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  • Writer's pictureLeigh Gerstenberger

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Updated: Oct 10, 2018

Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to hear Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last speak at the Global Leadership Summit

Sinek who refers to himself as an ethnographer shared some fascinating ideas on the difference between finite and infinite games using several relevant examples that highlighted the differences between how the United States and the Viet Cong approached the Vietnam War to the way Apple and Microsoft compete with each other. If you’re interested in learning more about this concept order a copy of his most recent book The Infinite Game.

All this said, after listening to Sinek I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Leaders Eat Last which is attributed to the great 19th century thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (pronounced GU(R)-tuh) who made the following observation.

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

…and speaking of how we treat those who can do nothing for us. If you’ve not had the opportunity to see Same Kind of Different as Me, it’s now available on Netflix. This is a great movie for several reasons.

  • The film which features several major box office stars: Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Jon Voight and Djimon Hounsou; tells the true story of international art dealer Ron Hall and how he befriends a dangerous, homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of a lifetime.

  • The movie was produced by Pure Flix, a media company committed to distributing faith-based entertainment suitable for the entire family. Some of Pure Flix other notable films are: God’s Not Dead 1 & 2; Woodlawn and The Case for Christ. Pure Flix just released Unbroken: The Path to Redemption, that chronicles the life of Louis Zamparini famed U.S. Olympian who served time in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. This film depicts Zamparini’s life after he returns from his internment and his struggles with alcohol, PTSD and how his faith ultimately redeems him.

  • My friend Steve Fydeski originally from Youngstown, OH is Pure Flix’s Chief Operating Officer. Steve and the entire Pure Flix team are doing a great job influencing our culture with wholesome, family entertainment that can provide teachable moments for us all.


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