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It’s the first weekend in April, and the Augusta National Golf Club us hosting the Masters Golf Tournament.

This years, there is substantial interest in Augusta National membership.  It is a private golf club with an exclusive membership.  It did not admit its first member of African descent until 1990, and it has yet to admit its first woman.  National political leaders such as President Barak Obama, Mitt Romney and Newt Tingerich believe it is time for open its membership.

In this short clip, Augusta National charman Billy Payne is tight lipped in answering media questions about its membership.

I’d like to point out that Augusta National does not admit accountants as members. It is high time.

Accountants are key members of both society and the economy.  Moreover, accountants and their firms wield significant influence in the world of business.  It is time for Augusta National to end its discrimination against accountants.

For further information, visit the web site for Accountants Love Augusta National Golf Club, at http://accountantswouldlovetojointaugustanational.com.

Debit and credit –  – David Albrecht


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I’m an accountant.  I prefer numbers over people.  I look at my own shoes while walking and talking.  When talking with HR specialist Julie Brown, I had not a clue about what is meant by, “The human side of accounting.”  And, hey, I’m social.

Well, maybe not, after using pronoun numero uno five times during the preceding paragraph.

But accountants are social, correct?  Tom Hood and Bill Sheridan keep writing about the need for Maryland CPAs to get more social.  Michelle Golden has directed her career toward helping CPAs and firms to become more social.

Apparently not.  A recent infographic by Brian Leman of Hinge Marketing compares a few social media usage statistics:

The long and the short of it is that architects not only use more social media, they think it’s more important.

Accountants, rate more highly the effectiveness of LinkedIn.  This makes sense, as LinkedIn is the most data oriented social media platform.

What is this infatuation with infographics, anyway?  The accountant’s aptitude test has two items on it:

  1. Do you prefer numbers over words? [Correct answer = numbers]
  2. Do you prefer words over graphic images? [Correct answer = words, but it’s close]

Debit and credit –  – David Albrecht


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