Monthly Archives: March 2015

What is a T-Account?

Large Medieval Letter-T

Time to go old school here. I remember clearly my first high school accounting class – it would have been more appropriately titled a bookkeeping class as the highlight was setting up and accounting for a new business in its first year. We learned things from writing a check to recording journal entires to

There are a lot of things I learned in my first accounting course in high school that are now obsolete – including punch cards, reel to reel back-up tapes and check book registers (at least in my world).…

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What is a Bridge?

Small Bridge At Night

No – this is not a trick question. I’m not talking about the Golden Gate or the Mackinac or even the London variety. I know a bridge is a physical structure often found crossing a river or a road or a set of railroad tracks amongst other obstacles. If it is done right, it makes getting over that obstacle an easy endeavor.…

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What is a Key Performance Indicator?

Blurry Speedometer For Modulation

It is quite shocking to realize that from birth we all have Key Performance Indicators – KPIs for short.  Whether it is the Apgar score right when we popped out of our mothers or how many pull-ups we could do in grade school or the hit rate for emptying the garbage on time at home – life is made up of metrics.…

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