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What Does George Lucas’s Film Red Tails Teach Us About Leadership?

Management is a Journey

George Lucas’s latest film Red Tails is the true, inspiring story of the Tuskegee Airmen who were American pilots and heroes in World War II. It recounts the story of American men who wanted to fight for their country in real combat but were not initially allowed to do so because they were considered unqualified [.].

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Neil Gaiman – Commencement Speech on Life, Art, and Advice

ReThink HR

Neil Richard Gaiman is an author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. You do not and you should not.

Fujifilm Succeeded Where Kodak Failed

Coaching Tip

Eastman Kodak was head and shoulders above all the others in the manufacture of photographic film when Fujifilm wasn't in 1963. What happened?

My Job as a Mission Field

Ron Edmondson

Into Hollywood and the film industry. What if I saw my job as a mission field? But, what about you? The real world… Into the marketplace.

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My Best of 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here you go – this is my list of the Best of 2011 in a number of categories. Best Business Book: The 3rd Alternative by Stephen Covey (New York: Free Press) – this book explains and promotes a tired “win-win” philosophy in a fresh way, opening up applications in multiple contexts for many people who [.].

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Seven Films About Ethics


If you were to pick seven films to spark a discussion about ethics, which ones would you choose? Let's exclude documentaries or training films.

Film Economics


How much did Sigourney Weaver get for the first Alien film? And what did she get for the next one? Here's an interesting account

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Science and Film-Making


PaleoFuture : The magazine Science and Invention looks at the 1927 futuristic film , Metropolis.

Bro. Laida: My Interview with a 92 Year Old Pastor, Part 1

Ron Edmondson

At the time of this filming he was about to turn 93 years old and had just taken the interim job of my home church, First Baptist Clarksville.

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New Film by AthenaOnline – Auntie Claus

Marshall Goldsmith

Her only real relationship is with her flamboyant great-Aunt, the film’s title character. Take a look if you have a chance. Life is good.

Today’s thoughts January 20, 2012

Rapid BI

Many of us have seen the film Ghostbusters at one time or another (maybe even several times), without realising how [.]. Who are you going to call – Management training by GhostBusters Who are you going to call – Management training by GhostBusters Bosses – many of us are one – most of us have one. ecademy

Silent Film, "The Artist," And Conversation

Bird's Eye View

How can this be? It may be just because of all that activity, noise, mayhem and screeching, that people are looking for a respite.

To Catch an Extraordinary Film


I recently purchased and watched the Collector's Edition DVD and it is sharper than I recall the original film. Pure entertainment.

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The Kony 2012 "Controversy"

Harvard Business Review

Instead of a film, they ended up creating a massive movement to save children from abduction into Kony's rebel army. Spending too much money on film and media. It's a film and media organization for Christ's sake. Would critics rather they spent nothing on film and media and that no one know about them or the issue?

Need, Speed, and Greed: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Vaitheeswaran Harper Business/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2012) A brilliant examination of “the new paradigm for sustainable economic development in the twenty-first century” How innovation happens is rapidly changing. Vaitheeswaran Wall Street (film The [.].

New Film


The trailer for " Act of Valor

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My “Favorite” Bubba Joke

Ron Edmondson

” “Okay, I will” So, he was able to go to where Tom Cruise was filming a new movie and made his way to the studio, where he was able to briefly approach him. In honor of Bubba Watson winning the Masters golf tournament today, I thought I’d share my favorite Bubba joke. There once was a guy named Bubba. I really do.”

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Films for the 4th


Cultural Offering has assembled a great list of films for Independence Day viewing. I would add: " The Crossing " " Northwest Passage " " The Adams Chronicles

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Olympian Leadership Lessons in Peak Performance

The Practical Leader

Later this month, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games get underway in London, England. ” Leadership, like athleticism, is multi-faceted.

Are Colin Clark’s Books True? We Can’t Ask Marilyn!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Karl's blog entries Amy Greene Amy Kaufman BBC Films Blue Valentine Colin Clark Incendiary Joshua Greene Los Angeles Times Marilyn Monroe Michelle Williams Milton Greene My Week with Marilyn St. On Friday, I saw My Week with Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monore. She was nominated for an Oscar for this performance.

Bro. Laida: My Interview with a 92 Year Old Pastor, Part 3

Ron Edmondson

Brother Laida, as we called him, is a 92 year old pastor (about to turn 93), who, at the time of this filming, is still working full-time in ministry.

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Win the Rat Race: Taking 6 Steps Back

Linked 2 Leadership

Remembering that “everyone running the rat race is still a rat,” I have lately been watching some beautiful 1950’s black and white films to hearken back to a slower time. I’m particularly drawn to their lavish sets, dramatic dialogue and most desirably, the simplicity of life.

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Depreciating Intellectual Capital


Or more recently why Kodak filed for bankruptcy, a ripple effect of their decision to focus on film. Kodak knew film. Their senior leadership knew film. Yesterday, I finally got around to listening to the latest Office Hours podcast from Daniel Pink. This wasn’t the first time Hamel had used the term.

What Do We Know About Motion Picture Performance?


Most of us enjoy films and believe we know what makes a good or bad film. Spectators have good taste but also enjoy bad films.

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Just Another Art Film


The trailer for " The Man with the Iron Fists

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Best Book or Film Title?


Book and film titles can make or break a work. The Steve Martin/Eddie Murphy film "Bowfinger" probably suffered greatly because of its ill-chosen name. What do you think is the best book or film title you've ever seen?

Films about Lawyers


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Unusual Film Update


" Cosmopolis " " Rust and Bone " " Moonrise Kingdom

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Memorable Film Scene


Michelle Pfeiffer singing " Making Whoopie

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Coming Next Week: An Interview

Ron Edmondson

Thanks to Jimmy Bell and Brian Coleman, from the tech ministry at Grace Community Church, for filming this interview.). His wisdom is timeless.

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It Conquered the World


This may just be the greatest film ever made. The special effects alone are stunning

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Personal Development - A Common Trait of All High Achievers

Your Voice of Encouragement

Once the filming was done, I had to edit and produce it, using special software. For many people, graduation means they are done.

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Strong Women in the Front Row

Women on Business

Margaret Thatcher , portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film The Iron Lady , was a woman of depth and conviction. We just have to be clear.

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Best (Not Scary) Halloween Films


" The Nightmare Before Christmas " " Beetlejuice

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Today’s thoughts February 8, 2012

Rapid BI

With Apple dropping support & products for the film & media industry, they are now [.]. Goodbye IT – hello products that work Goodbye IT – hello products that work With so many people fed-up of big software solutions that just are too clunky and don’t do easily what people want, the IT world is moving. ecademy

Great Moments in Film: Sand Sharks


How could I have ever missed this one

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Great Moments in Modern Film


The trailers for: " Ishtar " " Showgirls " " Howard The Duck " " Heaven's Gate " " Battlefield Earth " " Gigli " " Plan 9 from Outer Space

When You Stop Growing You Start Plateauing

Tim Milburn wants to do some filming on our campus for a series of videos aimed at college students. It was Ryan DeLuca’s office.

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My Own Coach - Untitled Article

My Own Coach

There are many great books and films where you can learn about leadership and teams. films books leadership

Should we worry about a Digital Landfill?

Mills Scofield

We used to take just one in the physical film days but with a digital camera/phone, we can take 20 to get the one we want. Our society has made significant progress on reducing landfills. So, I’ve wondered if we are creating the equivalent of a digital landfill? that we do it without thinking. And is that ok? What do you think?