Have spreadsheets had their day? Xero’s Gary Turner joins the AccountingWEB editorial team to discuss this as well as public speaking and the age-old battle: Windows vs Mac.
Spreadsheets have come under a lot of flak as of late. Support for the accountant’s favourite tool was not helped by the Conviviality’s £5.2m arithmetic error. But spreadsheet supporters railed against any whispers of the tool’s demise.
Turner rebutted the durability of the beloved spreadsheet with business editor Francois Badenhorst, John Stokdyk and Richard Hattersley on the No Accounting for Taste podcast.
The pod then goes from presenting numbers on a spreadsheet to the art of presenting. The fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias, but by becoming an effective public speaker can help accountants in both practice and business attract potential clients or present to the team.
Self-professed gadget-geek Turner talks desktop tech, inspired by an Any Answers thread which pitted Mac against Windows.
Later, editor Tom Herbert wires into the pod from Las Vegas where he reports on this week's SuiteWorld.
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