By WSJ Staff
In our sister blog, WSJ.com’s In Charge, Sarah E. Needleman asks: Which member of “The Beatles” would make the best accountant?
The answer is Paul McCartney, according to a fall survey by Intuit Inc. A publicist for the company alerted Needleman to the survey–which polled 1,217 small businesses and 1,200 accountants–after reading her blog post about a forthcoming book on business lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from the Fab Four.
Needleman writes: Paul McCartney won the majority of votes, with 50% of the small businesses and 53% of accounting professionals choosing the singer and guitarist. George Harrison came in second with 22% and 24% of the votes, respectively. Ringo Starr followed with 15% and 12%. John Lennon received the least votes: 14% from small businesses and 11% from accounting professionals.
But she imagines that Yoko Ono would disagree. Wouldn’t you?
Readers, who’s your pick for the Beatle who’d make the best accountant?