I’ve got an assignment for anyone who plans to attend the 2009 NACLNC® Conference in San Antonio, March 12-13, 2009.
Between now and March 12th, you must go and see the movie Slumdog Millionaire. That movie won 5 Critics Choice awards, 4 Golden Globes® and garnered 10 Oscar® nominations.
Why am I assigning you a movie? This film is full of lessons for beginning, and seasoned, entrepreneurs. It’s a fictional story of the life of an orphan, Jamal Malik, growing up in Mumbai, India, who miraculously appears on the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”
Here’s the deal. I was reluctant to see the film. The last Danny Boyle film I remember seeing was Trainspotting and I walked out. So, Tom and I went into this one dragging our heels and figuring we’d at least enjoy a big bag of popcorn, if not the movie.
The film didn’t start off too promising, but as soon as the first flashback of young Jamal playing cricket started I was hooked! I don’t rave about movies. Ever. But in this case, I’m raving and I’m challenging every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant planning on attending our NACLNC® Conference in March to see this movie before you come to San Antonio.
I challenge you to identify all the maverick entrepreneurial techniques Jamal and his brother employ during the film. I will warn you, this movie is a rollercoaster of sights and thoughts that may upset you. If you haven’t been to the third world, this is as close as you need to get. If you have been, you’ll laugh through your tears. In the end though, you’ll be rewarded.
Go see it – take your significant other(s). Hold hands, eat popcorn and enjoy the ride.
Success Is Inside!
P.S. If you identify any entrepreneurial techniques you can apply to your legal nurse consulting business, post them here and we can all discuss them.
P.P.S. Stay for the closing credits – it’s classic Bollywood!