Problem-solving mistakes, and drawbacks of remote work
Each week, we will delve into the reading list of finance professionals around the world. This week, we hear from Donny Shimamoto, CPA/CITP, CGMA, the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a CPA firm focused on organisational development and advisory services. Here is a sampling of content that has resonated with him recently:
- “Hit or Myth? Understanding the True Costs and Impact of Cybersecurity Programs”: Shimamoto called this McKinsey article “the best perspective on cybersecurity I’ve read yet. It’s balanced, doesn’t use fear tactics, and incorporates the concept of risk segregation for risk management. A must read for any executive.”
- “5 Mistakes to Avoid When Problem-Solving”: One mistake mentioned by writer Arianna Campbell is not considering how technology could be part of a solution. Shimamoto liked the article’s overall advice and structured approach to problem-solving.
- “Slack, Skype, Zoom: Remote Work the Norm Even at Small Firms”: Shimamoto said it was interesting to see more articles starting to point out the problems with remote working. This article continued the trend, pointing out how having some employees working remotely and others in an office can create separate cultures.
- “How to Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed by Science”: The Time article is targeted to parents, but as Shimamoto points out, the advice applies to all adults. We should all seek to be continuous learners.