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Wall Street the Movie Ethical Decision Making 11/14/2010
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Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film released by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Oliver Stone and stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Daryl Hannah. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), a young stockbroker desperate to succeed who becomes involved with his hero, Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider.
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Diane Harrington Ethical Decision Making LDR3230 70514 Cynthia Beers, Professor November 14, 2010 Wall Street the Movie Gordon Gekko and his decision making processes was driven by his theory that “Greed is good, greed is right and greed works.” He believed that “greed in all of its forms: greed for life, money, love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind.” (2) The framework of Gekko’s decision making was derived from his belief that greed was good and he is not a destroyer of companies he is a liberator of them. His (Gekko) perception of ethics is unbalanced. Gekko was calculated and careful to ensure all his bases were covered. He preached is ethics like a king and his general thought process of questioning the integrity of his choices are similar to that of all leaders, the difference is his view of ethics. Gekko did think of individual factors, his were always first. His organizational factors in his mind were “liberating” and when opportunity presented itself he took it for his best interest. In his mind Gekko thought he was being highly principled. He preached for life, money, love and knowledge defending that greed and his action take all this into consideration. Some would argue that although to an extreme Gekko has the right idea.
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