1) CARRY ON REGARDLESS! Captain Jack Sparrow is the ultimate disaster manager.
Jack, a beta male who makes himself an alpha manager by his thorough determination
to not stop regardless of any obstacle, is an inspiration to all middle managers
everywhere who haven't a clue how they got here, but just keep plowing on through
disaster after disaster.
from the movie: Jack is prepared by the cannibal natives as if for a barbecue.
But even though the skewer, of whatever you call a thingie that can hold a man
over a flame, is through his clothing he still makes a run for it thinking on
the hoof as he runs. He eventually falls down a cliff. Disaster? No, not for Jack,
he is in fact saved by the rod through his back. Management lesson to be learned:
Embrace all limitations and handicaps and make them work for you!
2) HEAVY ALCOHOL USAGE CAN HELP MAKE DIFFICULT DECISIONS. Captain Jack
Sparrow is constantly rum soaked. Being drunk gives him the managerial freedom
to make difficult, sometimes painful decisions, that without the rum he might
not be able to make. Managers should use alcohol wisely but never fear to use
it when difficult decisions have to be made.
3) MARKETING MARKETING MARKETING! The whole movie is based on a ride at
Disneyworld. Always have an eye for marketing in everything you do. If there is
a book to be sold later then keep a diary, keep any incriminating pictures, note
gossip down - knowledge is never wasted.
4) SOMETIMES YOU JUST GET LUCKY! Taking the movie as a whole: Johnny Depp
is regarded as possibly the finest actor of his generation. The Pirates movies
however have been roundly criticized by critics, although have made a fortune
at the box office and in DVD sales. Management lesson: get a good team and ignore
Tips from Shrek
Tips From The Fantastic Four
Tips from The Exorcist
Tips from The Terminator