10 Healthy Entrepreneurship Tips from Pirates by Maria Dorfner

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Ahoy!  I found a few metaphors for life in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, a la buried treasure:

 

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1.  BE COMFORTABLE WITH AMBIGUITY

WILL TURNER:  This is either madness…or brilliance.

JACK SPARROW:   It’s remarkable how often those traits coincide.

 

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2.  NEVER ABUSE or OBJECTIFY WORKERS

JACK SPARROW:  People aren’t cargo mate!

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3.  BE ETHICAL

SWANN:  Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision.

 

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4.  REMEMBER YOUR WHY

JACK SPARROW:  What a ship is…the black pearl really is…is FREEDOM.

 

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5.  PRAISE YOUR CREW PUBLICLY; CRITICIZE PRIVATELY

WILL TURNER:  A craftsman is always proud to hear his work is appreciated.

 

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6.  FACE CHALLENGES

GIBBS:  Not quite according to plan.

JACK SPARROW:  Complications arose, ensued, were overcome.

 

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7.  YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

JACK SPARROW:  You look bloody awful, what are you doing here?

 NORRINGTON:  You hired me.  I can’t help it if your standards are lax.

 

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8.  PERSEVERANCE

WILL TURNER:  No cause is lost if there is but one fool left to fight for it.

 

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9. COMMITMENT

JACK SPARROW:  We have a need to travel upriver.

GIBBS:  By “need,” do you mean a trifling need?  Fleeting?  As in, say a passing fancy?

JACK SPARROW:  NO, a resolute and unyielding need!!

 

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10. MEDITATE

JACK SPARROW:  Close your eyes and pretend it’s all a bad dream.  That’s how I get by.

 

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11.  LONGEVITY

 

JACK SPARROW:  You’ve seen it all, done it all.  Survived.  That’s the trick, isn’t it?  To survive?

CAPTAIN TEAGUE:  It’s not just about living forever, Jackie.  The trick is still living with yourself forever.

 

 

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12.  STAY POSITIVE EVEN IF YOUR SHIP FLIPS OVER

JACK SPARROW:  You can’t upright a ship if it’s not already capsized.

 

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Hope these quotes help you navigate your vessel through any unexpected treacherous waters!   Stay healthy.  :-)

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[Quote Sources: Pirates of the Caribbean:  Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003); photos: Pirates of the Caribbean films; Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Disney TV cartoon 2011)]

 

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One thought on “10 Healthy Entrepreneurship Tips from Pirates by Maria Dorfner

  1. Thanks for reading my musings! I received a Happy One-Year Anniversary note from Word Press today on posting 200 stories. Readership is consistently up 30%. WordPress gave me a virtual Gold trophy. Lol. So, thank YOU. :-)

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