'The Wolf of Wall Street' Teaches These 7 Lessons for Success
Social gatherings are a great way to build company culture. Stratton Oakmont was extremely creative about the events that they had. These activities created a stronger bond between people at the company and offered a fun, social outlet.
Company get-togethers do not have to be as morally wrong as Stratton Oakmont's were to accomplish the same thing. Rather, it takes extra creativity and effort from a company.
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The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, a New York stockbroker who runs a firm that engages in securities fraud and corruption on Wall Street in the 1990s.
There is a strong drive to be part of a male tribe.
The same forces that bring us together within a tribe often pit us against other tribes. "For humans there is always a selfishness at the group level. Humans nearly always put Us ahead of Them."
The way we treat "them" is the way we ultimately treat ourselves.Truly, what goes around, comes around.
DiCaprio’s character can teach us a few things about the right and wrong ways to do business.
Belfort's career started at a high-flying stock broking firm, but when it crashed he found himself at a dodgy local operation that sold worthless ‘penny stocks’ in companies unlikely to succeed. Not perturbed, he fearlessly built a livelihood from scratch.
DiCaprio’s portrayal showed how much Belfort loved his industry and was intensely motivated to sell and succeed.
If a business owner channeled passion like this in a legal way, there would be no stopping them.