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Expert: Ken Smith, business strategy consultant and co-author of The Art of M&A Strategy: A Guide To Building Your Company’s Future.

Accuracy rating: 9/10

Working Girl (1988) exaggerates the drama of the mergers and acquisitions industry, but much of the film shows what it was like to be an outsider in the business.

So says Ken Smith, the co-author of The Art of M&A Strategy: A Guide To Building Your Company’s Future and a business strategy consultant.

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The movie’s portrayal of working in 1980s finance, making deals and networking are “all exaggerated but based on reality,” says Smith.

Working Girl shows “the challenges of getting good talent recognized when it doesn’t come from the best schools or isn’t the traditional package, the art of the deal, and the importance of being part of the business community.”

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