We Noted the Identification of What We Examined

Posted on Jul 9, 2013

In response to my blog post last week about the flexibility of language and the need for innovation, I got an interesting comment from Josh Shelton. "...I'd love to know your take on 'Words to use/not to use' when documenting work papers."  First, let me say that, if Josh is looking to me as an authoritative figure, he may want to seek professional help. (Take two IIA Standards and call me in the morning.) But, with that out of the way, here's my thoughts on the subject.
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Summer Reading Audits in a Dostoyevsky Audit World

Posted on Jul 8, 2013

I just finished reading The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. [I pause for your accolades. Yes, there are many pages and it has many big words and the print on the pages was very small. However, in spite of such monumental challenges, I managed to read the entire thing. Thank you. Thank you. Now, where were we?] A few years ago, I read his novel The Idiot. The two experiences were night and day. And, I'm willing to go out on a limb here and say that this has much more to do with the reader than it does the author. (Quick application of Occam's Razor: Which is more likely to be at fault – an author considered one of the greatest ever, or an internal auditor who, through some misguided decisions, has been given a blog? Game-set-match Dostoyevsky.)
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