Woe Betide

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.