Lessons from Moneyball (Part 1.5)

Posted on Mar 29, 2012

A recent conversation reminded me of some past experiences which have an impact on the discussion based on my previous post. The point I want to drive home now (the point I want to drive home before we talk about knowing what we need from people and then finding them) is to emphasize that what we want are talented people, not just job fillers.

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Lessons from Moneyball

Posted on Mar 26, 2012

Moneyball. Have you seen the movie yet? I haven’t, but it’s waiting in my Netflix queue. However, I have read the book, I greatly enjoyed the book (I have yet to read anything of Michael Lewis’s that I did not enjoy), and I was taken by two things.
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The Frequent Auditing Program

Posted on Mar 12, 2012

We here at Internal Audit have always valued you - our customers. And now, we are happy to share with you an exciting opportunity to reward our most loyal customers. Welcome to the “Frequent Auditing Program” – a program designed to reward you, our auditees, for your hours of loyal devotion to us, your auditors. We know you’ve got a lot of questions, so let’s address them right now. 

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Tired: After a Month of Too Many Commitments

Posted on Mar 4, 2012

I would like to apologize to everyone — everyone I know, everyone I don’t know, everyone who is counting on me, everyone I am counting on, everyone to whom I owe something, everyone.  The last few days, I haven’t been working at the quality level I expect of myself. Recent events have taken a whole lot more out of me than I suspected. (Maybe, probably, most assuredly, not surprisingly).

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