Jumping Into 2013
January 7, 2022

Happy New Year!

Excited for the year ahead, I reflected on the flow of information from 2012. We have never moved faster, thanks to the complete ascendency of social media and technological advances. Many of us learned about the biggest happenings of 2012 through Twitter, Facebook or blogs, like Michael Phelps winning his historic 18th gold medal at the London Olympics, or the incredible rise of the viral sensation “Gangnam Style.” We saw social media giant Facebook go public and can now choose from more apps than we can keep track of. We now have platforms to voice immediate responses and engage in discussions, changing the way we regularly communicate.

In light of this changing landscape, this blog, which started out as more of a journal, is now completely interactive. Your feedback and questions are encouraged and integral to generating meaningful discussions and insights. Sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone in order to evolve, and although this is new to me, I am eager and ready to dive entirely into this blog.

Your suggestions and feedback will inspire my future posts. I’m positive 2013 will bring great things for our firm, starting with this interactive blog, the first of many changes we are making to better connect with our clients. From all of us at ParenteBeard, we would like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year and encourage you to try something new, even if it’s not exactly in your comfort zone.

Thanks for stopping by.

2 Responses to Jumping Into 2013

  1. John Park says:

    Thanks Bob, Your comment on the speed of communication is an interesting one. I have had a similar conversation recently with friends. With the twist being that this speed creates challenges as we see information being shared before it has been properly vetted, with the result being it is inaccurate or only a portion of the story is known. We discussed the importance of looking at our messages through the eyes of the reader. Regards John

    • Bob Ciaruffoli says:

      Great point John – and thanks for the first official reply.

      The effects of real time communications can be tricky. I personally try to go with the best information I have available. In the event of a mistake or should additional information become available, corrections can be made in real time as well.

      Looking forward to continuing the dialogue.

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