Working Wounded: Big Easy Business Lessons

Despite the devastation and pain, the rays of hope are everywhere in New Orleans. And despite the meticulously clean hallways and impressive downtown skyscrapers, the lack of humor and passion have me worrying far more about our corporate suites than the streets of New Orleans. And that is something I never thought I'd be able to write.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"I want to sing a song so sweet that it will cure cancer." -- Aaron Neville

BOOK EXCERPT OF THE WEEK

"Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by Gordon Mackenzie (Viking, 1996)

"To find Orbit around a corporate hairball is to find a place of balance where you benefit from the physical, intellectual and philosophical resources of the organization without becoming entombed in the bureaucracy of the institution. If you are interested (and it is not for everyone) you can achieve Orbit by finding the personal courage to be genuine and to take the best course of action to get the job done rather than following the pallid path of corporate appropriateness."

Blog Ballot Results

Here are the results from a recent Working Wounded Blog/ABCNews.com online ballot:

How should we deal with immigrants?

   Don't give them anything, 17.2 percent

   Give them a helping hand, 34.4 percent

   Give them a ticket home, 41.3 percent

Bob Rosner is a best-selling author, an internationally syndicated columnist, popular speaker, and a recent addition to the community of bloggers. He welcomes your comments at bob@workingwounded.com.

This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.

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