In this podcast series, recovering screenwriter (and Mr. Monitor) Jay Rosen and Tom (the Compliance Evangelist) indulge in passion for the movies by looking at them through the lens of compliance. Jay is a contemporary movie fan and I am more of a classic movie maven so we present a well-rounded view of the movie fandom. If you want to indulge in your love for the movies with two guys who are passionate about Hollywood and get some ideas for your compliance program, this is the podcast series for you. For this  offering, we consider the Star Trek III-The Search for Spock.

Some of the highlights include:

Ø  How and why did this movie has such operatic themes?

Ø  Can you separate the soul from the mind?

Ø  What are some of the leadership lessons? Tom has five.

1. What is your one rule?

2. What is risk and how do you assess it?

3. Never carry a swagger stick or any other affecting accoutrement of leadership.

4. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

5. If you include your senior management in your decision making, they will be more invested in the outcome.

Ø  How did one short scene with Uhuru (Nichelle Nichols) explain the scope of her entertainment career?

Ø  How did Ronald Reagan make a related appearance in this movie?

 Tom gives the movie a full bucket and ½ of Popcorn and a medium sized Diet Coke. Jay gives the movie a full bucket of fresh popcorn with Milk Duds mixed in.

Join us again where in our next episode of Popcorn and Compliance, we consider Star Trek IV-The Voyage Home.