So as an agency person, or businessy person, what can you learn from Apollo 13?
Besides the fact that, yes, Kevin Bacon is in it. And so is Bill Paxton, no Pullman, no Paxton. Anyway, the biggest thing you can learn from Apollo 13 is this:
Remember the end goal.
In the movie, every step they took was to further their mission to get Tom Hanks home so he could star in You’ve Got Mail.
(Hollywood, we have a problem.)
In your agency or business or specific project, what’s the end goal? Make sure the steps you take are ones that get you closer to achieving it. After all, ideas that seem cool aren’t really that cool if they don’t advance the cause.
So what else can you learn? Here are 5 more things that helped the crew in Apollo 13 reach their goal (and can help you achieve yours too):
1. Collaboration is key.
- You have to work cohesively. After all, without hundreds of people working together, Apollo 13 would’ve been a really awful space movie. (more…)