CHAPTER FOUR
THE MIND OF THE MENTOR
You had what it takes to get into my office. Now do you have what it takes to stay? ... You are either inside the game or out. Money never sleeps.... I‘ve showed you how the game works. Now astonish me.... I am going to make you rich.... Greed captures our evolutionary spirit. Greed is good.
—AS TOLD TO BUD FOX BY GORDON GECCO IN THE FILM WALL STREET
 
 
 
Twenty years ago, Oliver Stone’s film Wall Street provided a telling commentary on life in corporate America during an era of get-rich quick schemes, hostile takeovers, mergers, and acquisitions. Although the characters’ clothing and hairstyles might be a bit dated, Wall Street as a morality tale is timeless. Moreover, the depiction of the young stockbroker, ...

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