When Art Imitates Life: Coffee is for Closers
We asked around for your favorite movie quotes that you use around the office and without any doubt, your most-used line comes from the 1992 real estate flick Glengarry Glen Ross. The folks at Henry S Miller even recreated your favorite scene from the movie. Here's Henry S. Miller Realty Management biz development guru Jon Krebbs playing the role of Blake, talking smack to the salesmen (in this case, director of research Doug Prude—the coffee guy—and corporate services associate, Graham Perry). Notice how Graham sips his coffee with confidence? And, that’s not just because HSM marketing and research VP Missy Hodges told him to. HSM is duly presented with the Bisnow Academy Award for best parody of a drama.
So, the deal didn't close as you hoped? It’s time to “release the kraken!” That’s what one broker tells us he recites. (But it has to be the 1980s-era kraken... none of this CGI stuff.) And every broker can identify with Judge Smails from Caddyshack when he says “Well? We're waiting.” Last, but not least, among your faves is to quote Michael Corleone (The Godfather Part II) when he offers this advice: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”