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Holiday Film Business Lessons

December 14, 2012

Rudolph Hermey YukonThis all started out while watching “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with my five year old grand-daughter. I can relate to the gang on the” island of misfit toys,” the unwanted and defective, and it always feels good when the “misfits” like Yukon Cornelius, Hermey, and Rudolph finally push the Abominable Snow Man off the cliff into oblivion, and save Christmas. It’s a triumph of the unloved and under-appreciated  Unfortunately, there’s not one clip to capture all that, but I did find these…

It’s A Wonderful Life
We all need help sometimes, and sometimes that help comes from the cloud, and sometimes that help talks to the cloud. Be wary of anyone who talks to the cloud. Unless it’s this cloud.

The Santa Clause
Never say, “it’s not my job.” Sometimes you just have to step into some big shoes and get the job done. Even if you’ve just killed the guy who’s shoes you’re stepping in to.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Stringing up 250 strands of lights and having them work without burning your house down can be a challenge. Maybe hiring someone with the technical chops to do the job right is a good option.

Elf
Consultants can be expensive and their egos can be huge, even if the rest of them isn’t. Be careful who you partner with.

Fred Claus
Work can be a grind, and sometimes you just have to “be the morale” for your team. Yeah, you. Shake things up at the office. It’s the holidays. Just do it.

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