• Chutzpah is derived from the Yiddish language. It describes the confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to other people.
• It means having the supreme confidence, courage bordering on arrogance, audacity, gall or nerve. It is the fearlessness to take on established authority and systems.
Swifty Lazar was a Hollywood agent. Early on when he was starting out in his career, he went out for dinner with a hot young starlet who was in high demand in the movie industry.
He wanted to ...