The Most Useless Post of All Time (and It Even Includes a Book Review)

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

For today’s post I provide you a lark, a romp, a frolic in the park, a bit of tomfoolery, shenanigans galore, a bagatelle. I provide no profound thoughts; I provide no deep concepts. Rather, I provide for your consideration and enjoyment the opportunity to waste time, refrain from developing your audit skills, maybe lower your IQ just a little bit, and, contrary to the prejudices many people have about auditors, act just a little bit weird. I present the most useless post of all time. 

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Did You Say What I Thought I Heard -- Third Time's the Charm

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

Back to the ever popular continuing series where we quote quotes quoted by actual quoters. Yes, people actually said these things during meetings I attended.

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Your Access to This Site Has Been Restricted

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

Fascinating thing happened to me today. Our company (as, I’m sure, many other companies have done) has blocked access to various internet sites. Some of this has to do with bandwidth issues so we are not allowed access to YouTube, radio stations, web cams, and similar sites. Some of this has to do with plain old time wasting so we are not allowed access to Facebook, Twitter, and similar social networking sites. There are also blocks on sites that no company wants to find their employees frequenting (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean.) I don’t know what the key words are or how the algorithms work that identify blocked sites, but I stumble across them every once in a while. (No, none from that last group – that I know of.) 

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A Lot of Words on Audit Universe (or Nothing's Going to Change My World!)

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

When I first read fellow blogger Norman Mark’s latest entry (“A Word on Audit Universe”) I admit it brought the knee-jerk reaction from me that Norman was getting it wrong. That reaction comes from seeing far too many people totally refute the concept of audit universe in favor of a complete risk-based approach to audit planning – an overcompensating pendulum swing away from the “schedule of audits” concept (whereby audits are repeated on an annual, bi-annual, tri-annual, etc. basis) to the “audit the biggest risks” approach (whereby the plan is developed based on a lot of discussions about potential risk.)
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A Poem

Posted on Jul 6, 2010

While researching 18th Century Internal Audit literature, I stumbled across one of my favorite poems, "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud".  How could I not share it with all of you? 

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