Francine McKenna, the Accounting Watchdog at Forbes, is famous for metaphorically thrusting her stiletto heels through the public facade of the largest audit firms. In “Don’t Count On Europe To Reform Auditors And Accounting,” she stabs Michael Barnier’s idea for controlling said large audit firms in Europe. I agree with her.
I thought being a government regulator (or a large audit firm spokesperson) came with the perk of never having to say, “I’m sorry.” The Street reports on a “sort of, you know what I mean” apology by Mary Schapiro in “Bucket List of Apologies — SEC Edition.” If she wants to apologize, I suggest she start with one for forcing us to consider IFRS adoption in the U.S.
Look for Facebook to benefit from a huge influx of talent. In “Facebook is stealing employees from everyone,” Emil Protalinksi of ZDNet reports that Facebook has a net inflow of employees from each of five large competitors (Microsoft, Apple, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo!). Also, Yahoo! has a net outflow to each of the others. It’s been years since I Yahoo-ed.
Jim Schaefer, my favorite social media marketing professor, reveals his travel bag of electronics in, “The blogger’s electronic arsenal.” Maybe I can get a few of them as hand me downs.
There are some hilarious ideas for Facebook products in “15 Ridiculous Facebook Items You Can Buy On Etsy.” Especially the brassiere.
Best Twitter line of the week is “Does Your Personal Brand Look More Like a 19th Century Dial Phone Then a 21st Century Smart IPhone?” by @sarilawson as she passed along link to this video by Kristi Daeda.
Did you see this cute article in the Wall Street Journal? “Technology: My Marriage’s Secret Glue,” by Katherine Rosman is about a busy yet disorganized WSJ reporter married to an uber organized professional. They frequently must attend together evening events related to work. She relies upon a combination of software and social media sites.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht