly :-)

We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down

– Kurt Vonnegut

Thought of the day…

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

– John Maxwell

No truer words spoken regarding how to get your team on the journey….

Average organisations give their people something to work on. Great organisations give their people something to work towards – Simon Sinek

Quote for the day….

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. – Jamie Paolinetti

The Full Stack Employee…

Following on from my earlier post re the article by Agnes King, here is the article by Chris Messina on the “Full Stack Employee”. Interesting read. Agree with pretty much all of it. I like the idea of the Polymath and think that any one that follows this “path” will be a valuable employee.

Accounting is more than just numbers……

At Xerocon 2015, AFR Editor & Accounting Industry writer Agnes King asked me about my thoughts on the issues plaguing new graduates coming into the industry and how they could get ahead. As many of you know, I am very interested in how our next generation of accountants will turn out and get very involved with Macquarie Uni to help ensure they are well trained and ready to hit the ground running when they graduate.

Here is Agnes’ article as it appeared on the AFR on 29/9/2015

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What accounting looked like 10 years ago…

My latest article as it appeared on Accountants Daily

“What accounting looked like ten years ago – and how the industry is changing”

Five years on from the turn of the millennium, the industry had gotten over its last major change – the introduction of GST. With small businesses now required to produce quarterly BAS statements as well as their annual tax returns, they were beginning to play around with looking after their own books.

Three things were happening:

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Quote – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn

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