In Businesses Should We Trust?

Posted on Jan 29, 2012

It’s the end of January and I’m still working my way through some of the various top 10/50/100 lists that proliferate at year-end. I have before me one that is a little different. Trust Across America has provided a list of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior 2012”. 

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Feeling a Little Uncertain Myself

Posted on Jan 22, 2012

First, in the spirit of full disclosure: I work for Farmers Insurance which is owned by Zurich Financial Services. I don’t have a dog in this hunt, but wanted to start by getting that one on the table. Okay, moving on…) Something a little different today  as I swerve dangerously close to covering a subject that might be considered real audit work. (No comments from my various co-workers who, right now, are indicating surprise that anything I do would swerve anywhere near audit work.) But a recent study caught my attention.

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A Look Back

Posted on Jan 15, 2012

(“Wake up.” “Wha..wha...”   “Wake up. Everyone else has already started.” “They wha…Started what?” “In fact, everyone else is already done!” “Done with what?” “You know, it’s probably way too late now anyway. What have you been doing?” “Working real hard. Really. Honest. Working real hard.  And too late to do what?” “To do your first post of the year. You know the one – look back at the year, accomplishments, top ten, the good, the bad, yadda, yadda, yadda.” “But I really wanted to do one.” “Too late now – it’s mid-January.   You can’t do a retrospective in the middle of the month.” “Well, I’ve never let things like that stop me before.”)

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