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The Post

If you’re like many, you’re curious as to the back story of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post,’ with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. It highlights Katharine Graham’s 1971 decision to have the Washington Post publish top-secret Pentagon Papers. Tom Hanks plays the editor Ben Bradlee. The real story is pretty interesting. Check it out.

https://www.biography.com/news/true-story-behind-the-post-movie-washington-post-pentagon-papers

Nix the Blockchain unless you really need it

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Have you been hearing about blockchains? Pretty interesting stuff. This quote sums up blockchain technology well:

“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”
Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016)

Read on about why you shouldn’t use blockchains unless vitally necessary.

https://www.coindesk.com/dont-use-blockchain-unless-really-need-one/

Apple issues updates to protect against attacks

While no users were affected, at least according to Apple, the so-called Spectre vulnerability can involve attacks on Safari in relation to chip-design security flaws that date back for decades. Read all about the updates to address this here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/01/08/mac-and-iphone-users-listen-up-apple-issues-updates-protect-safari-attacks/1014017001/

Cryptocurrency Steady After Slump

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Are you fascinated like I am about Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrency? Although the value of the digital currency has had some pretty wild shifts over recent weeks, it seems steady at the moment. Check out the latest at:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bitcoin-price-live-updates-latest-value-exchange-rate-digital-cryptocurrency-futures-investment-a8160651.html

An Interview with Bronson Quon

Here’s an interview I submitted to Five Hundo many months ago but that was not published. Thought you’d like to read it anyway!

What is Your Name and Current Title?

Bronson Quon, Vice President of Finance at Motor Vehicle Software Corporation (MVSC)

Tell Us a Bit About Yourself (in 3rd person)

Bronson Quon is a CPA who got his start interning at The Walt Disney Company and The Gap where he gained valuable experience in Financial Reporting & Analysis and Revenue. He went on to graduate from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a degree in Accounting, then spent four years with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche within their respective Assurance & Advisory practices. He worked within the Consumer Products, Retail, Aerospace and Oil & Gas sectors.

Mr. Quon transitioned into the private arena in 2003, working as Corporate Accounting Manager for a credit card processing company. Bronson Quon was promoted through various positions over the years, finally joining LERETA as First Vice President and Controller in December 2012. In 2015, he became Vice President of Finance at Motor Vehicle Software Corporation (MVSC). He has been married to his wife, Julie, since 2006 and has two beautiful daughters, Olivia and Ellie.

Business or Personal URL

http://bronsonquon.com/

What’s Your Business or Personal FB URL:

https://www.facebook.com/bronson.quon

What’s Your Business or Personal Twitter Url:

@BronsonQuon

What’s Your Business or Personal Instagram URL:

https://www.instagram.com/bronsonquon

What’s Your Business or Personal Linkedin URL:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bronson-quon/58/85a/bb3

Where were you born?  Fresno, CA

What’s your favorite TV show?  Top 3 are Suits, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones

What are your aspirations in life? Personally, to be the best dad and husband that I can be. From a career perspective, simply to never stop learning.

What’s your favorite thing about working in your industry? Accounting and finance is a science, but it can also be an art form. I enjoy unique interpretations of the literature, especially when you can arrive at the same answer from multiple angles.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?  Lazy people

 

 

Why Your Accountant, Lawyer and Financial Planner Should Talk

I have found that while these professionals are around to ensure you get the best financial, legal and tax advice, they don’t always work together or know what the others are doing. This lack of communication could be hurting you, as you may miss out on an important tax deduction, for example. Good read…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/northwesternmutual/2017/08/29/why-your-accountant-lawyer-and-financial-planner-should-talk/#62b8ba131cf8

 

Fight That Holiday Stress!

If you’re like me, you’re really starting to feel the push to the holidays. The malls are crammed, the UPS drivers are whizzing up and down the street, and everyone’s trying to get work in before the break. Need some stress busters? Here are 25 ways…

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20306655,00.html