Plus, why you procrastinate
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News and Resources
News & Resources
CPA candidates: Notice to Schedule delays
MNCPA alert
NASBA is experiencing delays in issuing the Notice to Schedule (NTS) to CPA exam candidates. Those experiencing delays should contact the Minnesota Board of Accountancy for assistance.
ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Lease accounting: A private company perspective
Journal of Accountancy
When it comes to lease accounting adoption, public companies have been there, done that. They've also learned a few lessons along the way. Keep reading, private company CPAs. Now it's your turn.
ECONOMY
Which Minnesota products are shipped the most?
Pioneer Press
Thousands of products. Hundreds of countries. In short, Minnesota businesses are killing it.
FRAUD
'Dirty Dozen' list of tax scams: IRS encourages taxpayers to remain vigilant year-round
IRS
Bad guys are prowling for ways to put taxpayers at risk. The IRS' message to you: Be aggressive; you've got to be aggressive.
HUMAN RESOURCES
Older professionals face discrimination at work -- here's why your company should change that
LinkedIn Talent Blog
Ageism in the workplace warrants attention, but not only to avoid litigation. Savvy companies recognize the advantages that come from hiring across generations.
JUST FOR FUN
This U of M student's robot hates geese as much as you do
Twin Cities Business
Anyone who has ever been scolded by a goose while circling Lake of the Isles will appreciate this. How could this creative concept cross over to your company?
LEADERSHIP
How to regain your confidence when it falters
Strategy + Business
Some days you've got it going on. Other days, not so much. Next time your confidence takes a dip, enlist these strategies to climb your way out.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Purpose-driven due diligence in M&A
Willis Towers Watson
Mergers and acquisitions require more than a "check the box" approach to sealing the deal. Keep your eyes on the prize by focusing on two key business questions.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Finding and refining your voice
Thin Difference
Thanks to technology, speaking up is easier than ever. That's why it's important to make sure what you're saying matters.
Why you procrastinate (it has nothing to do with self-control)
The New York Times
"Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem." So, stop calling yourself lazy and focus on what's driving your bad mood instead.
TECHNOLOGY
Big Four dominates blockchain jobs market
coindesk
Interested in blockchain? Deloitte, KPMG and EY are interested in hearing from you!
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Meet the author
Anne Janotta Erickson
Senior business & industry marketing coordinator
Singing Anne
Fun fact: I sing a mean "Ice Ice Baby."
Within this musical masterpiece, there's a line that reminds me of you. Yes, you.
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