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Wasting Energy on Office Feng Shui

March 28, 2004

Thank you so much for opening my eyes to the growing practice of using feng shui in the corporate office ("Want a Corner Office? First Check the Chi," March 21).

As an investor who's very serious about my investments, it's enlightening to see which heads of corporations understand the fundamentals of good company growth, such as hard work, keeping an eye on the competition, finding opportunities to expand and prosper, etc., and those who blame their company's ills on the positioning of dragon symbols, the absence of three-legged toads, the number of doors in a room and which way the toilets face.

I will be selling my shares of DirecTV.

Chuck Weiss

La Crescenta


Michael Eisner could learn from Rupert Murdoch. As an amateur practitioner of feng shui, I was horrified when Walt Disney Co. built the six- or seven-story box of a building to house ABC in front of what I assume is Disney's animation building, which features the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" magic hat in its design.

In feng shui terms, I believed that the ABC "box" would overwhelm the animation and throw the whole company out of whack. Mr. Eisner, get thee to a professional feng shui consultant. I hope it is not too late.

Laura Peters



What is amazing is that Times editors chose to publish this drivel. If some idiot had hired an astrologer to rearrange offices or help with making business decisions, the story would be full of ridicule, assuming it was published at all.

There is something more devious at work here.

Astrology is a white Western superstition and, like feng shui, without any scientific basis. But feng shui is a minority superstition, and the politically correct mavens at The Times worship at the altar of diversity; so the deference to feng shui.

Andrius V. Varnas

Redondo Beach

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