Secure Base In the Office and Gym

As I’ve posted before, I’m a big fan of IMD Professor George Kohlrieser‘s advocacy of secure base leadership. Quick summary: as children we gain confidence to take risks (like learning to walk) because we have secure bases (like Mom) to pick us up if we fail (like falling down). We carry this pattern with usContinue reading “Secure Base In the Office and Gym”

James Bond Cars

Today’s ranking: James Bond’s best cars: 1. Aston Martin DB5 – this beautiful silver sports car was featured in multiple movies (Goldfinger, Thunderball, Skyfall) and cameo’ed in a few more. The original spy car, it had machine guns, rocket launchers, smoke screen, tire slashers, and a rear bullet shield. This was the Batmobile of BondContinue reading “James Bond Cars”

James Bond Henchmen

Often James Bond movies have more compelling henchmen than the villains themselves – and then sometimes the henchman are totally lame. Following is my ranking: 1.¬†Oddjob (Goldfinger): incredibly strong and with a razor-sharp projectile hat!2. Jaws (Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me): incredibly strong and with razor-sharp metal teeth!3. Xenia Onatopp (Goldeneye): Former model whoContinue reading “James Bond Henchmen”

Bond Girls

In celebration of Alabama’s decisive national championship win and as a nod in particular to the commentators gushing over the winning QB’s girlfriend, today’s James Bond film ranking is of the Bond girls! 1. Casino Royale: Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) and Solange Dimitrios (Caterina Murino)2. Goldfinger: Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) and Jill Masterson (Margaret Nolan,Continue reading “Bond Girls”

Favorite James Bond Actors

Day 2 of my Bond Blogging Binge! Today I’m focusing on the six actors who have played James Bond in the “official” Eon films. Each one has brought something different to the role – for better or worse! 1. Sean Connery: the original and far and away the best. Connery’s Bond interpretation brought a delicateContinue reading “Favorite James Bond Actors”