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.
In the last seven deals that I've been involved with, there were 2.5 million
stockholders who have made a pretax profit of 12 billion dollars. Thank you.
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 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.
[Excerpt from Oliver Stone's 1987 film Wall Street]