Treating a $1.6 billion, 11,000-employee organization like it's your personal plaything isn't funny, and including a neo-hipster inside joke about Battletoads in your farewell missive doesn't make it all okay.
The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.
My thoughts when I heard Ratzinger was resigning? First, yet another hypocrisy from the church in flouting supposedly divine law for convenience, and second, the more than 10,000 children known to have been violated by Catholic priests.
Just because there are no e-mails that are flatly incriminating, does this means that secrets weren't passed? What do men do to impress the women with whom they're involved? They show off. Can we be absolutely sure that Petraeus didn't say things to impress his paramour?
What can we do about resignation? To begin, we need to acknowledge and face our own resignation. We don't have much choice about most circumstances, but we always have a choice in how we relate to the circumstances.
Resignation leaves us in a kind of unthinking stupor living day-to-day as if not much matters -- totally unconscious of the fact our point of view and conversations are "closed" and creating a predictable and circumstantially determined future.
People usually resign from a position through a private letter to the boss. Greg Smith, a Goldman Sachs executive director, chose a different method: a powerful opinion piece on the editorial pages of the New York Times entitled, "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs."
For those Tibetans struggling to survive under the unrelenting and pitiless tyranny of Communist China, the Dalai Lama is not only a religious "tsawae lama," he is the sovereign ruler and living symbol.
Abbas and Fayyad no longer represent the future we young Palestinians seek. Rather, we see them through the lens of withering and illegitimate Arab regimes which, if not replaced democratically, will be toppled through a popular revolution.