Ideas Worth Spreading
I would like to bring to your attention a rather strange Web site. It is not only strange, but it is strange that I would be asking internal auditors to go there. However, if I have imparted only one thing in the last year of composing these blog entries, I hope that it is my belief that creativity and change are the only things that will lead to the continued success of internal auditing.
Follow this link to TED. No, it’s not the ill-fated United Airlines group. Rather, it is a group “devoted to ideas worth spreading.” Yeah, I know it sounds a bit fluffy — but I suggest you visit (and visit with an open mind). Step into a few of the presentations. These are not puff pieces by self-help shysters you’ve never heard of; they are mind-shifting talks by bigwigs who know of what they speak.
Here’s the challenge. Watch two or three of them and imagine what it might mean to what you are doing (maybe it is internal auditing, maybe it’s something else). And I defy you to not be forced to at least think harder about some of your preconceived notions.
Have fun, and if you stumble across something particularly good, let us know.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010 by Mike Jacka
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