DEATH OF THE SALESMAN…?
One of my favourite movie scenes of all time is in The Wolf of Wall Street when Jordan Belfort (Leonardo Di Caprio) stuns his new colleagues by convincing a gentleman to invest a huge amount of money that he cannot afford into a stock that has no value. It is straight up daylight robbery, yet the whole team clap and whoop and the viewer is left to be dazzled by what a great salesman he is. But here is the thing – I think it is a fascinating insight into sales people today. It shows us the very methods that salesman use throughout life today – ultimately trying to manipulate the subject into doing what they want them to do.