Robin Williams, Taking Leaps, and Auditors Left in the Dust

Posted on Sep 30, 2013

Robin Williams is frenetic, bizarre, over-the-top, and, to some, irritating. He is also a comic genius. And with that last statement I reveal myself as a huge fan. Obscure references, tangential non-sequiturs, the voices, all those things that drive others bat crazy...give me all those and more.
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A Quick Note About Who Moved My Fly

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Notice anything different in our little neighborhood? Seem a little more crowded? Seem a little more upscale (less "flies" perhaps)?
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A (Maybe I Should Just Quit Calling them Quick) Note About Where Ideas Come From

Posted on Sep 13, 2013

People often want to know how one gets started being creative and what one should do to be creative and, the ultimate impossible to answer question, "Where do you get your ideas?"  Attached is a picture that shows how creativity, idea generation, and innovation came together for me yesterday.
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The Fight Isn't Really About the Words

Posted on Sep 9, 2013

I recently stumbled across this quote attributed to Howard Aiken. "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." I think there may be a truth in this statement that goes deeper than what Mr. Aiken was saying; I think it raises an interesting point for internal auditors.
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A Quick Note About Brilliance

Posted on Sep 6, 2013

I just finished a nifty little book by C. McNair Wilson titled Hatch! Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer.  The book focuses on brainstorming and idea generation. But the last chapter contains what may be one of the more profound things I've seen in a long time.
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Trailer for a New Movie

Posted on Sep 3, 2013

They've finally done it; they've made an internal auditor movie. And we have been lucky enough to get a copy of the just-released trailer. Enjoy!
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