The Wire‘s Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) was a ruthless drug kingpin who snatched lives when he had to, ordered the torture of a rival’s lover, and laid with another man’s woman while he was plotting his demise. He wasn’t a good guy, but of course, there’s that other side to the man. The enterprising young businessman, working in the shadows to step up in the world of Baltimore real estate and business by making the right friends and greasing the right palms — all while trying to inject a little bit of economic theory and practicality into the vicious Baltimore drug wars. You can say a lot of things about Stringer Bell, but you can’t say that he wasn’t ambitious or driven, and despite the illegal bend of his actions, there’s a lot to be learned about his business approach by watching his scenes on The Wire (which you can stream on HBO Now)
So here’s a spoiler and NSFW language filled look at String’s guide to running sh*t.