In the past, goodwill (in the financial sense) was a concept that only a bean counter could know, love and worry about. However, in our world today, represented by post-Enron financial scrutiny and laws that require business executives to personally certify the accuracy of their companies' financial statements, goodwill has become top of mind for many people. Nearly every week we see company earnings reports that chronicle sometimes massive goodwill impairment charges.

What is going on here? What's all the fuss about goodwill? Why should we care?

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