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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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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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Good Grief: Dealing with 5 Personalities You Meet in GRC

It can’t be Halloween without referencing one of the all-time classics: It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. In homage to Charles Schultz, we thought we’d use the Peanuts gang to help shape a conversation about the individuals you may run across as part of your GRC journey. Our careers are peppered by a variety of colorful – and recurring – characters. See how many of the following people from the following list that you’ve encountered. Continue reading

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GRC: So Simple, A First-Grader Can Understand It

A few weeks back, I found myself unable to sleep. Lying awake in my bed, my mind raced and my heart pounded as I thought about the meeting that awaited me the following morning. I couldn’t remember being this nervous about any meeting ever. Throughout my career I have found myself presenting to executives, senior managers, auditors, boards of directors, rooms full of strangers, and of course, the supervisors who lorded over my livelihood, and yet I had a sinking feeling that none of these situations could have prepared me for the challenge I was about to face:

How do I explain the life of a GRC professional to a room full of first-graders? Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass: 3 Questions to Ask Your GRC Partner

Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think … Continue reading

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