Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bill & Ted Face The Music

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Dudes! It’s a most excellent time! There’s a new Bill And Ted movie and it’s available to stream right to your home stereo and video setup.

Bill And Ted Face The Music is the third movie in the Bill And Ted series. This entry comes 29 years after Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey and 31 years after Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

The boys haven’t missed a beat. Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are back with a mission. A mission to save the world and all of reality.

Bill and Ted with their arms extended wide in Bill & Ted Face The Music

Many other original cast members return. William Sadler takes up the mantle of Death, Hal Landon Jr. returns as Chief Jonathan Logan, Amy Stoch is back as Missy (Bill and Ted’s former step-mother), and George Carlin as Rufus.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator

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I recently posited a question on Facebook. I wanted to see what everyone’s top ten 1980’s movies were. The list was long, clocking in at over 75 movies and counting.

One movie mentioned a couple of times was Disney’s Flight Of The Navigator (you can buy it on Amazon).

Joey Cramer in Flight Of The Navigator

It has everything that a classic ’80s movie needs. It had

  • A young protagonist
  • Aliens
  • A quick story
  • Crazy scientists
  • A naive girl who works for the scientists at NASA

I really enjoyed spending the hour and a half watching Flight Of The Navigator again. It had been way too long since I viewed this classic movie.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the leadership lessons in Flight Of The Navigator. I hope you’re ready to enjoy what we can take from this aging movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Peanut Butter Falcon

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I missed one of the best movies of 2019. My guess is you probably did as well.

This movie flew under the radar. There wasn’t a lot of hype or advertising for it. However, the movie was stunning in its beauty and portrayals.

That movie is The Peanut Butter Falcon.

The Peanut Butter Falcon follows 22-year old Zak (Zack Gottsagen). Zak has Down Syndrome and has been placed in the Bethanyven Nursing Home. He’s frustrated and knows he doesn’t belong there. He plans and executes a breakout so he can attend Salt Water Redneck’s (Thomas Haden Church) wrestling school.

Along the way, he meets low-life Tyler (Shia LeBeouf). Zak’s nurse, Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), soon finds them and joins their cause.

Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen walking along a beach in The Peanut Butter Falcon

They eventually discover Salt Water Redneck’s school. It wasn’t what they expected. Yet Zak got to have his day in the ring.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

The second film in the Indiana Jones series is actually a prequel. That’s right! Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom takes place before Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

Did you know that? I didn’t until I began researching the film to write this article. I love little interesting film trivia such as this.

Promotional image for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom finds Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) teaming up with Wilhelmina “Willie” Scott (Kate Capshaw) and a precocious 12-year-old boy named Short Round (Ke Huy Quan). After a deal goes bad with Lao Che (Roy Chiao), Indiana Jones takes night-club singer Willie on the ride of her life. Short Round is Indiana Jones’s faithful companion and joins in the action as well.

It’s a smash ’em, crash ’em action-adventure movie. It’s just what I needed to watch this weekend.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness

As I was starting up my computer repair business, I talked to a successful local businessman named Jim Wilde. He had started and run a successful sign company, Wilde Signs. He was excited to see me start a venture of my own and wanted to help in any way he could.

Do you know what Jim did? He suggested I watch a movie! Yes, a movie!?! It’s hard to believe but that’s what he did.

Will Smith and Jaden Smith in The Pursuit Of Happyness

The movie was a Will Smith movie, The Pursuit Of Happyness (buy it at Amazon). He said to watch it and see what Smith’s character Chris Gardner did to become successful.

The story is hard to watch at times. His relationship with his wife, Linda (Thandie Newton), deteriorated. The loss of his apartment. Being evicted from a motel. And more…