The Name

People often ask where the company name comes from. The video clips below, from one of our founder's favorite movies, Wall Street, hopefully go some way to explaining:

Click above to watch the clip on YouTube, with the famous quote spoken at about 1:10.

Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film released by 20th Century Fox. Directed by Oliver Stone, and starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Daryl Hannah. Martin Sheen, Terence Stamp, John C. McGinley, and Hal Holbrook appeared in supporting roles. Click above to watch the original trailer.

Right before Bud Fox (played by Charlie Sheen, right) gets arrested, the wise stock trader Lou Mannheim (played by Hal Holbrook, left) takes Bud aside and bestows this sage advice:

"Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss."