Sometimes it makes sense to quit while you are ahead. Jordan Belfort had an opportunity to step back and walk away from the negative company culture. He let the comradery and the instant gratification outweigh the right decision to let someone else take over as CEO.
Sometimes, the best choice is to take a step back. This could be due to personality clashes or you not being the right fit for the role any longer.
My wife, Carlin, and I saw the movie The Wolf of Wall Street last night. We both enjoyed it, though at three hours it reflected the theme of the movie, "too much is never enough." The movie is a dark comedy directed by Martin Scorsese, based on Jordan Belfort's memoir of the same name.
The Wolf of Wall Street film is an intoxicating mix of seedy stock market practices, suave sales techniques, charismatic but corrupt businessmen and mountains and mountains of cash. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, the infamous Wall Street stock market guru who built an incredible fortune selling penny stocks and laundering money, before facing the wrath of the FBI, prison time and millions of dollars in fines.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, the infamous Wall Street stock market guru who built an incredible fortune selling penny stocks and laundering money, before facing the wrath of the FBI, prison...
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.