Personal
knowledge
networks
Learn your way
to the top with …
Bill Sheridan, CAE
Maryland Association of CPAs
Business Lear...
Today’s agenda
Why?
What?
How?
Why?
4x = 1890
7x = 1670
Top five issues
impacting CPAs
1. Keeping up
2. Information overload
3. Doing more with less
4. Being proactive vs. reacti...
What?
“Thinking about
information overload
isn’t accurately
describing the
problem. Thinking
about filter failure is.”
Clay Shir...
The age of
adaptation
“The need to constantly adapt is
the new reality for many workers.”
Serial mastery
These workers “ar...
How?
Personal knowledge
network The people
and resources
from whom
you learn.
Personal
knowledge
networks: 3 keys
1. Follow the right people.
2. Use the right tools.
3. Know when to pull the
plug.
1.Follow the
right people
 Follow smart
people.
 Ask yourself:
Who are they
following?
2. Use the right
tools
 To organize.
 To filter.
 To curate.
 Delivers your news to
one convenient
location.
 Integration with
Evernote, Pocket
“Leaders
are readers.”
-- Tom Peters
3. Know when
to pull the
plug.
 Sleep.
 Move.
 Meditate.
“Everything that happens in our lives –
every misfortune, every slight, every
loss, every joy, every surprise, every
happy...
Questions?
Download these slides:
Slideshare.net/BillSheridan
Follow me:
 MACPA’s blog: CPASuccess.com
 Facebook.com/BillSheridan
...
Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks
Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks
Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks
Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks
Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks
Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks
Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks
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  • And CPAs? What’s keeping them up at night?
  • So what do we do about it?
  • Well, in the simplest terms, as Tom Hood says, we must keep our L greater than C. We must out-learn the pace of change.

    But again, easier said than done, right? How do we learn in an era when we’re facing more change, more chaos, more information from more sources than ever?

    In my mind, it comes down to two things:

  • The first is better information.

    Consider this, from Google CEO Eric Schmidt:

    “Between the dawn of civilization through 2003, there were just five exabytes of information created. That much information is now created every two days, and the pace is increasing.“

    Information: And I’m not talking about content. I’m talking about content that matters to you. That old cliché “Content is King?” Wrong. Today, as Steven Rosenbaum says, “Content curation is king.” Being able to find valuable, relevant content and add context to it.

    John Spence, managing partner at John Spence LLC: Used to be that knowledge was power; now sharing knowledge is power. (By the way, I wasn’t at that conference when Spence said that. I read that quote on Twitter, following the conference hashtag. A perfect example of using my personal knowledge network.)
  • Learn Your Way to the Top with Personal Knowledge Networks

    1. 1. Personal knowledge networks Learn your way to the top with … Bill Sheridan, CAE Maryland Association of CPAs Business Learning Institute
    2. 2. Today’s agenda Why? What? How?
    3. 3. Why?
    4. 4. 4x = 1890 7x = 1670
    5. 5. Top five issues impacting CPAs 1. Keeping up 2. Information overload 3. Doing more with less 4. Being proactive vs. reactive 5. Complexity
    6. 6. What?
    7. 7. “Thinking about information overload isn’t accurately describing the problem. Thinking about filter failure is.” Clay Shirky New York University new media professor, writer, and consultant
    8. 8. The age of adaptation “The need to constantly adapt is the new reality for many workers.” Serial mastery These workers “are often left to figure out for themselves what new skills will make them more valuable, or just keep them from obsolescence.”
    9. 9. How?
    10. 10. Personal knowledge network The people and resources from whom you learn.
    11. 11. Personal knowledge networks: 3 keys 1. Follow the right people. 2. Use the right tools. 3. Know when to pull the plug.
    12. 12. 1.Follow the right people  Follow smart people.  Ask yourself: Who are they following?
    13. 13. 2. Use the right tools  To organize.  To filter.  To curate.
    14. 14.  Delivers your news to one convenient location.  Integration with Evernote, Pocket
    15. 15. “Leaders are readers.” -- Tom Peters
    16. 16. 3. Know when to pull the plug.  Sleep.  Move.  Meditate.
    17. 17. “Everything that happens in our lives – every misfortune, every slight, every loss, every joy, every surprise, every happy accident – is a teacher, and life is a giant classroom.” -- Arianna Huffington
    18. 18. Questions?
    19. 19. Download these slides: Slideshare.net/BillSheridan Follow me:  MACPA’s blog: CPASuccess.com  Facebook.com/BillSheridan  LinkedIn.com/in/BillDSheridan  Twitter.com/BillSheridan  Gplus.to/BillSheridan  YouTube.com/BillSheridan  SlideShare.net/BillSheridan Personal Knowledge Networks

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