New Book from CPA Firm Consultant
post # 513 — March 6, 2008 — a General post
Normally, I’m not a big fan of business books written in the form of fictional fables. But there’s anew book by Gale Crosley (a consultant to CPAs) and Debbie Stover (a freelance writer) called AT THE CROSSROADS: The Remarkable CPA Firm that Nearly Crashed Then Soared.
It describes a small accounting firm with realistically-drawn issues based on all-too-human partner types. The managing partner of a friendly firm (the proxy for the consultant author) guides them through a retreat and planning process to turn the firm around.
What I like adbout the (well-written, well-paced) story is that it avoided idealism, drew attention to the tough choices that improved performance requires, and didn’t pretend (too much) to have a magic formula for success.
The book probably won’t appeal to big-frim types, but is relevant across a broad spectrum oof industries and professions.