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Recurring series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros.  In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro.  Some will be funny, some will be serious... Some will tug at your heart like when the Fox voice-over guy said, "Tonight - a very special episode of 90210"... You get the vibe... I'll do it countdown-style like they're ranked, but let's face it - they're ALL special..


"I'm an idea man Chuck, I get ideas all day long. I can't control them. I can't even fight 'em"

--Billy Blaze in Night Shift

Today's movie quote is special - it's from employee #1 in Night Shift, Billy Blaze (played by Michael Keaton).  Billy has ideas.  He has ideas coming all day long.  

He's long on ideas, short on execution.  

Know any people like that in your organization?  Maybe it's a blowhard you need to brush back when they're critical of your team or the company at large.  Maybe it's a member of your team you need to coach on executing to a greater degree - they kind who starts a bunch of things they came up with but never sees them all the way through to fruition.  

This clip is for them.  Show it to them.  Billy Blaze had ideas. Ideas all day long. He couldn't control them. He couldn't even fight 'em.  He even had a tape recorder so he didn't lose them.

I'm long on ideas as well.  Billy Blaze keeps me grounded and humble that ideas really don't matter unless you can execute on them.  Clip below (email subscribers click through for video): 



Nice post. Great ideas are a dime a dozen. I'm always tickled when I see these 8 page recipes that list all the great ideas a guy has had, maybe even patented, but resulted in no product/revenue.

I was reading a book on entrepreneurship, I think it was "A Good, Hard Kick in the A$$". In it the author said something like, "you're very unlikely to have a truly great, truly original idea. If, after much research, you find that you seem to be the first one with a particular idea, better question whether or not it's really all that great an idea". True Dat.

My favorite scene in Nightshift.
Barney Rubble. What an actor.


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