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Gartner Finds Overwork Increasing Accounting Mistakes

by Starling Insights


Mar 01, 2024

In a recent survey of 497 individuals working in the controllership function, Gartner found that 18% of accountants make financial errors daily, and one-third make at least a few errors every week. The survey identified increased workload and low capacity as key causes of these errors.

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Peter Turchin: Why Societies Collapse

by Starling Insights


Oct 05, 2023

Earlier this year, author Peter Turchin published End Times, in which he lays out his ideas on how societies collapse and how this can be predicted through a study of historical cycles of unrest. Referring to himself as a "collapsologist,” Turchin identifies recurring trends that lead to societal and civil instability. His work draws on vast datasets in which he spies a common pattern: "an alternation of integrative and disintegrative phases lasting for roughly a century.”