Business Lessons you can learn from Dialogues of Movie ‘Margin Call’


Everyone follows his/her own Business principles. There’s nothing wrong as long as they are ethical.

There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat.

People take extreme steps when they are in trouble. Make sure you don’t lose your cool when in problem.

You know, the feeling that people experience when they stand on the edge like this isn’t the fear of falling – it’s the fear that they might jump.

It’s all about gut feel. Anything you do is more a gut feel than the resources.

I’m here for one reason and one reason alone. I’m here to guess what the music might do a week, a month, a year from now. That’s it. Nothing more. And standing here tonight, I’m afraid that I don’t hear – a – thing. Just… silence.

No matter how much you earn, your expenses will screw your savings.

All right, let’s see. So the taxman takes half up front, so you’re left with one and a quarter. My mortgage takes another 300 grand. I send 150 home for my parents, you know, keep ’em going. So what’s that? All right, 800. Spent 150 on a car. About 75 on restaurants. Probably 50 on clothes. I put 400 away for a rainy day.

We should practice to hear the truth. No matter how hard it is.

Listen, nothing I’m gonna say is going to make you feel any better. It’s just going to suck for a while and then you’ll be fine.