As an avid reader, I often come across quotes or phrases that resonate – words so powerful that they cause me to pause and deliberate over the real meaning behind the remark that so intensely struck a chord.
"Your actions define you. What you are will show in what you do." (Thomas Edison), was one such quote that stopped me in my tracks. It was then that I started to think about how, in the 21st century, the word 'accountancy' neither reflects 'who we are' nor 'what we do' at Gerald Edelman. 'Accountancy' does not solely define our actions or our mindset. As I began to share this realisation with colleagues, we started to ask ourselves, 'If we are not 'accountants', who are we, what do we do and, perhaps more significantly, why do we do what we do?'.Read More