Body of evidence – OR – How watching TV can make you a better auditor.

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

David Axelrod is one of the most influential persons in the world. His boss is the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, and he is serving as his most important political adviser. David and Rahm Emanuel form the closest team to the president, both totally loyal, each focusing on different areas. While Rahn is making sure legislation will pass, David acts as the “compass” of the administration.

On Monday the 28th of June 2010 David was a guest on “The daily show with John Stewart”. Watching this interview was extremely fascinating as there are rarely any one better then both those people to represent the American “Leftish” Jews. It was a match between two intellectual opponents that share something that is so engraved into them – extremely sensitive and extremely focused on their targets.
As I was watching I noticed I couldn’t not stop noticing the body language of David Axelrod. The more I watched, the more it became obvious that this is one of those rare examples where you can interpolate an interview between a TV host and a guest to the work an Auditor do when he interview a person. The interview itself was an excellent example on how easy it is to read people when they encounter with a good interviewer – someone that takes them off their balance.

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Private IDs – or – Time, space, and Leuven

Managing identities in 2010, impressions from LSEC event.

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

We are governed not by armies, but by IDs

Paraphrasing Caird Mona (1854-1932)


It was a sunny day as I was heading from Brussels to the “Katholieke Universiteit” of Leuven, One of Belgium’s most prominent academic powerhouses. Ulrich Seldeslachts from LSEC invited me to participate in a conference entitled “Managing Identities in 2010“, which I gladly did (Thanks Ulrich!). Benjamin Franklin once said “The Way to see by Faith, is to shut the Eye of Reason”. In many ways the conference we participated in was all about the same subject – faith and reason. Does having both faith and reason make us half blind? Maybe, but is it the science or our faith that blinds us, or both?

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