GAAP and IFRS: International accounting standards shape accounting education

Accounting booksAs the U.S. moves closer to the adoption of international accounting standards, the debate over the use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for financial reporting continues. But, whatever the U.S. decides, the fact remains that the widespread use of international accounting standards will require changes in the curriculum of accounting education. Read more

Harvesting Creativity

Become an Idea Person

Being able to come up with good ideas on command is a valuable – and valued – skill. In Communication World’s “Be Inspired to Innovate”, Sam Harrison shares a five-step, idea-generating methodology he designed, which begins with exploring. “Exploring is being a sponge. You absorb data and information. But what you’re really after are insights that can help you generate ideas.” Read more