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Tech Sector Leans Toward Industrial Mash-Ups

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

EY’s most recent Capital Confidence Barometer – Technology (CCB) has found tech executives are not nearly  as  optimistic as they were six months ago, and that they are even facing up to the reality of a low growth economy by adjusting their deal-making and business strategies.

This most recent version of the report surveyed 182 […]


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Deloitte Foundation Trueblood Seminars Underscore Audit Innovation

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Making sense of all the changes the modern accounting professional faces isn’t easy. Those who take on the responsibility need to corral the ever-changing herd of transformative innovations into the pen of traditional knowledge. The 51st American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation Robert M. Trueblood Seminars for Professors underscored the importance of innovation in developing tomorrow’s CPAs […]


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Incoming CEOs Selected From Outside Organizations

By Rob Starr. Big4.com content Manager.

The recent CEO Success Study from PwC’s Strategy& highlights noteworthy themes in succession planning and has found several new subjects worth paying attention to. The report looks at the geographic distribution, degree and nature of succession planning in the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. Spencer Herbst, a researcher at Strategy& and a Senior Associate […]


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Telecoms on shaky mobile ground

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

A new report from Capgemini Consulting   finds that nearly half (44%) of 5,700 global consumers surveyed would switch from a traditional service provider if  companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon introduced a mobile service. U.S. consumers reported even higher numbers at 52% and consumers cited ‘better service quality’ and ‘personalized experience’ as the […]


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A Good Mentor Boosts Your Attitude

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Dr. Paul Schempp directs a research laboratory at the University of Georgia and one of the primary study areas there that deals with experts and expertise. While there are many drivers shaping tomorrow’s business leaders, one of the keys  Professor Schempp’s work has uncovered is having a good mentor. He recently spoke with Big4.com […]


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How the right mindset leads you to a good mentor

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When Alisa Cohn talks about mentorship and sponsorship programs she brings a wealth of experience to any discussion. She was recently  appointed to the  Leadership Advisory Group to the President of the World Bank , has co-authored and authored several articles in the Boston Business Journal and Forbes.com and leveraged her twenty years of […]


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Finding A Mentor Means Doing Your Homework

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Managing life at work and the ascension up the career ladder can be difficult in these changing times. You need to have a clarity and focus to stay on an upward trajectory and a solid game plan to ensure your career stays on track. Managing a successful career also means understanding how best to use […]


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Who do you need in your support team when you are on Partner Track?

Getting to partner is not a sprint. It’s much more like a marathon, and like any top level endurance athlete, you will need a top level support team behind you.  This article is taken from my new book Poised for Partnership, and it sets out why a support team is so important, and who the key members need to […]


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Global Economic Crime Crests On Cyber Wave

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Over one third of American organizations have been victimized by an economic crime in the last 24 months and over half of those are expecting a breach from cyberspace in the same time frame, according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2016 US Results.

While the survey has a few focus areas like the continuing […]


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Capgemini Expands Blockchain Practice for Fintech

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Seeking to further the similar solutions across retail banking, commercial banking, global markets and the insurance industry they already have in place,  Capgemini is growing their blockchain-related technology specialist team to provide a broad range of consulting and technology services  in that arena including : feasibility studies, business case assessments, operating model design, advisory services […]


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Q1 affirms investor’s faith in the venture capital ecosystem

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 

The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters was recently released for  the first quarter. While it marked the ninth consecutive quarter with more than $10 billion in venture capital invested in a single quarter and a continuation of trends seen in  both 2014 and 2015, […]


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Why your brand needs to get twisted

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Julie Cottineau, author of Twist: How Fresh Perspectives Build Breakthrough Brands (Panoma Press), is founder and CEO of BrandTwist, a brand consultancy, and creator of Brand School Online, a premier learning program that teaches small business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profits how to create more distinctive and powerful brands that break-through crowded markets. […]


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American Workers Stressed Over Finances: PwC

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Kent Allison, National Leader of PwC’s Employee Financial Wellness Practice, supplies  several different explanations for the  less than rosy picture of the American worker’s financial picture his company has put together through their PwC Employee Financial Wellness Survey.

“We’ve been doing this for a number of years now and while the numbers always had inherent issues […]


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Next President’s Top Economic Priority? Social Security According To AICPA Poll

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

A new telephone survey of 1,005 U.S. adults conducted in March by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Institute of CPAs  (AICPA), finds almost two-in-three (64 percent) U.S. adults cited Social Security as the top economic issue for the next U.S. President to tackle. Although the percentages increased as they aged, the majority […]


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Prudent Networking Advice From Prudential

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Kenneth Ashe CPA, PMP, is the Finance Manager at Prudential Financial and an EY alum with experience in Fortune 500  companies. As a project management professional, he had some interesting insights about what goes into a successful networking campaign.

How important is networking in general to a career in the Big Four […]


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