As one of the best TV dramas of all time looks to new avenues—with a Breaking Bad movie coming in the not too distant future—there’s never been a better time to wax nostalgic about the ballad of Walter White and learn a little something while we’re at it.
The tragic AMC series Breaking Bad had plenty of killer acting, potent twists and inspired craftsmanship, but at its heart it’s a story of ego, pride and business. And there are definitely lessons to be learned from that, even if Bryan Cranston’s character is possibly the worst role model. So take these lessons with a moral grain of salt, but also remember that Walter starts a highly lucrative business with some expertise, ambition and no small amount of violence. OK, maybe don’t learn from that last part.