Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1

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Tom Cruise returns for his seventh outing as IMF (Impossible Mission Force) member Ethan Hunt. He’s always been a rogue agent doing what he needs to do to get the job done. In Dead Reckoning Part 1, it’s no different. Hunt must do things his way to accomplish the impossible mission.

What is Ethan Hunt’s mission in Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1? He’s been tasked with hunting down a terrifying and deadly new weapon. This weapon, The Entity, is scary, especially in our world. It’s a sentient AI system that doesn’t want to be shut down. 

The Entity has infiltrated banks and defense systems globally. 

Could you imagine if AI began to behave like this in our world? ChatGPT going into banking systems, Claude accessing military records, or Bing AI creating deep fake images of you or your loved ones. Or worse…

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ready Player One

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Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline’s award-winning novel Ready Player One to the big screen. Any time a director tries to translate a New York Bestseller to film, they face an uphill battle. Fans of the book are looking for a faithful book to movie translation. Moviegoers are looking for a great story. Most of the time, neither group is satisfied.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ready Player One

Having never read Ready Player One, I don’t know how faithful the movie adaptation is to the book. What I do know is that Ready Player One is a darn good movie. Visually, story-wise, and experientially. Moviegoers looking for a fantastic movie will not be disappointed.

What Is Ready Player One?

Ready Player One is the #1 New York Times bestselling book by Ernest Cline. Released in 2012, Ready Player One tells the story of teenager Wade Watts. Wade loves to play a virtual reality game known as OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). Filled with pop culture references, the book was a smash hit.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation

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Dun dun dada. Dun dun dada. Dun dun dada. Dun dun dada. Dun dun dada. Dun dun dada doo de doo doo de doo doo de doo doo do.

Almost instantly when you hear the Dun dun dada of the Mission Impossible theme song, you know what’s coming…

Action. Intrigue. Thrills.

Mission: Impossible Rogue nation leadership lessons and quotes

Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation released this past weekend. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and more, the movie looked promising.

The big name actors in MI:5 tend to deliver. And, once again, they did.

The new Mission Impossible movie delivered in every way possible, including leadership lessons.

WARNING: Mission Impossible 5 spoilers ahead

Leadership Lessons From Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation

1. Record Shop Girl/IMF Agent

I’ve heard the stories. They can’t all be true.