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The sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, is in theatres now, and apparently doing very well. Greed, pure and simple. Gekko owns shares, but wants more. He wants control of the company, though his motives for doing so are hidden. Cromwell, Teldar Paper has 33 different vice presidents each earning over thousand dollars a year.
The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.
And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.
Thank you very much. The first thing to note about this speech is how little of it is actually about greed — roughly the last third of the speech. The first two thirds is a critique disingenuous, as it happens, but not therefore off-target of the complacency of overpaid corporate executives.
How does that first part relate to the final third of the speech, the part about greed being good? For him, it really is greed — the unseemly and excessive love of money.
His greed is good for them. If Gekko breaks up the company, shareholders may benefit but employees will lose jobs. Not all companies should stay in business.
No, greed is not good.The Greed Creed by Hart Feuer These desires are normally deemed to be good for the economy. They drive people to work harder and be more innovative. This positive byproduct is, however, only a potential result. What is guaranteed, on the Greed will inspire pioneering companies like Enron.
Oct 09, · "Greed is Good." This is the credo of the aptly named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the antihero of Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Gekko, a high-rolling corporate raider, is . Wall Street () — “Greed is Good.” This one was basically a debunking of the standard assumptions about the significance of Michael Douglas character, Gordon Gekko’s, famous “Greed is Good” speech in the original Wall Street movie.
In the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko gave an insightful speech where he said, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.".
He went on to make the point that greed is a clean drive that "captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. “The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” said the lead character, Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas, in a grainy YouTube video shown on.
Quotes. Shmoop will make you a better lover of quotes. ALL QUOTES POPULAR BROWSE BY AUTHOR BROWSE BY SOURCE BROWSE BY TOPIC BROWSE BY SUBJECT. Source: Wall Street. Speaker: Gordon Gekko "Greed is good." The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Greed is right, greed works.