Closing the Skills Gap
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 03:28PM
Charlie in Becoming an XBRL Master Craftsman, Digital Financial Reporting

The document; Closing the Skills Gap: Specifics as to what professional accountants need to learn to survive and thrive in the digital age of accounting, reporting, and auditing; is my best attempt at summarizing information which I wish I would have known 20 years ago when I started fiddling around with what became XBRL.

I tried to provide the least amount of what I would consider to be a complete set of basic information a professional accountant would need to correctly understand "the artificial intelligence revolution".  Here is the executive summary:

Essentially, what professional accountants and other business professionals need to learn to do is to "think critically" about data and information. What I mean by that is that they need to be able to be consciously conscious when working with data and information.  They need to be rigorous, deliberate, and methodical.

Any comments or other feedback would be gladly accepted.

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