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How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton Magleby Christensen (1952-2020) was a renowned Harvard Business School professor, theorist and business consultant known for developing the theory of “disruptive innovation”. Considered the most influential business idea of the early 21st century, his work changed how people in business discussed innovation and approached management. He twice ranked number one (2011 and 2013) by…

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Words of Wisdom for CSB 2017 Graduates From Denise Castillo-Rhodes

By Nelson Carvajal —-I had the privilege of attending and being part of the spring 2017 Cameron School of Business Honors Convocation and Graduation Celebration. After working for about five years in the Oil Refining Business as a Process Engineer, I noticed that I was lacking interpersonal and business skills; therefore, I decided to pursue…

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CSB Career Day 2017: The Accounting Panel

By Elsy Perez– During the CSB 2017 Career Day, several disciplinary and industry focused  panels were part of the rich and informative sessions available to attendees. Accounting was one of the various disciplinary focused panels that had four experienced and exceptional professionals share their experiences in the accounting field and offer advice to those currently…

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How to Succeed in the Cameron School of Business: An Insider’s Scoop

Whether a student is a first generation college student or comes from a long line of college graduates, college can be a new world of experiences and challenges for students.  Many times students aren’t aware of the skills, behaviors, and habits that can make or break their academic career. The Cameron School of Business is…

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A Fresh Perspective: My Internship at EY

By Natalie Guillen—Upon beginning my internship with Ernst and Young, I was both eager and apprehensive. The prestige associated with the firm instilled a sense of pride and excitement in me, but it also meant I had higher expectations. Along with starting at a reputable firm, I was enthusiastic to apply all of the knowledge…

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Adding Balance to Teaching

By Dr. Margaret L. Shelton— “Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them”– Thomas Kinkade Financial Accounting is my passion and my focus in my academic teaching and research career. My great good fortune is be teaching…

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From the Classroom to the Real World

By Kenzie Owen and Bryon Wolfford —We are members of the Houston CPA Society Student Auxiliary, an organization that helps prepare young professionals interested in accounting for the real world. Each meeting has a panel of speakers from various accounting firms who provide students with valuable insight about how they became successful and what they look…

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Thinking Inside the Box

By Dr. Mark Turner—-When you think of the stereotypical accountant, does the word creativity come to mind? Are accountants as a group more or less creative than non-accountants? Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg, authors of Inside the Box, A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results argue “creativity is a skill that can be learned…

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The Role of Non-financial Information in Detecting Financial Statement Fraud

By Evgeniya Sukhova—- INTRODUCTION In order to detect material misstatements in the financial statements of a company, auditors perform numerous analytical procedures, including analysis of relationships between financial and nonfinancial information. Inconsistency between financial and nonfinancial information can be a symptom of financial statements fraud. This type of fraud is most often carried out by…

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