Not a lot of time today–I have a second to take a break, so I’ll just give two short things to you. The first: a link to an interesting article in Time on how leadership is perceived, not really earned. I’ve seen this principle “in the wild,” and it bugs me. Then again, I’m also an outspoken person, so maybe I’ve used this principle a time or two. Something to think about.
Second: a film review. The Professional. Fantastic movie directed by Luc Besson and starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman (in her premier role–at 11!). Strong four stars for me. Reno’s an immigrant hitman, and he ends up being saddled with the care of Natalie, a girl whose family was gunned down and now wants revenge. It’s super violent and has great action scenes, but somehow it also managed to get some feeling and emotion into all that stuff. An interesting hybrid of a movie, but really well done. I loved it. It’s such fun to watch movies you end up enjoying so much.