Thursday, January 5th, 2006


Because of you, my colleagues in the world of CPA firm management and because of your many questions and loyal following, I am getting up to speed with my very own Blog!

Today’s post is my third, so it’s time to get the word out to all of you that it exists and hopefully you will check it at least weekly (I am trying to post items daily).

My goal is to simply trigger ideas and actions for you to make your life in CPA Firm Management even more of a passion than it already is!

Suggested Reading for 2006

Reading and research are a fact of life for a successful managing partner or firm administrator. The best ones thrive on keeping current with what is happening in the CPA profession and the world of CPA firm management. Here are a few sources:

Accounting Today Thomson Financial
CPA Practice Management Forum CCH
Partner Advantage Advisory editor – August Aquila
The Practical Accountant
Inside Public Accounting – formerly Bowman’s
Accounting Office Management
& Administrative Report IOMA,
AICPA MAP Handbook AICPA – also available on-line

Managing The Professional
Services Firm David H. Maister (
True Professionalism David H. Maister (
First Among Equals (
The Professional Service Firm 50 Tom Peters
Aligning the Stars Jay Lorsch & Thomas J. Tierney
Client Centered Service David Cottle
I Hate Selling (for CPAs) Allan Boress
1001 Ways To Reward Employees Bob Nelson
Built to Last James Collins, Jerry Porras
Good to Great James Collins
The Servant Leader James Autry
Leadership and Self-Deception The Arbinger Institute
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni
Death By Meeting Patrick Lencioni
Any book by: John C. Maxwell

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