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Can You Find My Data Now?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Marketing has brought many familiar catch phrases into popularly accepted lexicon, including "where's the beef?" and "do you hear me now?". However, i...

6 Things to do to Reduce Chances of a Tax Audit

John Rampton | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
John Rampton

For some people, the words "tax audit" can instill fear, if not downright panic. It's understandable. After all, we have all seen headlines where peo...

Does your LinkedIn profile need some holiday TLC? [Bonus Checklist Included]

Carla Deter | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Carla Deter

The end of the year is near and you've been thinking about your LinkedIn profile for some time now. You know it's a money-maker for you, your business...

Tone At The Top: Culture Counts -- The Wells Fargo Saga

Tom Garrubba | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

"Tone at the Top" has become an often-quoted mantra in business circles but it appears to have shed a rather dim light when evidenced by the continuin...

Where Was Lester Holt And Other Things I Thought During The First Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, the first presidential debate is a done deal, and as always I like to quickly type out my own personal reactions before reading everyone else's, to give you an opinion uninfluenced by the herd mentality of the rest of the media.

Guns And Butter

David Morris | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
David Morris

In October 2015, when he was a very, very long shot for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump the businessman promised to make the military "much st...

Why Do Lender's Ask For Third-Party Audits?

Jared Hecht | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

Congratulations! Your hard work searching for business financing and applying for your small business loan has finally paid off. You've been approved ...

The World is Looking to the US for Third Party Risk Guidance

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

As more organizations here in North America and overseas increasingly utilize third party vendors with a global presence to perform critical functions, process key transactions and provide exposure to sensitive proprietary information, those organizations with mature third party risk (TPR) programs are receiving a loud call to provide assistance to those new to the TPR field.

Technology, trust and business

Dennis Nally | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Dennis Nally

By Dennis Nally, PricewaterhouseCoopers International At the end of June 2016, I'll conclude my two terms as Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inte...

Righting Wrongs in New York City

Elissa Stein | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Disenfranchised voters in the city can now look forward to a Board of Elections audit and potential overhaul that is long overdue. NYC students deserve the same.

Why We Fear the IRS

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.11.2017 | Business
David A. Dedman

Every time I get a letter from the IRS my heart skips a beat... literally! I usually open the letter with a small prayer too. Most of us get heart pa...

Will anticipatory compliance be the next best practice?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Tom Garrubba

I was recently invited to speak on a panel regarding third party risk strategies for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFM...

Innovation in Hedge Fund's Due Diligence

Ella Thuiner | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business
Ella Thuiner

It looks like banking and technology are coming from different planets and consequently do not speak a common language. Small financial institutions l...

Auditor Conflict of Interest

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 11.19.2016 | Business
Joseph B. Kadane

The partner in charge of an audit of a client company has two functions; (1) as boss of the auditors who will check the company's records to ensure the accuracy of its accounting statements, (2) to manage the relationship between the auditing firm and its client, the management and audit committee of the board of directors.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 2

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

the hard lesson learned from this exercise is the ability to identify those people whom I can add to my short list of truly trusted advisors and add myself to my superior's list of truly trusted advisors.

(Sustainable) Fashion's Real Problem

Simone Cipriani | Posted 09.23.2016 | Style
Simone Cipriani

While sustainability should be built into supply chains, the fashion industry is today responsible for much of the exploitation of people and the environment: number one in terms of exploitation of people and the second most polluting industry after oil.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 1

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Though I am not a psychologist, I have spent many years managing teams, leading projects, and advising people - experiences that have helped me realiz...

Why You Need to Add Third Parties Into Your Business Resiliency Equation

Tom Garrubba | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

You'll never know where the next "hit" is going to come from, but if or when it does, the efforts brought into it should certainly pay off.

New York City's Audit of Verizon's Fiber Optic Roll Out Exposes 'Weasel Room' Mathematics

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By July 2014, 100 percent of New York City's residential households should have been able to get FiOS cable service delivered over a fiber optic wire that was supposed to replace the aging copper-based infrastructure.

How Do I Get This Up and Running? -- Part II: Should My Program Be Centralized or Decentralized?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

It's also important to have a solid understanding of the benefits and hindrances of both centralized and decentralized program models before selecting the right one for your organization.

Are Your Meetings Collaborative... or Just Crowded? Four Factors to Consider.

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Shani Harmon

We were helping our client Sandra spring clean her meeting calendar last week paying particular attention to her recurring meetings -- those time sucking (and often soul sucking) meetings that once calendared, never seem to go away.

Audit the Fed: What Would Milton Friedman Say?

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

There is popular support for the idea that the Fed should be audited. More than three-quarters of registered voters would give the general idea of auditing the Fed a green light. It's no surprise, then, that there has been bipartisan support for similar proposals in the past.

Put the Pentagon On a Real Budget

William Hartung | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

It's budget season again, which means it's time for another round of budget gimmicks on the part of the Pentagon. The Obama administration's new Pentagon budget proposal exceeds the budget caps established in current law by $34 billion. That's a hefty sum even by Pentagon standards.

Why You Need a Brand Audit (and How to Perform One)

Jayson DeMers | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Consider your brand a living thing. It has a unique personality and characteristics you can't fully control. Over time, you can watch it grow, nurture it, and guide it to fit its environment perfectly. But sometimes your brand begins to deviate from the factors that support it, and your strategies start to suffer as a result.

Transforming Inertia Into Social Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We rush into left-brain thinking to solve problem after problem and treat ailment after ailment while organs are failing. We keep applying bandages here and there while the patient is getting worse and worse.