[IMGCAP(1)]Planning is a trait of most accountants including me. Maybe that is one reason we become accountants. I always seemed to write out plans—for myself, partners, staff and sometimes personal activities.

One time I had a plan for a new staff person who became our tax manager and eventually ran our firm’s tax department. He was very bright, aggressive and eager, plus I liked him a lot, right from the beginning. He also was the only person ever who wanted his wife to meet with me before he accepted the position. He wanted a career, not a job. I liked that.

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