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December 20, 2011


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Tom Hood


Love it! Data is the new Plastics and I remember the movie and the scene about careers from The Graduate.

I would add two things to this, structured data (like what XBRL Global Ledger is about) and visualization. Making sense of the data in a way that people can easily grasp is how CPAs can add value. Combined with their disciplined thinking around accounting standards if applied to more data can lead to some desperately needed skills for 2012 and beyond.

I recently attended an XBRL US Conference where they talked about students in accounting being able to accelerate their careers by 3-5 years if they understand Data (and XBRL).

This was also a major trend in the CPA Horizons 2025 Project.

Data, enough said! and also stay away from my wife, too :)

Hope you have a terrific 2012 and let's talk about working on that student future forum back east soon.

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