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Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait

There's plenty of talk about the difficulty of hiring and retaining good CPAs, but it appears this tr
Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait
By Blake Oliver • Issue #85 • View online
There’s plenty of talk about the difficulty of hiring and retaining good CPAs, but it appears this trend isn’t limited to the accounting profession. CFO.com reported recently on a looming global talent shortage, which according to economic modeling, will reach about 85 million people by 2030. 
Interestingly, among 20 countries included in the study, the only one expected to have a talent surplus is India, which could put India “on track to becoming the world’s most powerful business center.” 
In other news, I’ve now got a co-host on the Cloud Accounting Podcast! Take a listen to the first episode with David Leary. We’re aiming to record short episodes with the latest news every Friday, so be sure to subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.
As always, here’s my personally curated collection of the best links I clicked on this past week.

Future of the Profession
Podcasts
Cloud Accounting Podcast — Ancient IRS Computer Systems, How to Get Hacked as a CPA, & News from SuiteWorld 2018
Sage Advice Podcast — Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner
Security
Excel
Microsoft Adds Support for JavaScript Functions in Excel
Hardware
The Best USB Headset for Your Computer
App Updates
Square has released its Point of Sale for restaurants
Square has released its Point of Sale for restaurants
Industry News
​Xero delivers first positive annual EBITDA but suffers NZ$28m loss
Avalara files for IPO
Automation
Google Duplex: A.I. Assistant Calls Local Businesses To Make Appointments
Google Duplex: A.I. Assistant Calls Local Businesses To Make Appointments
Home-building robot can lay 1,000 bricks an hour
Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Machines Will Teach Us—Not Replace Us
FinTech
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