"Chris Clews mines our shared cultural signposts, including the movies we love, for insights that stick and that can make a difference in our work and our lives. Add this book to your collection!”
— Ed Saxon, Academy Award Winning Producer, Storyteller, Speaker
“Chris has found a way to extract business wisdom out of the ’80s movies many of us hold so dear. A truly enjoyable and nostalgic read with golden nuggets of business advice throughout.”
— Karen Jones, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Ryder
“Finally! Author Chris Clews makes you feel better about blowing half your life re-watching classic eighties flicks.”
— Kevin Barnett, Screenwriter and Producer, Hall Pass, The Heartbreak Kid and Other Well-Known Projects
“I’m a huge fan of numerous leadership books, yet never would have thought ’80s movies could teach me something about our workplaces and organization. Chris Clews has found a new way to interpret these iconic films.”
— Dan Leonard, President, Margaritaville Hospitality Group
"His perspectives and insights bring valuable lessons to the office and are effective, fun and easy to remember. He has artfully crafted simple lessons revolving around his passion of the ’80s that will open up your mind and your heart."
- Diane Franklin, Iconic '80s Actress from Better Off Dead, The Last American Virgin and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
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?
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:
-- The Outsiders -- When the chips are down, it's more important than ever to make the right decisions and "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.
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.
Ah the 1980s. A magical time for creativity, invention, individuality and timeless movies that taught us valuable business lessons. Wait? What was that last one? "What 80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today's Workplace" finds the unexpected business lessons in ten of the classic 80s movies that defined a generation.
See what Lloyd Dobler, Ferris Bueller, Axel Foley and more of your favorite 80s movies and their characters taught us about our business, workplace, careers and ultimately ourselves.
No matter where you are in your career, the business lessons from these timeless 80s movies will resonate. And you'll have some fun along the way! Whether you're just starting your career or an executive that wants to inspire your team or an HR manager looking for unique ways to motivate and train existing and new employees, you'll find the lessons you've been looking for.
Or maybe you just want to wax nostalgic and go back to your formative years in the 1980s. Well this book is for you as well! There's plenty of 80s pop culture flashbacks throughout and you might just learn a few valuable business lessons along the way.
So get out of those workclothes and get into some parachute pants and a Members Only jacket (wait, maybe not)...ok how about just pulling out a few old prom pictures, setting the mood with some 80s music and begin learning "What 80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today's Workplace."
And since 80s pop culture is absolutely endless, this is the first in a series under the same title. Stay tuned!
"Chris is able to take his deep knowledge of the principles of business and work culture and seamlessly weave them through the lens of your favorite 80's movies."
"Funny, smart, entertaining and pragmatic all rolled into one! A must read."
"I will definitely encourage my business partners to purchase his book and use it for future team building and leadership activities."
"I never would have thought that you could take these screen gems and pluck such marvelous nuggets of wisdom in how to navigate our position in the workplace."