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One of the core beliefs of 1st Global is that thought leadership is critical to CPA firm growth and success. The firms that affiliate with 1st Global rely upon the progressive ongoing education that is derived from the primary research we perform on the accounting and financial services industries. The following articles have been published in leading accounting and investment journals. We encourage you to weigh in on the articles and interviews posted here. We want to hear your voice!

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Four Guidelines for Creating Engaging Videos

By: Desiree Damon
Multimedia Specialist

Oct 27, 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what do you think a video is worth? According to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research, it’s worth about 1.8 million words.  (more)

Cashen: Why We Should Relax and Find Humor in Life

By: Ryan George
Director of Communications

Oct 27, 2015

Cashen, who was inducted into the National Speakers Association CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®, specializes in inspiring new ideas, handling conflict, minimizing stress and energizing employees—topics she addressed at the 1st Global 2015 Eagles Executive Forum in Charleston, S.C.  (more)

Volatility Doesn’t Equal Loss — Unless You Sell

By: Paul Blease

Oct 27, 2015

One of the core principles that all successful long-term investors must exercise on a regular basis is the principle of courage. Without courage, you will achieve nothing in life worth having, personally or professionally. Volatility is the market’s way of testing your level of commitment and courage.  (more)

Process, Culture and Commitment Spur Explosive Growth: The Story of Porte Brown Wealth Management

By: Jack Fehr

Sep 29, 2015

Successful CPA firms often struggle with the concept of incorporating a wealth management practice into their overall business plans. The hesitance is understandable. CPAs are confident in their technical abilities, completely knowledgeable about tax laws and regulations, and expect revenues to flow in lockstep with timetables set in stone.  (more)

Finding Meaning in a Capitalistic World

By: Ryan George
Director of Communications

Sep 29, 2015

While many businesses focus solely on money and often define success by monetary measures, a new way of thinking is gaining momentum and changing the way many companies function.  (more)

Successful Leading through Building Relationships

By: Natalie Merrill
Senior Marketing Communications Writer

Sep 29, 2015

There are constant opportunities for individuals to step into leadership roles and make lasting connections with others, particularly in the financial services industry. The abilities of younger generations are becoming more apparent, thus furthering the need to ensure they are using their skills in the best possible ways.  (more)

A Case for Continued Optimism in 2015

By: Katie Howe
Communications Specialist

Aug 27, 2015

2014 may have been a year of global political unrest, a terrible economy and Ebola, but Marci Rossell is optimistic that 2015 is the year that everything is turning around. 1st Global sat down with the former CNBC Chief Economist at National Conference 2014 to discuss why 2015 shouldn’t be feared.  (more)

Video: Greg Anton on the Value of a CPA

By: 1st Global

Aug 27, 2015

The value of the CPA is written in the name — Certified Public Accountant. As a profession, CPAs look out for what’s in the best interest of the public.  (more)

Supremely Super: Why America’s Economy Stands Tall

By: Natalie Merrill
Senior Marketing Communications Writer

Aug 27, 2015

There are multiple factors that determine how successful a nation is, including the location and the individuals who reside in and become functional components of that country.  (more)

Schwartz: The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working

By: Ryan George
Director of Communications

Aug 27, 2015

Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, which helps companies fuel sustainable high performance by better meeting the needs of their employees. He recently taught 1st Global advisors some ways to inject much energy into their daily routines at the 2015 Eagles Executive Forum in Charleston, South Carolina.  (more)

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