In Good Company

In Good Company is thoroughly entertaining. Its perceptive screenplay avoids the usual broadbrush statements about corporations. Instead it is a more realistic story about the triumph of professionalism and excellence over style and ambition. As Lewis says in the Inner Ring:

If in your working hours you make the work your end, you will presently find yourself unawares inside the only circle in your profession that really matters. You will be one of the sound craftsmen, and other sound craftsmen will know it. This group of craftsmen will be no means coincide with the Inner Ring or the Important People or the People in the Know. It will not shape the professional policy or work up that professional influence which fights for the profession as a whole… But it will do those things which that profession exists to do and will in the long run be responsible for all the respect which that profession in fact enjoys and which the speeches and advertisements cannot maintain.

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