“The starting point for everything---before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent or experience---is the WORK ETHIC. Without one of significant magnitude you’re dead in the water, finished.”---Bill Walsh
I believe that there is still merit in hard work. This is despite the numerous instances that certain slacking individuals got promoted due to their affinity to the big Kahuna. I'm sure not everyone is blind to the productivity (or lack thereof) of these people and a reckoning will be forthcoming but it really ticks me off just seeing them attending meeting after meeting after meeting with no output afterwards---the gall of these people! A total waste of the company's money! Oh well, such is office politics. I just hope that they do not breed to much in the company or the people that be continue to turn a blind eye.