Whenever I write a letter, especially a draft letter, I usually write the text first. The reason is simple: texts tend to evolve, and may end up being about something completely different from what I set out to write about. Paper is not forgiving, in that a mistake requires me to cross out or apply … Continue reading A better email tool
You may have noticed that the blog has significantly changed. If you are reading this in a browser, you will notice there is a lot less clutter. I had been an absentee landlord on this blog, only occasionally publishing. The work was only an excuse for my neglect of what had become a set appointment … Continue reading An updated look
Reading The Cramped Lately, there's been a movement towards more tactile writing experiences, especially those writing experiences involving pen and paper. Excellent sites like The Cramped show people who are perhaps not aware of the beauty and the advantages of writing with a (fountain) pen on paper just what it's all about. I can only … Continue reading Slow writing: more beautiful words
I adore writing longhand I adore writing longhand. I'm not very good at it, and I don't do it often enough, but I adore writing longhand. I crave the feeling of a good weight pen or other writing utensil and the joy of passing that over a smooth page and make an impression. Granted, my … Continue reading A longhand blog writing workflow on iPad and Mac
Too long it had been waiting on my reading list, but I just rediscovered this pearl by Patrick Rhone, who again shows why he is such a great writer. A quote, among many quotes: This farmer realizes that the relationship with her work, like any good relationship is, and should be, reciprocal. That the work, … Continue reading Patrick Rhone’s beautiful article “The Farmer” >
Yet another great article by James Shelley. I’m just discovering his blog, and the depth of the writing is wonderful. Especially in light of the recent events that hit Belgium hard, this is a text worth reading, as it really highlights what is truly important.
In shortRecommendations should never be developed in an ivory tower. Rather, bringing in the auditees during the recommendations phase and challenging them to develop SMART recommendations will enhance the quality of your recommendations. Proper process should counter any issues with objectivity that may arise.Relevant recommendations are hardThis is a no-brainer for most auditors. Concisely describing … Continue reading Developing good audit recommendations
Workflows are about optimizing your personal processDeveloping workflows have the advantage of allowing you to optimize your work process. This will allow you to become more efficient in the future. The disadvantage then is that you need to invest the time now. And workflows take some time to develop. While personal workflows are inherently personal, … Continue reading My blogging workflow (or, do I need another writing app?)