Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Family or Community

“Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.” – Wayne Huizenga

I read a couple of quotes this week that caused me to contemplate life inside a CPA firm.

So many firms proudly state that their firm (that employs people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures, and personal beliefs) is a family. The CPA firms I have interacted with that function as a family is a firm that family members own. And most family firms employ people who are not relatives.

So, does saying you treat everyone working at our firm like family really a true statement?

Here are the two quotations.

“Unless you are a family business, your team is not a family.” – Todd Henry

“A community is a group of people who agree to grow together.” – Simon Sinek

I hope you are building a community.

  • "The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going."
  • George Carlin

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