Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Putting Out Fires

“We need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” – Desmond Tutu

The above quote made me think of CPAs. Of course, almost everything I read makes me think of CPAs!

It has been my observation that inside public accounting firms, a lot of people are constantly “putting out fires.” Firm administrators and some managing partners tell me that they can’t find time to address important firm initiatives because it seems like every day is a fire drill.

Have you ever stopped to contemplate what is causing the fires in the first place?

  • "My normal routine is pretty much putting out fires all day."
  • Vera Wang

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