What We’re Reading at Kahuna Accounting: Three Team Members Share

Learning is a big part of any business with growth aspirations. For Kahuna Business Group, we invest heavily in educational materials, courses, and even in-person events. It should come as no surprise that a company overseen by an author of three books, Founder and CEO Frank Lunn, is full of avid readers.

We even started our own book club, which meets every Wednesday during lunch. We’re starting with Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

We asked the team the following questions:

  • What book are you currently reading or have recently finished?
  • Why did you decide to read it?
  • What are your thoughts on the book?
  • Why should someone read or not read the book?

Ryan Oltman, Senior Cloud Accountant

Q: What book are you currently reading or have recently finished?

RO: Childhood’s End Arthur C. Clark

Q: Why did you decide to read it?

RO: “Ran out of interesting Netflix shows, was a gift from my significant other.”

Q: What are your thoughts on the book?

RO: “This book is a sci-fi vision of a future in which all the worlds’ problems are solved by technology provided by alien visitors.  It’s very interesting to see how an author from 1953 envisioned a future perfect world from a post-World War 2 perspective.

Some of the social predictions were interesting. One interesting fact that jumped out to me was the book mentions having 2.5B people, and now we’re at about 7B. Also, there is a narrative that the top science creates a perfect community to be somewhere in the 500K range.  So the book really reinforced some thoughts and opinions I’ve heard or had about the future of humanity. I think humanities’ move into a Star Trek like utopia is going to be after the development of some type of black swan of disruptive technology innovation that changes all our current economic systems and makes them obsolete.  What does humanity pursue when “work” becomes a concept lost to history?”

Q: Why should someone read or not read the book?

RO: It’s a classic sci-fi book and fairly short. Read it if you enjoy the genre.

Connor Wallin, Kahuna Business Development Team

Q: What book are you currently reading or have recently finished?

CW: The One Thing by Gary Keller

Q: Why did you decide to read it?

CW: “I read a book a week and found this one in the Kahuna library.”

Q: What are your thoughts on the book?

CW: “This book gave me the desire to work on what I am good at. The most important thing I learned is to do the most important thing first and save what can be done later, for later.

This book was easy to read and is good for anybody in almost any job. It has helped me be more productive.”

Q: Why should someone read or not read the book?

CW: “Someone should read this book if they find themselves falling short by the time the end of your work day rolls around. If you did not finish everything you should have, or wanted to, it is probably because you have been approaching your tasks the wrong way.”

Micky Deming, Kahuna Accounting Marketing, KBG Business Development Team

Q: What book are you currently reading or have recently finished?

MD: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Q: Why did you decide to read it?

MD:I heard this unbelievable interview and wanted to know more

Q: What are your thoughts on the book?

MD: “The commonly accepted formula that 99.9% of the population operates under is that happiness is a destination we reach. We should pursue success, or money or some level of status and then we’ll be happy.

The problem with pursuing “success” is that you never arrive, and it doesn’t always lead to happiness. Sometimes it leads to more questions and challenges.

This book is well-researched and the data backs this up. The book reverses the formula. Instead of success then happiness, the book argues that success emanates from happy and positive people. Happiness then success.

The more positive we are and happy in the moment, the more aware we are of opportunities and growth potential.”

Q: Why should someone read or not read the book?

MD:“Everyone should read this book because it challenges your thinking. It will help you appreciate the moment and be grateful for what you have. Rather than chasing happiness, you can enjoy it right now without becoming complacent.”

Thank you for checking out what we’re reading! If you want to learn more about what we provide to clients, see how Kahuna Accounting provides virtual accounting services to improve the lives and businesses of entrepreneurs here.

 

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