Cautious crooks keep their ambitions small, never forging a long-term plan and living for the quick fix.
The smartest crooks, though, turn their crimes into a craft – like Gordon Gekko, who may mostly stick to the law, but isn’t above an under-the-table deal. He doesn’t care who he screws over, so long as he’s making millions out of it.
Going behind young stockbroker Bud’s back, and underestimating Bud’s ability to play dirty. Filthy dirty.