Series To Watch On Netflix part 1

 

The Last Dance

A Series You just can’t miss! Doesn’t matter if you are a fan or you aren’t a fan of basketball!
If you aren’t a fan of this Game! You will end up becoming a fan of the Game & The Man Micheal Jordon.
The Journey of the most famous sportsman of USA for the longest time. The Credit of Basketball becoming a Global Sport all over the world and the one name you not only associate with the sport today but even during its a phase of popularisation.
Almost not being able to play the game again in his life, to being determined to making sure he would be remembered for Decades in this sport! To Announcing his Retirement at his peak and trying his hand at baseball And playing for White Sox a baseball Team from Chicago that was owned by Chicago Bulls owner – Jerry Reinsdorf to Making a come back in 1995 and The simplest Press release being “I’M BACK!
Micheal Jordon & The Team that was part during that phase surely had conflicts. But, Show how they evolved as a Team. Winning six Championship during his career. And Winning three of them consecutively.
Micheal Jordan – Just like any other celebrity, Who isn’t perfect and has to deal with the flaws had his moments like the Golf Gambling in 1993 & his disappearance and visiting the Casino to Letting the World know – “Why should you be like in Mike” in the Gatorade commercials as even though he had food poisoning after eating Pizza – He still plays the match & Scores a Win for his Team.
The Last Dance is Totally about Dedication. Being Crazy and Hungry and Never Giving up!
An Inspiring Series For All.
Trivia :
Jordon on his return wore a 45 numbered jersey for the Chicago but soon went back to 23 his original jersey as it did not have the same feeling.
Chicago Bulls as a team won 70 straight games – A record in the NBA in 1996.
When They See us:
A True Series based on an incident in 1989 known as the Central Park Five case. A Series split into four-episode each an
hour an half long. Five Black teenagers Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise are wrongly accused of rape and end up in prison for a long time until the main accuses confesses of his crime and then years later they are free.
This series highlights the facts on the racism against black during the eighties and nineties. The struggle of life in prison and the reactions of the family on their kids even though they admit they were innocent, Yet they find it hard to believe. The series highlights the dirty politics in order to win cases and falsely tricking the accused into admitting their guilt.
There is also an hour-long special with Oprah Winfrey with the “Real” five accused. Oprah Winfrey is the producer along with Robert Di Nero.
But, The Big Question is how much has changed in the USA? Even though this was 89. There was an event recently about a week in the USA Where cops were harassing and assaulted a Black.
The series is Written & Directed by Ava DuVernay who has directed the critically acclaimed film “Selma” which was also produced by Oprah Winfrey.
The five teenagers years later after proven not guilty were Vacated from court means that those who were originally convicted are treated as though no trial ever took place in the first place.
Their settlement for wrongly been accused was $41Million amongst the five of them. Largest in history.

Some More of My Writing #2

What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

 

 

What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Reading a Malcolm Gladwell after about two~three years and it was the title that interested me to read another one of Malcolm Gladwell. This is the 5th Book that I read from Malcolm and this one is as insightful as the previous ones But this has had more case studies that I could relate to personally after a long time and the writing style and the writing is similar to all his previous work – The Tipping Point, Blink, Outlier and David Goliath. Some of the case studies that I could relate to were the Heinz case studies & Prego case studies as these were both I had heard about a long time ago. Is Talent overrated and The Mind hunter we’re other case studies I could relate to. -As I had just watched Mindhunter on Netflix a couple of months ago so it was interesting to live so many stories again.

Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

The Final novel by Ernest Hemingway, Which is believed to be an unfinished Work, for me a rather disappointing read.

The story is about Catherine involving herself & her husband David who is a writer in a strange, erotic triangle with another young woman – And we really never know why until a couple of chapters before the bookend.

This was one book – that was lying on my bookshelf for years and now that I was spending too much time at home and no books to read. I found another book that I was hoping to read “One Day” That day came last week and within a week, I was done reading the book. Maybe I picked the wrong “Hemingway Book” Maybe I had huge expectations. May Be I was just wanting to read a book and that’s why I chose “Garden of Eden”

The style of Hemingway Books are normally incomplete sentences, not too descriptive and just always giving us an outline, not many details of anything much – The setting, and the story takes too long to make you realise what is the actual story. Being my first, I still wanted to know if at all anything happens?

And yes they do, but it too late for that. Leaving the reader to think why did it take this long.

Maybe, Because I have read it today after so many years of it’s the publication and the Era that this story belongs, doesn’t really connect and hence maybe I haven’t enjoyed reading a book from one of the finest writers – Ernest Hemingway.

The Ride Of A Lifetime by Robert Iger!

The Ride Of A Lifetime by Robert Iger. This was a book that I read totally by accident- I have been borrowing books during this lockdown from a friend and thank god for the recommendation.

This Book was a beautiful ride into a journey of how much ones goes through to reach the top. But, In an entertainment business & media business, it’s very competitive. During Robert’s tenure, there were so many important acquisitions he acquired and managed to keep re-innovating and to keep Disney relevant as an organisation to an extent that he acquired Rupert Murdoch organisation for Disney and got access to a bunch of media channels including a popular streaming platform of theirs in India the Hotstar app and rebranded Disney+. There are so many insights to share, The relationship with Steve Jobs and how he convinced him and manages to acquire Pixar.

Trivia:

  • Wide World of Sports an ABC Broadcasting channel became the 1st U.S Media house to enter North Korea in the late 70s.
  • Apple & Disney collaborate for Television Shows on iPod Touch.
  • Marvel, 21st century Fox Studio, Star Wars acquisitions by Disney.

 

Robert Iger shares some of his lessons.

  • Tell Great Stories
  • Innovate or Die
  • Relentless Pursuit Of Perfection
  • Take Responsibility, When you screw up
  • Be Decent To People
  • Excellence & Fairness
  • True Integrity
  • Value Ability
  • Ask Question You Need to Ask.
  • Managing Creativity is Art.
  • Don’t Start Negatively
  • Don’t be in the business of playing it safe.
  • Don’t let ambition get ahead of the opportunity
  • We all want to believe we are indispensable
  • A company’s reputation is the sum total of the actions of Its people and the quality of its products
  • Optimism emerges from faith in yourself and in the people who work for you
  • You need to convey your priorities clearly and repeatedly
  • It should be about the future
  • Treating others with respect is an undervalued currency when it to negotiating
  • You have to do the homework
  • If something doesn’t feel right to you, it won’t be right for you.

This is one of the best books, I have read this year! And another interesting bit of news is recently Robert Iger announced he would be taking the role as the CEO For the popular video app Tik Tok an App that is currently banned in India As there have been ongoing conflicts with China.

Some More Of My Writings!!