It is a young and fast-growing industry that continues to evolve and expand both financially
and geographically. This industry’s vast market includes devout Muslims in indigenous
Muslim societies as well as in Muslim minorities of non-Muslim countries. Furthermore, it
offers a broad appeal beyond its traditional Muslim base: non-Muslim individuals and
communities that seek ethical financial solutions have also been attracted to Islamic
The first modern Islamic financial institutions emerged in the 1960s and 1970s.
A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey indicates that a significant communication
gap exists between executive management and the internal audit function at
many companies. This disturbing revelation is a formula for failure during a period
of rising expectations for internal audit.
Given the strong link between effective communication and management’s
perception of internal audit performance, it is imperative that an internal audit
group communicate effectively with its internal stakeholders.
It is a great honor and pleasure for me to share with you this
information on the Bach Flower Essences. I was first introduced
to the Bach Flowers in 1987. It's hard to believe that
almost ten years have passed When I first began my education
and training in this extraordinary self-help system that
Dr. Bach developed, little did I know then that I'd be bringing
his work to so many others.
268 Planning and Forecasting
Hook the Reader That means having the first sentence or paragraph highlight the potential of the opportunity. I have read too many plans that start with “Company XYZ, incorporated in the state of Delaware, will develop and sell widgets.” Ho-hum. That doesn’t excite me; but if, in contrast, the first sentence states, “The current market for widgets is $50 million and is growing at an annual rate of 20%. The emergence of the Internet is likely to accelerate this market’s growth.