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Rango: Who Am I? I could be anyone!
Godfather II: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Shawshank Redemption: Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
Gladiator: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”
Dark Knight: You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Spider Man: With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift. This is my curse. Who am I? I am Spider-Man.
Kung Fu Panda: To make something special you just have to believe it’s special. [...] There is no secret ingredient…
The Pursuit of Happiness: You got a dream…you gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.
Adaptation: You are what you love not what loves you
Braveheart: Every man dies, but not every man really lives.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.
Hitch:”Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away.”
It’s a Wonderful Life:Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?
1. And why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up again.
2. To manipulate the fears of others, you must first learn to master your own.
3. It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai:
1. How big you shall become is dependent on how big your heart is.
2. “Whose Destiny is the same are bound to meet up in the path”
3. “A man’s greatest weakness is always more powerful than his greatest strength”
4. “When a man becomes immensely passionate about something, that passion becomes his true identity
1. Make your passion your profession. That is the key to your super achievement in that field
2. Need for revamping conventional educational system.
3. The difference between knowledge and its application.
Rang De Basanti:
1. Importance of taking responsibility E.g. a. For transforming the nation (fighting against the corrupt system), b. For your actions (killing the corrupt defense minister.)
2. The transformation which can happen in the lives of different students when they become part of a bigger cause.
3. Centuries can go by, but yet, things will remain the same for some people.
1. Step out of your safe zone: Like Nemo, you sometimes have to go beyond your safe zone to really find yourself. Be brave.
2. Even in the murkiest water, you are not alone.
3. Just keep swimming. Like Dory says in Finding Nemo, Just keep swimming. Don’t stop, don’t give up. You might not always know where you’re headed, and sometimes it will feel like you’re heading in the wrong direction, but if you stop swimming, you’ll never get there, you’ll never get anywhere. Just keep swimming.
No man is perfect. Throughout the 7 books, Harry Potter has taught me that it is our decisions that decide our character and not our abilities. Lord Voldemort is possibly the most able Wizard in the world but that didn’t mean he is the greatest.
Moneyball - We’ve got to think differently.
Moneyball taught me that success can be achieved even under impossible situations. All you need to do is think differently. If there is one way to do one thing, then there are other easier and quirkier ways to do the same thing.
Into the Wild - The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.
I’m not going to abandon my family and walk into the wilderness of Alaska but Into the Wild has taught me that human spirit can only be fulfilled through new experiences.
LOTR has taught me to do things with what I have. You can whine, you can complain and you can cry but your hand has already been dealt. There is no going back. But, you can control things that happen from this moment.
The Prestige - Man’s reach exceeds his imagination!
The Prestige has taught me that Man and Mankind in itself will never be satisfied with itself. The power of human obsession has done some terrible things to this world and it the same obsession that has enabled Man to exceed even his levels of imagination.
Iron Man - Heroes Aren’t Born, They’re Built
Quite a weird choice one might think. But, Iron Man has taught me never to underestimate the power and reach of Technology.
And hey, who doesn’t like Iron Man?
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Lesson 1: Naked Wife
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.
After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks,…
“Who was that?” “It was Bob the next door neighbor,” she replies. “Great!” the husband says, “Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”
Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish” “Me first! Me first!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone. “Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii,relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”
Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.
A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said,”Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But,changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”
Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him,”Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?” The crow answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.
…A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.
Lesson 5: Power of Charisma
A turkey was chatting with a bull “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why don’t you nibble on my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.” The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.
Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it wont keep you there.
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Moral of the story:
1. Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy
2. Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend
3. And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut !
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DOT ONE: When Steve Jobs launched Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976, they decided to name the company after the fruit that according to legend spurred Isaac Newton’s theories on gravity. Jobs then spent most of his life defying gravity, and defying the odds.
DOT TWO: Starting with the premise that the best ideas are already out there, Jobs negotiated with Xerox to grant Apple engineers access to the Xerox PARC facilities in return for selling them one million dollars in pre-IPO Apple stock. It was from this visit that Jobs collected the ideas behind the fundamentals of today’s PC – the graphic user interface, mouse and pointer.
DOT THREE: How did Jobs go from start-up to listed company in four years? By getting his mentors to work for him. Jobs brought on a local VC, Mike Markkula, who bought shares in the company and subsequently became CEO. He brought in Regis McKenna, the best public relations man in Silicon Valley, to market the Apple II. Markkula was responsible for the early financing of the company, and for taking Apple public in 1980.
