How to Teach Yourself to Trust Yourself

Posted on Feb 7, 2011

I’ve stolen this title from a Peter Bergman blog post that appeared last November. (Just stumbled across it myself - better late than never.) He talks about presentations and the preparation for same. In particular, he tells the story of a speaker who, in spite of extensive preparation, realized the speech he prepared didn’t say what needed to be said. Rather, he knew that speaking from the heart was the correct thing to do and, by throwing aside his notes (literally, at the podium), went on to capture the true feelings of the moment. Bergman states that “Of the many speeches that night, his talk, unscripted, simple, heartfelt, is the one that affected me most.” 

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See the USA in an Auditor Way

Posted on Feb 3, 2011

Let me warn you right up front - this is a post about nostalgia; about times gone by; about remembrances of things that probably aren’t as good as remembered; about why things might have been better long ago. I suppose I’m about to prove I’m old and have been working for too long. Get over it. (And while you’re at it, get off my lawn.) 

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An Audit of Relating to the Declaration of Independence - More Issues and a Statement on Corrective Action

Posted on Feb 1, 2011

Over the last two Wednesdays, I have been lucky enough to share with you an incredibly rare document – a report issued regarding the review of the processes used in development of the Declaration of Independence. The first installment provided the Background, Objective, and Scope; the second installment consisted of the Opinion and some of the Findings. Following are the remainder of the Findings, as well as a statement on Corrective Action. 

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