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Life update: I'm writing about tech for a living

It’s been a while since I posted here and there’s a good reason why: my new job has me covering technology.

That’s right. Here are a few of my recent pieces: 51 more words

Technology

External controls help mitigate risks from overconfident CEOs: study

Rob Swystun, Pristine Advisers

Although you’ve no doubt heard that everyone loves confidence (it’s the basis of most sex appeal, after all), there is such a thing as overconfidence, which can be a turn off … er, a bad thing. 577 more words

Board Of Directors

Auditors: Walking Through the Minefield

Introduction

The large-scale accounting scandal which happened in the United States several years ago had drawn worldwide attention to the issue of auditor independence. The Enron case, which involved one of the biggest accounting firms, Arthur Andersen, has opened an important debate about the reputation of accountants. 1,695 more words

Think

The Role of Risk Management in European Banking Integration

Europe is now engaged in an experiment unprecedented in world history: can independent nations – even if linked by significant legal, economic, and social ties – merge their financial systems into a true banking union?  801 more words

Corporate Governance

SOX and Fish: What the Supreme Court Missed in Yates v. United States

By now, much of the dust has settled around the Supreme Court’s decision in Yates v. United States.[1] Yates was the odd case of a commercial fisherman convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. 1,734 more words

Corporate Governance

Tangible Object

I know I feel better. Until today, I actually believed that Supreme Court rulings could reasonably be understood by the typical citizen; you know, like me. 537 more words

Crisis of Confidence: Steve Albrecht Q&A

When Marriott Alumni Magazine’s staff wanted to investigate corporate fraud, they knew exactly who to turn to: W. Steve Albrecht. Recognized by Accounting Today… 810 more words

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