I have been shaped morally as well as professionally as an adult by the institutions I served immediately after graduation from university. Of the United States Navy, in which I served in the late 1960s, I retain nothing short of reverential respect. Of McKinsey & Co., following the Jeff Skilling/Enron fiasco and the likely involvement of very senior officers with the Galleon insider trading case, I am in true despair; given an apparently reckless emphasis on growth, it appears to no longer be the institution that drummed integrity and professionalism into my soul in the 1970s.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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