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I just got an email from a client..at 3 am...good times...it feels refreshing to know that there are people on the client side who are working harder than us. Usually they check out mentally by 2, are on youtube until 5, and hit the streets right after. The gems that do stay later and work efficiently and know what they do, those are the ones who I'd like to communicate with, and not need a translator. I've had a controller of a software company once stop me midway through a conversation and ask me how SOP 97-2 (software revenue recognition in english) worked. Keep in mind that this was for a public company. After biting my lips trying my best not to laugh/cry, I explain the software guidance and hustle back to our conference room. I looked at my team and told them we were in big (bleeping) trouble. If the controller of a software company doesn't know how to recognize software revenue, we'll be spending more hours in the conference room than the hours egyptians spent building the pyramids in Cairo.

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