What's the Worst That Could Happen? With David Cieslak

September 18, 2018
Hosted by Seth David and Erica Edd

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David Cieslak aka Inspector Gadget shares his story. He grew up in a family of 6 kids where each of them had to pay their own way through college.. Now David enjoys the designation of being on the list of the top 100 most influential people in accounting according to Accounting Today. He speaks on technology regularly at events both in and out of the accounting industry. David says, "It’s not just about solving the technical problems. It really is about the relationships." What is Inspector Gadget all about? Every year David looks at emerging technology to see what he thinks will take and what he thinks would fail. What are some of David’s favorite technologies? He just got a Tesla Model 3. What does David see for the future? Find out on this week's The Authentic Accountant Podcast #TAAP

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Most podcasts that talk to or about “successful people” focus on “what it’s like today.” This leaves out the most important parts of the picture, “What it WAS like, and what happened.” Our format concerns itself with all three parts of a person’s story, which is:

What it was like (where and how you got started)?”
What happened (what were some of the darkest times like, and how did you get through it)?
What it’s like today (what you bring to the table these days).

We want to inspire you by bringing out the parts of a person’s story that really made them who they are today. This is the part people can relate to, and the part we feel that other podcasts out there are missing big time.

It’s exciting to learn about how successful a person is, but it is inspiring to learn what things they did to overcome the things that were blocking them along the way, especially when many of us just need to get out of our own way!

Seth David and Erica Edd

Seth David is the chief nerd and President of Nerd Enterprises, Inc, a company that provides consulting and training services in Accounting and software. Consulting services range from basic bookkeeping to CFO services such as financial modeling. Nerd Enterprises, Inc. is one of the leaders in the small business accounting world in online training offering courses on a wide range of software products.

Seth David has spoken at numerous accounting technology conferences, including QuickBooks Connect, The Sleeter Group (now Accountex), Seattle Accounting Technology Bootcamp, Sage Summit and Xerocon. Seth also teaches in the community education program at Santa Monica College in Southern California.

Seth makes extensive use of social networking tools and web videos to maximize the impact of his training. His unique style and personal touch has helped him develop a large worldwide audience consisting of accountants, bookkeepers and small business owners, as well as general consultants and technology enthusiasts. Seth graduated from Pace University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Erica Edd is the Chief Operating Nerd of Nerd Enterprises, Inc. She brings to Nerd Enterprises a very wide variety of experience in a broad array of industries. Erica has worked in the service and entertainment industries, as well as in social work and advertising. She’s also got an entrepreneurial spirit, starting a t-shirt company in 2011, which she continues to run today.

Erica has found a home with Nerd Enterprises and has studied closely with Seth for the past three years to gain an in-depth understanding of accounting. Coupling her diverse experience with a mentor in Seth, Erica continues to find new and better ways to serve her clients’ needs and to help Nerd Enterprises grow.

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