Tag: David Potts

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The difference between plans and planning

guest commentary by David Potts Editor’s note: David Potts is a certified public accountant with more than 33 years experience. Although every effort is made to provide you accurate and…

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The Pope and politics

As a Southern Baptist later turned Presbyterian, I don’t follow Pope Politics. I was suspicious and a bit uncomfortable with his appearance before Congress, but I expect that was the…

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The secret embezzler

I have a particular dislike for bookkeepers and accountants who commit fraud and embezzle from their employers. The act is vile and the person committing the fraud betrays their employer’s…

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Lessons learned from a bad experience

When businesses become customers of other businesses, the interactions between the companies can be very instructive, providing each company with “how to” lessons, and many times with “how not to”…

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The Mayor and the vision thing

The irrelevance of the office of mayor in Fort Smith is a structural deficiency that needs to be corrected. Under our current form of government the mayor’s function is designed…

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Vision and the mayoral platform

Where there is no vision, the people perish, at least that is one translation of Proverbs 29:18. Although I have no ecclesiastical or apostolic authority to change the Bible, I…

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Fort Smith: A great place to die

I recently had an “Aha!” moment. I’ve worried about the Greater Fort Smith Region’s lack of economic growth, the loss of our youth to other cities and states in order…

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Notes on the grumpy season

It’s that time of year again. It arrives the same time each year. A sign this time is here is the number of usually smiling people you see with scowls….

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The language of ‘vision’

Much of our thought process is language-based. As a consequence, our vocabulary and understanding of language can determine the quality of our thinking and understanding about life. The risk of…

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Cronyism and forms of government

One of the most common reasons I hear for opposition to Fort Smith changing its form of government to the mayor/council for is cronyism. I personally think this argument is…

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My ‘tax reform’ pet peeve

Any “tax reform” passed by Congress and signed by our President this year, next year, or in any future year will never change this one fact: by design, the sole…

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Make a legislative connection

While national political events capture the attention of the majority of our news media, Arkansas lawmakers are meeting in Little Rock writing, debating, and passing state laws that affect our…

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Document retention

Unless you are involved in some criminal activity, January is a good time for a business to review its document retention policy. A well designed document retention policy that is…