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8 Management Lessons
from the Films of Al Pacino
1. Be Aware of Your Competition
The Godfather Part II (1974)
“Keep your friends close, but
your enemies closer.”
2. Dream Big
Scarface (1983)
“I come from the gutter. I know
that. I got no education... but
that's okay. I know the stree...
3. Have Integrity in Your Work
Heat (1995)
“I say what I mean, and I do what I say.”
4. Value Your Customers & Partners
The Insider (1999)
“You are important to a lot of people,
Jeffrey….I'm all out of heroe...
5. Stop Doing Things That Aren’t Working
…and Justice For All (1979)
“I would just like to say that
what this committee is...
6. Don’t Be Afraid to Take Risks
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
“I subscribe to the law of
contrary public opinion:
if everyon...
7. Give Your Employees the Best Chance to Succeed
Scent of a Woman (1992)
“He's come to the cross-roads. He has chosen a p...
8. Surround Yourself with Great People
Any Given Sunday (1999)
“You gotta look at the guy
next to you. You are going to
se...
By Christopher Kim
Marketing Director, SAP
@ChrisKimSAP
* Views expressed are solely my own
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8 Management Lessons From The Films of Al Pacino

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8 Management Lessons from the Films of Al Pacino

8 Management Lessons From The Films of Al Pacino

  1. 8 Management Lessons from the Films of Al Pacino
  2. 1. Be Aware of Your Competition The Godfather Part II (1974) “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
  3. 2. Dream Big Scarface (1983) “I come from the gutter. I know that. I got no education... but that's okay. I know the street, and I'm making all the right connections…I could go right to the top.”
  4. 3. Have Integrity in Your Work Heat (1995) “I say what I mean, and I do what I say.”
  5. 4. Value Your Customers & Partners The Insider (1999) “You are important to a lot of people, Jeffrey….I'm all out of heroes, man. Guys like you are in short supply.”
  6. 5. Stop Doing Things That Aren’t Working …and Justice For All (1979) “I would just like to say that what this committee is doing in theory is highly commendable. However, in practice, it sucks.”
  7. 6. Don’t Be Afraid to Take Risks Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) “I subscribe to the law of contrary public opinion: if everyone thinks one thing, then I say, bet the other way.”
  8. 7. Give Your Employees the Best Chance to Succeed Scent of a Woman (1992) “He's come to the cross-roads. He has chosen a path. It's the right path. It's a path made of principle that leads to character. Let him continue on his journey.”
  9. 8. Surround Yourself with Great People Any Given Sunday (1999) “You gotta look at the guy next to you. You are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. Because he knows when it comes down to it, you’re gonna do the same thing for him.”
  10. By Christopher Kim Marketing Director, SAP @ChrisKimSAP * Views expressed are solely my own

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