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The Future of the Prof...
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The Future of the ...
What SMBs Want From Their
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Books These are among the resources that were discussed during
the our “Future-Ready CPA” programs.
The Future of the Professions:
How Technology Will Transform
the Work of Human Experts
By Richard and Daniel Susskind
www.susskind.com
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
By Klaus Schwab
bit.ly/1qLrfzs
Flash Foresight: How To See
The Invisible And Do The
Impossible
By Daniel Burrus
bit.ly/1SOn7FG
The Second Machine Age: Work,
Progress And Prosperity In A
Time of Brilliant Technologies
By Erik Brynjolfsson
and Andrew McAfee
www.SecondMachineAge.com
The Industries Of The Future
By Alec Ross
bit.ly/2fP8cnU
The End of Accounting, and the
Path Forward for Investors and
Managers
By Baruch Lev and Feng Gu
amzn.to/2hvHs90

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