DOT FOUR: Despite becoming worth $217 million when Apple listed, Jobs kept relying purely on his intuition. Apple’s head of marketing, Mike Murray, commented, “Steve did his market research by looking into the mirror every morning.” Sales stalled, Jobs’ management style was seen by his board as a liability and, in 1985, he was thrown out of the company he had started nine years earlier.
DOT FIVE: That might have been the end of another entrepreneur story, was it not for Jobs’ perseverance. Having left Apple, he launched NeXT, to provide PCs to the education market. Apple sued Jobs for launching in competition, prompting him to say, “It’s hard to think that a $2 billion company with 4,300 plus people couldn’t compete with six people in blue jeans.” Jobs sold all but one of his Apple shares, and Apple continued to languish, falling from 20% market share to under 5% by 1996. Jobs, in the meantime, struggled with NeXT, burning through $250 million of investors’ money as he tried to market his new computers.
DOT SIX: In the same year that Jobs founded NeXT, George Lucas was looking to sell a small computer animation group he owned. Disney rejected an offer to buy 50% for $15 million, and a deal to sell to Ross Perot and Phillips for $30 million fell through. Jobs ended up negotiating Lucas to under $10 million for the business, thinking he could market the high-end animation computers that the group had designed.
DOT SEVEN: Renamed ‘Pixar’, Jobs’ new company began marketing the Pixar Image Computer to the medical market – with little success. By 1989, with Pixar losing over $1 million each month, and NeXT faring little better, Jobs found himself left with less than 20% of the $150 million he had received when he sold his Apple stock. At the rate he was going, within two years he would be back to zero.
DOT EIGHT: Taking drastic measures, Jobs sold the hardware side of Pixar for several million, taking a massive loss. By luck, an animated short movie the Pixar team produced in their spare time, “Tin Toy”, received an Oscar, and in 1993, Disney approved a full feature joint venture with Pixar called “Toy Story”.
DOT NINE: The victory was short lived with Disney shutting production of Toy Story down later in the year after losing confidence in the script. Then in 1994, Disney lost four executives in a helicopter crash, including Chief Operating Officer Frank Wells. Jobs was left attempting to get Toy Story back on track while also having to close the NeXT manufacturing facility and sales operation. Most of the NeXT team left. The investors, having put in another $100 million, saw that money disappear too. Toy Story, now back on Disney’s agenda, it would need to earn at least $100 million for Pixar to make any money from it at all; more than any other Disney film had made at the time.
DOT TEN: Even so, an audacious Jobs, down to his last dollar, decided to bet that not only would Toy Story be a success, it would enable him to publicly list Pixar and raise further funds. In November 1995, Toy Story opened to enormous acclaim, becoming the highest grossing release of the year, generating over $450 million in sales. One week later, Pixar had its IPO. Less than twelve months after his worst year financially, Steve Jobs was a billionaire.
DOT ELEVEN: Then, in 1996, Gil Emilio (the new CEO of Apple) went hunting for a new operating system and finally found it… in NeXT. Approaching Jobs for his system, Jobs was only interested in selling the entire company. Apple bought it for $377.5 million in cash and $1.5 million in Apple shares. In one fell swoop, Jobs could pay off all his investors and was involved with Apple again – after over ten years.
DOT TWELVE: In 1997 Apple sales were $7 billion and losses were over $1 billion. Jobs took to the challenge of revitalizing Apple. By 1998, Jobs launched the iMac, followed with the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The rise of Apple to become the most valuable company in the world are well documented, but less is known of the trials that shaped Jobs in his darker times.
DOT THIRTEEN: In January 2006, Disney (having rejected the chance to buy 50% of Pixar for $15 million ten years earlier) bought a transformed Pixar from Jobs for $7.4 billion in stock, making Jobs Disney’s largest individual shareholder and a billionaire for the third time.
To become a billionaire is already rare. To become a billionaire from scratch (or from $1 billion in losses) in three entirely different industries is unprecedented.
Jobs died today with a net worth of over $8 billion after having worked for $1 a year for the last 14 years.
Many people have heard his quote “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
What most don’t know was that this was from a quote in the Wall Street Journal in Summer 1993 – Not when he was sitting on a billion dollars, but in his darkest days, outcast from Apple and the Tech community, struggling with both NeXT and an aimless Pixar, and about to run out of money.
That was Steve.
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Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
There go the people.
I must follow them for I am their leader.
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception.
The real leader has no need to lead–
he is content to point the way.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Be known for pleasing others, espcecially if you govern them…Ruling other has one advantage: you can do more good than anyone else.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
He who has never learned to obey
cannot be a good commander.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry W. Longfellow
I light my candle from their torches.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
A bold onset is half the battle.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose’s egg.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
What you cannot enforce /
Do not command.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)
Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.