It figures. The one year I choose not to go to one of my favorite conferences, they come up with some really incredible content.
Don’t get me wrong: The content at the AICPA’s Interchange Conference (an annual gathering of the AICPA and state CPA societies) is always great. This year, though, they really floored me — and they did it in only six words.
Like I said, I wasn’t there, but I was following the conference hashtag on Twitter when Dan LaBert of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs sent out a stunning tweet from Steve Uzzell‘s closing keynote. Uzzell’s topic was “An Exploration of Creative Problem-Solving,” and at one point, according to LaBert’s tweet, he said this:
“If your horse is dead, dismount.”
And just like that, my mind was blown.
Granted, I don’t know the context in which Uzzell said it, but it’s a powerful quote nonetheless. Here’s what it means to me:
Those aren’t easy things to do, but we have to do them anyway. We ride those old, beaten-down horses to death, don’t we? It’s what we do.
In an age that calls for speed, nimbleness and flexibility, we end up going nowhere in the process.
Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now