There’s this thing called the hero’s journey: boy leaves the known world, gets an attitude adjustment, becomes a man, and does good.
Good example: Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
Bad example: Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street.
And the bad example is coming to town.
Jordan “there is no nobility in poverty” Belfort is swinging through SF to get personal for one night at Davies Symphony Hall. Tickets on sale now.
And if you spring for the VIP seats, you get to tap glasses with the man.
Belfort’s The Truth Behind His Success is a from-the-Wolf’s-mouth account of his rise, fall and rebirth in the financial and, you know, regular human worlds.
Not exactly a Baldwinesque seminar on closing.
Think of it more as a keynote. You’ll get his stories and insights, but you won’t be selling him any pens.
If his seminars are any indication, expect the Hall to sell out tout de suite.
To assuage any moral objections: the money goes to those rubes he bilked for his excess.
That’s called The Return.
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