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Ready or Not — Here Come the 2020s

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

At my age, the dawn of a new decade should not be that big of a deal. After all, the middle of the coming decade will mark 50 years since I shed my college graduation gown and went to work in internal auditing. Since that time, I have watched the calendar turn to a new decade four times. Each time, I tried to imagine what the coming decade would hold, and each time, events unfolded that no one could have foreseen. The OPEC oil embargo in the 1970s, the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, the explosion of the Internet in the 1990s, the global financial crisis in the 2000s, and the explosion of social media in this decade all had profound impacts on the world in which we live and work.

We are now less than three months from the dawn of a new decade, and at such milestone moments it is a very human characteristic to look  both backward and forward. Indeed, the definition of a milestone is a marker along a path or road that offers a reference point to see where we have been and where we are going.

Already, there are dozens of blog posts, articles, and studies examining what we can expect to happen in the 2020s. But predicting the future can be a humbling exercise, as often our best guesses are driven by what we know and feel most deeply today.

Read the full InternalAuditor.org blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.