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.
Ben and I discuss the movies briefly and arrived on a list of four for you to vote on. Vote on the movie you’d like to hear us discuss. We’ll let you know the results of the poll just in case you want to watch and weigh in with your thoughts too. The poll is in the right sidebar–>
Ben and I each choose our Top 5 Favorite Movies:
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Jurassic Park
- Back to the Future
- The Life Aquatic
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
photo from mashable.com
- Say Anything
- American Beauty
- Secret Window
- High Fidelity
“You Stole My Story!”
from rottentomatoes .com
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”