Measuring Success

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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It's Getting To The Point...

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

A couple of years ago I came to an interesting realization — I could not remember a single one hour meeting that really needed to take one hour. Sure, we would fill the time. But the content didn’t really warrant one hour. In subsequent meetings I tried to focus on where the time was going and learned that it wasn’t just that the meetings went on long after they were over. I also noted that the people in charge of the meetings (in my case, the auditors who were presenting their work to me for review) weren’t entirely sure what it was they were trying to say. It was if they were using the meeting to organize their thoughts.  

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Today's Quotes - On Being Stupid

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

I’ve been on vacation for a number of days and now it’s Monday. Somehow, my thoughts turned to the people the frustrate us all. For your enjoyment, a series of quotes about those less intelligent than the rest of us.

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If An Auditor Tweets On Twitter And There Are No Followers, Were Any Words Really Typed?

Posted on Sep 8, 2009

If social networks are a peek into something new (see my previous post), then the only way I know to figure it out is to go ahead and play along. Toward that end, I need your help. I’ve set up a Twitter account that you can follow here. (Don’t ask about that name — it’s a long story.) I’m in Los Angeles this week, starting with work, then going to Disney’s D23 convention (a fan thing). For this week, I’ll use Twitter to try and tie together the different pieces — work, business, auditing, Disney (It’s a Small Audit after all). We’ll see how that works.

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