Shared Ledger R&D Results: A Recent Expert Review

Today I’m releasing what I think is a very comprehensive view of my work efforts over the last number of years on ledger reinvention.  This is a video filmed in May at a presentation to alum of Geneva/SAFR practice from 30 years of work together. This wide ranging discussion covers topics such as What is the purpose of the General Ledger, What is the CFO’s … Continue reading Shared Ledger R&D Results: A Recent Expert Review

Proposed TED Talk for High School Freshman: Ledger Innovation

I recently was asked to present for a second time about my career to a local high school freshman class, and wondered if I could make the subject matter interesting. So I spoke in the form of a proposed TED Talk on financial systems and ledgers. I talked about how computers have changed the world in the course of my lifetime; I asked them for … Continue reading Proposed TED Talk for High School Freshman: Ledger Innovation

Gratitude for Teachers, and Career Advice to High Schoolers

  Today I was asked to present to a math class at a local high school how my career had developed, and some advice on how they might think about college and future work. Perhaps my hour lecture ideas might be helpful to others. In it I talk about my background, tell a couple of funny stories about travel, discuss blockchain and financial systems, and give … Continue reading Gratitude for Teachers, and Career Advice to High Schoolers

Bloopers: Two Year’s of Conversations with Kip

Today marks the two year anniversary of Conversations with Kip. Financial systems are not all that entertaining to most people. I thought I’d make it a bit more humorous by showing a few bloopers in the production of the videos over the last two years. I appreciate Thomas Torf for giving me the idea, Maurcio Magaldi’s encouragement in putting this out there, those who have … Continue reading Bloopers: Two Year’s of Conversations with Kip

Improved Financial Reporting: A 30 Year Problem for me

As I approach two years of my vlog, I thought reflecting on its purpose might be helpful. I’ve been working on how to improve financial reporting for 30 years this fall, when I took Eric Denna’s first college course at BYU introducing me to the idea of Resources, Events and Agents, REA by Bill McCarthy. I’ve written a textbook about what I’ve learned, “Balancing Act: … Continue reading Improved Financial Reporting: A 30 Year Problem for me

A Mentor Memorial: Douglas F. Kunkel

December 5th 2017 marks the five year passing of my good friend and a mentor Doug Kunkel. Doug was an unusual man in that he was a partner in a large, international accounting firm, but also wrote code–very good code, which is still used in major corporate financial systems. But more than what he achieved in a professional sense, Doug was also a great human … Continue reading A Mentor Memorial: Douglas F. Kunkel