About J. Thomas Hood III

I believe our mission should be to make the world better than we found it. Since becoming a CPA, I have found that CPAs are in a position to help a lot of people, after all, everything we do translates into money and economics. Since CPAs are experts in the lnguage of business - we are uniquely qualified to contribute in numerous ways, often hidden from the avreage person. That is why I love the statement our Profession came up with during the cPA Vision project in the late 1990s,

CPAs...Making Sense of a Changing and Complex World!

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  • J. shared from The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business by Rita Gunther McGrath
    Stuck in ways of thinking that may have made a lot of sense when industries were stable, when trends were more or less predictable, and when the pace of technological evolution seemed to be slower. The idea of strategy then was to achieve stability via a sustainable competitive advantage. Today, that way of thinking about strategy is in tatters. It would be easy to bemoan the loss of so much security and stability, and it is indeed important to be candid about the downsides and the social adjustment costs. But I think it’s just as important to be excited about the opportunities so much dynamism...
    Note: Thinking about #WIE2014 and the challenges discussed-are we stuck? Let's flip it @rgmcgrath #bliedge
  • J. shared from The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business by Rita Gunther McGrath
    Just as I would encourage companies to anticipate that their competitive advantages may go into decline, I would encourage people to anticipate this, and to plan their careers accordingly. What this means from a practical point of view is that permanent career management is here to stay. Just as companies need to be investing to discover the next wave of advantage, individuals need to be investing to maintain their skills, stay relevant, and have compelling stories of accomplishment to market their value to others. If you think of yourself as permanently looking for the next job, and prepare accordingly,...
  • J. shared from The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business by Rita Gunther McGrath
    Just as I would encourage companies to anticipate that their competitive advantages may go into decline, I would encourage people to anticipate this, and to plan their careers accordingly. What this means from a practical point of view is that permanent career management is here to stay. Just as companies need to be investing to discover the next wave of advantage, individuals need to be investing to maintain their skills, stay relevant, and have compelling stories of accomplishment to market their value to others. If you think of yourself as permanently looking for the next job, and prepare accordingly,...
  • J. shared from Escape Velocity: Free Your Company's Future from the Pull of the Past by Geoffrey A. Moore
    This is an inherently collaborative vision of management. Indeed, if I had to point to the most impactful change I have experienced in my career as a business advisor, it is the reengineering of the global economy from a universe of vertically integrated corporations run by command-and-control management systems to one of highly specialized and disaggregated enterprises interoperating collaboratively to create global value chains. In this new environment, change happens much faster than ever before because the whole no longer has any way to hold back the part. And that means that market transitions...
  • J. shared from Escape Velocity: Free Your Company's Future from the Pull of the Past by Geoffrey A. Moore
    This is an inherently collaborative vision of management. Indeed, if I had to point to the most impactful change I have experienced in my career as a business advisor, it is the reengineering of the global economy from a universe of vertically integrated corporations run by command-and-control management systems to one of highly specialized and disaggregated enterprises interoperating collaboratively to create global value chains. In this new environment, change happens much faster than ever before because the whole no longer has any way to hold back the part. And that means that market transitions...
(Towson, Maryland)
J. Thomas Hood III