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I watch the movie WallStreet almost weekly. I have done so for the last 3 years. There are nuggets there. There are also major learning lessons in the Forbes list. I spot the steady players and read up on em. No Joe Kumars there.
I also started playing with the "gekko" character online by playing with the name a bit. Even giving him his own website.
Who knows. Maybe there someday.
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The softer side of Gordon Gekko
> Hi Dien,
> You have this fascination with the movie
> character Gordon Gekko and so do I.
> I wouldn't necessarily want my sister to
> marry the guy, but some of the principles
> (the legal ones, that is) he stands for and
> uses can be valuable lessons for of us who
> are in business.
> Your post was of particular interest to me
> because I am writing a book on Timing the
> Stock Market. The Forbes 400 examples that
> you mentioned about the need to take
> "calculated risks" will likely be
> incorporated into my sales letter.
> But what about our friend Gordon Gekko?
> Because the entire Gekko thing is about
> gaining an advantage for making profitable
> stock market decisions -- and the Forbes 400
> examples are not -- do you think this can be
> effectively used in a sales letter as well
> ... or do you think most people will be
> turned off by the illegal tactics Gekko uses
> to achieve his goals?
> Any thoughts?
> Robert Campbell
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