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A Fan Letter to Jim Butcher – Re: Dresden Files Movie or TV Reboot

Dear Jim:  I would really love to see a Dresden Files Movie or TV Reboot on HBO or Netflix.  I’m a huge fan.  I’ll spare you the details but a visual depiction of the Dresden Universe on my TV would really take my weekends to the next level. I have heard rumors that projects are in the works and that you want to reboot the series on screen.  I have also heard that the biggest obstacle is that the right deal just hasn’t come through yet.  Please forgive me for poking into your business, but have you considered a mini-IPO as a crowdfunding mechanism? —————————————————————————– Side-bar Update: Jim replied to this post over at the Jim Butcher Appreciation Society page on facebook.  It turns out that the weakness of the idea is that organizing and directing a business team in Hollywood is the exact opposite of blessed cat-haunted solitude… Hmmm…. hadn’t considered that important angle.   That said, I left the post here because I  got a ton of positive feedback and variations of the idea in other forums. Although a mini IPO for crowdfunding isn’t a good fit in this specific example, the idea is interesting and I would still love to invest in expanding my favorite stories, art, and music.  I didn’t remove the original post or edit the Dresden files references, but instead left them as an example and/or springboard for somebody else to take the idea in a different direction if they wanted… And now back

The difference between winning and succeeding | John Wooden

I have always loved John Wooden’s definition of success.  By no means am I a basketball coach, player, or fan.  But you don’t need to appreciate basketball to appreciate John Wooden. Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. ~ John Wooden John Wooden was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles. Nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood,” he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row.

How to break your planning into organizational tiers

A few times a year I mess with my planning system. I am an old school Franklin Covey fan, but have made attempts to modernize.  The problem is that I always look for a single solution.  It’s either a paper notebook, the franklin planner OR an electronic system.   I had not considered the AND option by breaking the process down organizationally by time horizon and using multiple tools.  Not sure why… it seems obvious now. In any case I stumbled across this video this morning and it suggests that you do essentially that. I like the idea…