Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Holidays!

At this special time of year, we want to personally thank all of our clients, friends and super-cool blog-followers for their business, encouragement and support. We could not have accomplished as much as we have or had any fun along the way without you. From all of us at OrangePoint, best wishes to you and your family this holiday season! Continue reading

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Our Favorite Articles of 2012

Warm holiday greetings from the OrangePoint blog team! Like many people this time of year, we can’t help but look back at 2012 with our 20/20 hindsight and try to make sense of the year that has passed us by. We also have noticed that many of the reflections on the the past year are presented as a list (for example, the best of our hometown of Kansas City). This makes sense to us given that these lists present information a clear, easily consumable set of facts, figures and tidbits, increasing the “stickiness” factor of the information presented. On that note, we at OrangePoint have compiled our favorite articles from 2012 – some GRC related, some extending beyond those boundaries, all worth a quick read in our humble opinion. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Getting Our House in Order, for the Holidays

Just like the opening scene from the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, our six-person family recently set out to find our family Christmas tree. As we were driving to the tree farm, we could actually feel the sense of excitement coming from the back seats of mini-van. The kids were bouncing around, barely contained by their seat belts, volume was high (as usual) and, amazingly, everyone was getting along. Continue reading

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Raising Your Internal Audit IQ: Reflections on My Life As an Auditor

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I celebrated my 39th birthday. The first thing that struck me about hitting 39 was that “39” doesn’t seem nearly as “old” as it did when I was 23 and ready to take on the world (although my body does seem to creak and snap a bit more each morning). The other, more profound, phenomenon was the amount of introspection that comes with approaching a major age milestone. Pondering the big “four-oh” caused me to reflect on how I’ve spent my life. Being somewhat of a data geek, I broke it down into the following percentages: Continue reading

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