Hope During Hard Times

A scene from Cast Away about endurance and faith in life. Which challenge did you recently experience, and what gave you hope?

Cast Away is a movie about a man stranded on an island and his return to the woman he loves.

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Chuck is recounting how the tragedy impacted his romantic relationship to his friend, Stan. How Kelly had to let him go after his plane crashed and enough time passed. And how Chuck, after trying to commit suicide, knew he had to stay alive. Not just for the hope of seeing Kelly again, but for the hope that comes from a new day.

The scene starts at 2:08:27 in the movie.

Sustaining Spirit in Startups

A scene from WeCrashed about returning to the heart when the soul of a company is compromised. Have you experienced “soul suck” within a company?

WeCrashed is a mini series about the founding, growth, and downfall of the commercial real estate company WeWork.

My favorite scene shows the founder and his wife returning to the essence of WeWork in the wake of “lifeless” formalities. They are frustrated by the robotic quality of the S-1 document that’s needed to take their company public and decide to replace legal speak with words of passion that align with the company’s mission. To tap into the spirit of WeWork and discover new words, they throw papers, center themselves, and strike a gong inside the WeWork headquarters.

The scene starts at 32:11 in Episode 7. You can watch this scene by subscribing to Apple TV+. There is currently no official clip on YouTube, but here’s the trailer to give you a taste of the show.

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