• Archive for the ‘Your Career’ Category

    New research: Accounting students are not generally psychopaths but some slip through

    By • Sep 2nd, 2018

    New academic research says accounting students are less likely to be psychopaths who will commit fraud but surprising admissions by some suggest a reason to be wary.

    KPMG Takes Its Turn With a Big 4 -Sized Scandal

    By • Apr 17th, 2017

    The KPMG/PCAOB scandal is neither the first or last time a Big 4 firm reminded us that there’s nothing special anymore about being a Big 4 firm professional The firms, and their partners, are not capitalist eunuchs, immune from perverse incentives that advocates for free markets say, if big enough, can corrupt anyone.

    PwC Settles Campbell Overtime Case; Impact To Profession Is Happening Now

    By • Mar 2nd, 2015

    PwC recently agreed to settle the Campbell v. PwC overtime class action lawsuit pending in California. I first wrote about the case on October 25, 2007. Here’s an excerpt from my wrap-up at Medium.com.

    The Saga Of Stephen Glass: A Guest Post Morality Tale From Eric Starkman

    By • Feb 19th, 2014

    Is it fair to “tar and feather” professionals when they are sued or only when they are convicted of crimes? How much time must pass before they can get on with their lives?

    Madoff, MLK, Buddha And Elusive Nature of Self-Interest

    By • Jan 20th, 2014

    Your first obligation as a professional is to your client, not your firm, your partners, or even your family.

    An Interview For The Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Conference

    By • Jun 11th, 2013

    David Levitt of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 in New Jersey
    asked me back in April to answer a few questions for a conference panel I, unfortunately, could not attend live.

    McKenna Interviewed By Public Relations Site Gorkana

    By • Mar 18th, 2013

    Gorkana covers the latest industry news for the PR and corporate communications community. I spoke to Social Media Executive Ebunola Adenipekun last fall about the evolution of this blog, its relationship to its readers and my interactions with the public relations, corporate communications community.

    Blogging – My Religion

    By • Aug 30th, 2012

    So, if you’ve ever wanted to put your stuff out there, tell your story, be judged on what you know, not what box you may have found yourself in…
    Just do it. It’s not hard. It’s pretty forgiving. It’s neat.

    “Wait! I Was Just Getting Started…”

    By • Aug 9th, 2012

    “If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller

    Will More Women Mean Better Audit Firms?

    By • Nov 26th, 2011

    This column originally appeared in Going Concern on June 16, 2010. From the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce website: Deb [DeHaas] is the vice chairman and Central region managing partner for Deloitte LLP, which includes 23 offices across 12 states. With 9,000 professionals, Deloitte is the largest Big Four organization in the region. In this role, […]