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What Does Hollywood Understand That Technology Businesses Don’t?

November 4th, 2013

I was watching some movies over the weekend and it seems every one of them follows the same formula: Introduction, Event, Crisis, Despair, Rally, Success, and then Group Hug.

  • “What seems to be the problem, ma’am?
  • “Dude, what’s your problem?”
  • “Doctor, we have a problem.”
  • “No problem, señor.”
  • “Houston, we have a problem.”

Why is that? Why does Hollywood present a major problem as the focal point of their movie when Business doesn’t? I mean, this sequence pretty much describes every technical project I have ever seen. Even down to the shooting off of the most annoying “characters” on the project team. “Can you shoot, Jim, our Director of X? That guy is a major pain in my #&%!”

But, do you notice that Hollywood really makes the smallest “pains” into the most dire conflicts, problems, crisis, and valley of despair?

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