A Zen-quoting ex-heavyweight boxer once told, “Son, you should be passionate about two things: your family and your job. After that, it’s all bullspit until the check clears.”

I found myself reminiscing about the imposing dispenser of that advice as I sat through the AICPA’s spring meeting of Council last week in the nation’s capital. And then it suddenly struck me. What had been conspicuously missing over the past few Council meetings (at least the ones I’ve attended) was that aforementioned passion.

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