It should be pointed out that as the emperor and the inventor went through the first half of the chess board, things were fairly uneventful. The inventor was given spoonfuls of rice, then bowls of rice, then barrels. By the end of the first half of the chess board, the inventor had accumulated one large field’s worth (4 billion grains), and the emperor did start to take notice. It was as they progressed through the second half of the chessboard that the situation quickly deteriorated. Incidentally, with regard to the doublings of computation, that’s about where we stand now–there have been slightly more than 32 doublings of performance since the first programmable computers were invented during World War II.
“if there is a God, chaos and death will appear among it’s
attributes, if God doesn’t exist, it changes nothing, for chaos and
death will be self-sufficient until the end of doesn’t matter
what it’s praised, we are all victims of caducity and dissolution, it
doesn’t matter what is adored because this can’t help in avoiding
anything, the good and the bad have only one common destiny, a common
abyss which hosts saints and monsters, the idea of right and wrong is
nothing but a delirium, at which we cling for convenience.” (Handbook of Chaos)
Some Advisory engagements can be just as grueling as Assurance engagements, but the dynamic is significantly different. For instance, Assurance work typically focuses on producing audit reports or official attestation to formally document findings for a client. As you might expect, these reports carry with them significant implications. Clients have a tendency to be very cautious in their interactions with auditors, since it is essentially the auditor’s job to ask probing questions to understand the current state to support their findings. Relationships, while typically collaborative, can be underscored by a tension which is rather difficult to explain. In fact, I would love to hear from my Assurance counterparts in order to gain their perspective on this particular point.