- 21st February 2011
- Posted by: Rosalind Howard
- Category: NL Week
Time to Read – 45 Seconds
Thank you everyone who has taken the trouble to write telling me how the last 5 weeks visiting the Formula for Guaranteed success has arrived at a pertinent time for them. I am sorry I haven’t replied individually I haven’t had the luxury of time, nevertheless I am truly grateful to hear from you and to know when something has been of use.
Andy Cope www.artofbrilliance.co.uk responded to my request for guest nlweek contributions. The Prince’s Trust Young Ambassadors pieces will follow.
Andy Cope – Monsters Inc.
If you’ve seen ‘Monsters Inc.’ you’ll k now it’s a cool movie. If you haven’t seen it…what are you waiting for?
Sully is a blue, hairy, hulk of a monster. His buddy, Mike, is well…an eye, on legs. And they are a team. They work for ‘Monsters Incorporated’, a huge organisation that employs monsters to scare children into screaming. They then bottle the screams to create electricity that powers their city (Monstropolis…where else!)
The children are scared of the monsters and, interestingly, the monsters have been taught to be scared of the children. With me so far?
Except Sully messes up big time. The big blue buffoon accidentally brings a child back to Monstropolis. And he finds that the child (Boo) is a sweet, innocent thing. And Boo has no fear of Sully. I guess she’s not learned to be scared. The breakthrough comes when Mike and Sully discover that Boo’s laughter also creates power. And then it’s a good old-fashioned battle between the old way (creating fear) versus the new way (creating happiness)
It’s such a great idea for a movie. And the clincher is when they discover that laughter has 10 times more power than fear. Imagine! So the monsters have to change their approach, adopting silly hats and churning out smiles instead of roars. It seems the new way is more powerful than the old.
And I can’t help thinking there might be a business message in there somewhere, if only I was clever enough to work it out.
With my love and best wishes