Business Lessons We've Learned From James Bond

Rule 1: Always get legally drunk before doing anything, ever. Because you're skimping on your tuition, let's call this class 101 of the Screen Junkies MBA*. We've seen what Mr. Suave can do with a gun, a car, and a woman, but he's also got the chops of a magnate that we haven't seen since Gordon Gekko or Thomas Crown. Thank CollegeHack for the education you're about to get. Now let's watch the millions roll in...         *Not a real MBA at all.

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it's gonna be snowy and mountainous. The producers of the next Bond, Spectre, have decided to whet our appetite with a little behind the scenes footage of the production shooting in Austria. It's hard to know what to make of the footage, but it looks very James Bond-y, so we don't need to worry about it straying too far from the formula. Speaking of which, this installment will continue to take us around the world, shooting in London, Rome, Mexico City, Tangier and Erfoud in addition to the Austrian Alps. I don't know where Erfoud is, but it sounds like it's teeming with bad guys. I hope James Bond is able to clean that place up a little. In case you are STILL concerned about the plot of the James Bond film not being very Bond-y, here's the logline for the new one: "A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre." Yup. That sounds like a Bond film. (Deadline)


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