My husband, my nephew and I are sitting here today watching Christmas movies and my husband just can't shut off. He's a consultant and came up with this tidbit on The Nightmare Before Christmas. Enjoy.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
On Christmas Day, my wife and are sitting watching the Nightmare Before Christmas, and I noticed something interesting about it. The perception of the movie is, in case you haven’t seen it, that the characters from Halloween Town, thinking they can do better than Santa Claus, take over the implementation of Christmas. But here’s what I see: an extremely industrious group of people coming against a major barrier to entry in a new market.
Think about it. Jack Skellington manages to pull off one of the most major macroeconomic reengineering programs in history. In just 55 days, he does the research and development on Christmas, coordinates the project, retools the production facilities and produces enough product for the entire world. Among the challenges he faces are:
So long as people only watch this as a kid’s movie about Halloween, they’ll miss the finer points inherent in this movie that show the benefits of hard work. But like Hank Reardon, Jack Skellington faces a neverending series of insurmountable hurdles at the end of his quest, merely because people don’t like change. For a society that embraces progress, why put such high praise on such a sad movie?
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