Book Review: Zero To One

Book Review: Zero To One

What would it be like to have coffee with Peter Thiel (the author + founder of Paypal), John Maynard Keynes, and ‘insert cliche philosopher name here’? That’s what this book feels like, and it’s a beautiful recipe for a delightful and...
Unplugging This Holiday + Stop Getting More Dumb

Unplugging This Holiday + Stop Getting More Dumb

I recently broke out some of my old musings. While thumbing through these old journals and blogs, I had an extremely humbling thought – I was more intelligent back then. This is extremely discouraging. As a ‘rising professional’, I pride myself on: getting better at...
Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

This is a pretty popular book amongst tech CEOs, and based on my conversations with ‘not that’ person, the book seems to be flying under the radar. It shouldn’t. It’s relevant across all verticals despite its briefer history of time approach through the last 20 years...
Thomson Reuters Users' Conference in Review

Thomson Reuters Users' Conference in Review

Xcentric attended, spoke at and sponsored the Thomson Reuters (TR) Users’ Conference again this year, and it was a blast. Held in DC at the Gaylord (great hotel; feels like you are outside – great place for a conference). Here is a simple review of take-a-ways...
Favorite Apps for Accountants

Favorite Apps for Accountants

The auditing profession has always required mobility and has been on the forefront of promoting mobile business technology, whether it be “luggable” computers, dial-up modems, or digital trial balance applications. The advent of the Internet greatly expanded the...