The word on the street is that the pace of accounting firm mergers will increase in the coming year. That's pretty fun for all of us because we occasionally like to spoil the surprise for everyone. Plus, the new name game is everyone's favorite.
Following the news that the IT Advisory group could possibly force some professionals into the underperforming category, I had the following text message exchange yesterday with a source at KPMG that I'll refer to here as Rudy.
A tipster informs us that attrition for the IT advisory group was not as high as expected, which poses a bit of a dilemma:
Earlier today we were informed that Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria was a commencement speaker at the University of Miami, his alma mater, this morning. A quick search confirmed Joe E's gig, however, our tipster had this to add:
From the mailbag:
Rumors are a great excuse for us to use our imagination.
This is from earlier in the week and there's no official word about the pest in question but our tipster insists that it was edbugsbay: