Category Archives: Leadership

Imperial Burden

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures original film Black Panther won Marvel its first Oscar.

#BlackPanther is based on a series of graphic novels of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 97%

metacritic: 88

imdb: 7.3

oscars: 3 wins

golden globes: 3 nominations

SAG awards: 2 wins


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Recovering Alcoholic

Warner Bros. Pictures original film A Star is Born won Lady Gaga her first Oscar.

#AStarIsBorn is the third iteration of a 1937 feature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 89%

metacritic: 88

imdb: 7.8

oscars: 1 win

golden globes: 1 win

SAG awards: 3 nominations


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Basket Ball

Netflix original film High Flying Bird dropped Friday February 8, 2019.

#HighFlyingBird was directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh and shot entirely on an iPhone 8.

rottentomatoes: 92%

metacritic: 78

imdb: 6.3



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Anglo Saxons

BBC Two original historical drama The Last Kingdom dropped its third season on Netflix November 19, 2018.

#TheLastKingdom is based on literature / has been renewed for a 4th season.

rottentomatoes: 87%

metacritic: 78

imdb: 8.3

***SPOILERS AHEAD***



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Champion’s Penance

Starz, Surivor's Remorse

Starz‘ athletic-career comedy Survivor’s Remorse premieres it’s penultimate episode tonight.

Also airing tonight the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Executive producer and three-time NBA champion Lebron James has renewed his show for a fourth season.

Rottentomatoes: 97%

Metacritic: 81

IMDb: 6.9



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The Man for the Fall Season

He lost. They didn’t elect him.

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

 In fact, he lost partially because of his efforts in behalf the nation.  However, it hasn’t been widely recognized that the most impactful, beneficial, and long lasting effect of his decision, wasn’t the decision that he is known for, reviled for, and awarded for.

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“All that is gold does not glitter”

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What is the Presidency For?

“Then, what the hell is the presidency for!”
 “I have the power, now, and I intend to use it.”
— Lyndon Baines Johnson

HBO, All the way

Politics is War.

HBO premiered the movie “All the Way” on May 21. It is great film where Four Temperaments are clearly shown in action.

“November 22, 1963: John F. Kennedy was dead in Dallas, killed by an assassin. Jacqueline Kennedy, her clothes still spattered with her husband’s blood, stood beside Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson as Johnson took the presidential oath of office. Camelot was suddenly and shockingly gone. In the passage of a few jolting hours, King Arthur had been replaced by the crude, graceless, but equally energetic Lyndon Johnson, a professional politician from Texas.”  [Presidential Temperament]

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Autonomous Gentleman

Mr. Robot, USA Network

Culturally resonant hacker drama Mr. Robot dropped its season 2 trailer this week and will premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c on USA Network.

Rottentomatoes: 97%

Metacritic: 79%

IMDb: 8.8

Emmys:  2 wins 6 nominations


***Spoilers Ahead***

http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot


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Transformation: Swimming Across the Universe

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.”  — Andy Grove

In Memoriam: Andy Grove
2 September 1936 – 21 March 2016

Andy Grove was noted for making sure that important details were never missed.  Having a strategic vision helps in recognizing the important factors.

He had survived by getting things right in the long term and transforming himself.

“By the time I was twenty, I had lived through a Hungarian Fascist dictatorship, German military occupation, the Nazis’ “Final Solution,” the siege of Budapest by the Soviet Red Army, a period of chaotic democracy in the years immediately after the war, a variety of repressive Communist regimes, and a popular uprising that was put down at gunpoint. . . [where] many young people were killed; countless others were interned. Some two hundred thousand Hungarians escaped to the West. I was one of them.

Even though he arrived in the United States with little money and not knowing English, Grove retained a “passion for learning.”  He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 1960, followed by a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963.

“Probably no one person has had a greater influence in shaping Intel, Silicon Valley, and all we think about today in the technology world than Andy Grove.” — Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware

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Cutthroat Diversity

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Thrones SYGU‘d in a significant fashion this year picking up Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects among others.

Season 6 premieres two weeks from tonight and will essentially feature brand new content that George R.R. Martin has not yet written.  So now all the snobby GoT book nerds will have to wait an entire week to find out what happens just like the rest of us plebs.

***HBONOW is now available exclusively online for a 30 day free trial available here.***

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

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