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Goldman Sachs' 'Jerry Maguire' Moment
CNBC.com | March 14, 2012 | 01:57 PM EDT

An email circulating around Goldman Sachs right now describes a senior employee's dissatisfaction with the culture of his organization.

"There is a cruel wind blowing through our business. We all feel it, and if we don't, perhaps we've forgotten how to feel. But here is the truth. We are less ourselves than we were when we started this organization," the email proclaims.

The message wasn't written by a Goldman employee. It isn't even about Goldman Sachs .

It's the Mission Statement memo entitled, "Things We Think and Do Not Say," which the fictional Jerry Maguire wrote to his colleagues, after experiencing a crisis of conscience about the sports talent agency business.

"We are pushing numbers around, doing our best, but is there any real satisfaction in success without pride? Is there any real satisfaction in a success that exists only when we push the messiness of real human contact from our lives and minds? When we learn not to care enough about the very guy we promised the world to, just to get him to sign?" Maguire writes.

The text of the memo never actually appeared in the film "Jerry Maguire," but apparently director Cameron Crowe wrote out the entire thing. It is now widely available on the Internet.

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