▼Breakthrough Ideas for July 2012 (Part 1 of 2)▼
PLAY BUTTON BELOW AS USUAL. MY ADVICE: TOLERATE NO DISTRACTION
There's a reason the above movie based on true events leading to the pioneering of open
heart surgery has a perfect 5.0 star rating. But those who haven't seen it will, I'm sure,
decide for themselves. I have an all-time personal Top 20 Movies List with up to four
or five movies tying for the same spot in several cases. But in July 2012, this movie
not only serendipitously entered my life but effectively staked its claim as being
#1 contender. I'll tell you why in just a moment but at the time of writing, one
thing trending on Twitter bearing some connection with the breakthrough
idea I gleaned from this movie happens to be a joke about presumptive
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pick for the Vice
Presidency of the United States, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. And the joke
goes like this: I've seen horrible things. I own over 200 horror
movies. If you didn't find that funny, and really, I wasn't try
-ing to trick you, some tweeps may contend it's because
you have a lot in common with Alan Rickman's brilliant
depiction of the dour & aloof but highly intelligent
Vanderbilt & Johns Hopkins scientist, Dr. Alfred
Blalock. I identify deeply with Dr. V. Thomas'
plight (flawlessly played by Mos Def). Like
the Ryan joke, there'll always be those
who think all experiences are equal.
But the toughest advice to hear
from a high-achieving Black
mentor is: You have no
time to be a victim.
all the C.R.A.P.
& winning the
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SPECIAL THANKS TO L.J.
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