Slowly, and then all of a sudden!

Brian Hock talks about the idea of “slowly and then all of a sudden.” This expression is used to describe how someone falls asleep, and was used by Mark Twain to describe how he went bankrupt. Brian sees a lot of similarities between this idea and how CMA, CIA, and CPA students learn some of the exam topics.

In this video, Brian also shares his personal experience of sudden understanding with the statement of cash flows almost 25 years ago.

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  1. Mohammed on November 23, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I am going to do internal audit practitioner
    Any comments?

    • Nevil on November 23, 2020 at 11:38 am

      Thanks. Encouraging.. I too believe in the slow start.