Changing your life, going to grad school, entrepreneurism, and all-time favorite movies are the topics this week. I’ve got a new partner, Ben Atkinson, a former student of mine from over ten years ago. After a stint as a molecular biologist, Ben went back to school for an MBA in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from Indiana University. He also started his own web company, Night Phoenix Enterprises, which hosts this site.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Jurassic Park
- Back to the Future
- The Life Aquatic
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
- Say Anything
- American Beauty
- Secret Window
- High Fidelity
To close the show, Ben and I each gave some shout outs to culture we have been enjoying.
- Ben is excited about the IMAX re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark and that AMC Theaters will screen all four Indiana Jones movies in one day.
- I recommended a book I’ve just started reading: The Hollywood Economist by Edward Jay Epstein. Here’s an eye-popping statistic: “In 1948, 65 percent of the population went to a movie house in an average week; in 2008, under 6 percent of the population went to see a movie in an average week.” (p. 41). I first learned about this book on Horace Dediu’s podcast ASYMCO.
Ben and I hope you’ll comment/criticize our movie choices and tell us about your own All-Time Top 5 Movies. I feel like revising my choices already.
Until then, in the words of Bill and Ted…
“Be Excellent to Each Other”