A Coda to the Light at the End of the Tunnel of the Epiphany (or, Let's Talk About Disneyland)

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

Okay, I swear. After all my ruminations and pontifications and rants and proselytizing over the last few blog posts I really planned on giving everyone (including me) a break. But I’ve got a trip to Disneyland coming up and, while for many people that would be just one more excuse to figuratively get outta Dodge, it got me thinking. “But what,” you might ask, “Would Disneyland have to do with internal audit?”

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel of the Epiphany

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

SURPRISE! I really came back on Wednesday as promised. Last time, I was discussing how Excellence has to be the standard for the work we do. And I left with the thought that, while Excellence is a pretty word, we have to have a deeper understanding of what we mean by it if we really want to act differently. Toward that end, let’s start with a quote from Tom Peters’ The Little BIG Things.

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The Epiphany at the End of the Tunnel

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

When we last visited our intrepid blogger, after trying to convince a friend to care about work (see “A Confession With a Moral”), he began blathering about how a meeting reminded him of a funny auditor which reminded him of battles over semicolons which reminded him of passion which then reminded him of the previous post and something else he decided he wanted to say (see “Thoughts During a Meeting”). Put another way, we left our blogger with things slightly confused and the readership (all two of them – including the one he calls “Mom”) deciding this might be a good time to permanently switch to one of the other blogs. 

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Thoughts During a Meeting

Posted on Sep 2, 2010

I am literally sitting in a meeting as I type the rough draft of this post. (Don’t worry; I am not an active participant.  I am only monitoring this meeting because I will be involved in a later set of meetings in which I will have a greater role. Honest, I’m paying attention. Really, I am. What? Did I just get called on?)
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