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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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Bad Banker: Living in Abundance

I love reading NewYorker cartoons. With one picture and a short caption, many of these cartoons lightly capture existential truths that would require entire books to unfold. Last week’s issue featured a cartoon that showed a depressed man lying on a psychiatrist’s sofa, staring aimlessly at the ceiling. The psychiatrist looks at him and says,

Just because you work at a bad bank doesn’t mean that you are a bad banker.

We are learning the hard way the devastating results of an unrestricted selfish focus on short-term monetary gain: of bad bankers doing bad things. And we are seeing the public’s anger at the people who pursued vast quantities of wealth, seemingly without concern for consequences to others. As ...

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