What '80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today's Workplace Book #2
PUB: Silver Tree Publishing
PUB DATE: November 6th 2019
By: Chris Clews
Oh, Carol Anne, who crooned, "They're here." Poltergeist, 1982. Perhaps you really meant to say ...
"It's he-ere." That is, the sequel to the first book by Chris Clews: What '80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today's Workplace: Unexpected Business Lessons from Ten of the Great '80s Movies That Defined a Generation. So where does Book #2, subtitled 10 More Iconic Movies, Even More Totally Awesome Business Lessons, take us? Cue the unforgettable '80s quote: "Where we're going, we don't need roads." (Back to the Future, 1985.)
You'll need a guide for this journey (Chris Clews!) and there's no better way to travel than to hop back in the time machine '80s style. Remember the sequels craze that swept the nation at the same time as through such iconic feature films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Back to the Future and every slasher film set on a street or in a camp? Yes, the '80s excelled in creating sequels and so does Chris.
So, are '80s movies really imbued with timeless lessons for business leaders? Yes, yes they are! The era of parachute pants, Members Only jackets, padded shoulders, and earrings as big as your face also brought us the same creative indulgence for the workplace today in the form of bigger business lessons, bigger budgets, and anything-goes totally radical marketing. And the practical, evergreen lessons for businesses of all kinds? They're timeless.
In Book #2, you'll find 10 more unforgettable '80s movies and even more righteous business lessons that you can apply at work immediately. Plus a totally radical foreword from '80s silver screen sweetheart Diane Franklin of Better Off Dead fame. Turn the pages and celebrate the arrival of a decade that saw an explosion in creativity and the rise of the individual.
Discover dozens of relatable, unique and fun workplace lessons with a side of nostalgia. You'll never look at these movies and their characters the same as you did before.
Here's a sneak preview. Rated "G" for all audiences:
-- The Outsiders -- When the chips are down, it's more important than ever to make the right decisions, or "Stay gold."
-- The Princess Bride -- How to drop the "As you wish" mentality.
-- Caddyshack -- Learn how to "Be the ball" in business.
-- Fast Times at Ridgemont High -- Why it's okay to say, "I don't know."
-- The Lost Boys -- Reject your workplace vampires.
-- Coming to America -- "When you think of garbage, think of Akeem." Translated for the workplace? Earn your leadership.
-- Better Off Dead -- Being successful requires that you "Get out over your skis" and hit that mountain as fast as you can.
-- Weird Science -- It takes a bit of crazy to continue to move the business world forward.
-- Ghostbusters -- It's true! Strapping an unlicensed nuclear reactor on your back makes you less risk-averse.
-- The Karate Kid -- "Don't forget to breathe. Very important." is perhaps the greatest business advice of all time. In other words, you surely don't want to lose your sh!t when it hits the fan.
The timeless lessons of '80s movies (taught to some of us as tweens and teens, and just now being discovered by younger generations) still resonate and apply to our careers. Extract these lessons and live them every day.
So, take off those work clothes, get into some parachute pants and a Members Only jacket, pump up your favorite '80s jams and get ready to learn What '80s Pop Culture Can Teach Us About Today's Workplace.
Chris Clews did it again with this second installment of “What 80’s POP Culture Teaches Us About Today’s Workplace”, with 10 more iconic movies, and even more totally awesome business lessons. I absolutely loved this book and devoured it!
What a fun read with amazing leadership and business advice on how to successfully navigate the workforce as a new employee or a seasoned leader or business owner. As a child of the 80’s, who also tend to quote from 80’s movies and scenarios myself, I am so ecstatic to be reading this amazing book!
We all have something to learn and Clews delivery was fun, clear, and relevant. With our younger workforce who are now rediscovering and embracing the fabulous 80’s era, this book will also serve as a great guide for those starting a new job or career. I am certainly not a new-by and was able to pick up sound advice as a leader in health care administration!
I love the way the book is organized in very easy to read font and organization highlighting important messages with separate Fun Facts section and a bonus Lessons. I love that important concepts have bolder fonts to emphasize the message and valuable lessons in each of the chapters.
It also helped that I had 80’s music blasting while listening and enjoying this read for extra inspiration.
I highly recommend this read for yourself and makes an amazing gift to anyone looking to succeed in our current workplace.
Chris Clews grew up in Reisterstown, MD, and is the quintessential child of the '80s, with a closet full of '80s movie t-shirts and a house full of '80s movie artwork. He is an author and keynote speaker on the intersection of '80s pop culture and today's workplace. A huge supporter of animal rescue, he donates a portion of the proceeds from his books and speaking engagements to the SPCA International.
Chris has more than 20 years of corporate marketing and ad agency experience, is a graduate of Elon University, and lives by the words of his favorite poet laureate, Ferris Bueller: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Chris is the author of an entire series entitled What '80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today's Workplace, which examines iconic movies and their characters, offering up memorable and impactful lessons for workers of all ages, in all industries, and at every level of contribution and leadership. He speaks on the topic of '80s pop culture and the lessons it can teach us about business today.
If you are interested in having Chris speak at your conference/event/seminar, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit chrisclews.com. You can also find Chris on Twitter: @80spopculture, Instagram @ChrisClews80s, LinkedIN at ChrisClews and Facebook at Chris.Clews.10 and ChrisClews80s.