‘Wake up pal, Will You? If You Are Not Inside, Then You Are Outside’ Gordon Gekko

(Last Updated On: 8 March 2021)

Wake up pal, will you? If you are not inside, you are outside OK? and I am not talking about some $400,000 a year working wall street still flying first-class and being comfortable. I am talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. 50-100 million dollars buddy–a player or nothing.

Corporate Raider Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987) starring Michael Douglas

The two movies that have had the most effect, on teenagers, on freshmen and finance post-graduates alike, those who came from humble origins and those who knew the horrors of being at the bottom, both these movies share the word ‘wall street’ in their titles. They had two protagonists that seemed to be invincible, Gordon Gekko, and Jordan Belfort. The former is a fictional character–though it’s been said that it is partially based on the real life character of corporate raider Carl Icahn. The latter is a real dude though. We don’t know how much is really true of whatever have reached of his story.

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