Ever since Andersen went down for the dirt nap (and probably before that), observers of the accounting profession have worried about the shrinking number of large accounting firms.
In this first half of 2016, accounting offices across the country have witnessed a bolt of denim throughout their halls. It's been quite an interesting fashion evolution for a profession that's been banally formal since, well, always.
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Because it's our job to pay attention to these things, we heard that Deloitte Global CEO and sayer of the ridiculous Punit Renjen had joined Twitter. And it's true, he's on there alright.
A Deloitte office in Canada had volunteers wear a device that tracked their every movement and their every conversation. The gadget looks and works like what you would expect if an ID badge had sex with an iPhone.
Deloitte, the largest professional services firm in the world, likes itself a little too much. It's like Mindy Kaling without the charm or clever sexual overtones.
And it's not even close!
Greg Weaver, D&T's very own version of Grover Cleveland, snagged a seat on Verizon's Board of Directors. Hopefully he didn't make too many commitments to public service that might stretch him thin like some people we know.
It's been an interesting year at Deloitte.
It was bound to happen at some point.