In October Sky Homer Hickam is inspired to create his own rockets after seeing Sputnik cross over his hometown in October of 1957. He is partially inspired by the desire to escape his coal-mining hometown and eventually has the support and teamwork of several friends. We can relate because this is much of what our own education is like, I even remember being shown this movie in school, except rocket science is usually a bit more complex. What exactly can we learn about our MSP business from it?
Getting ahead of the game!
Though this may seem like a dreamy kid story it is just as profound in the ‘real world’. Through actual practice in sales and MSP as well as dealing with people and being concerned for the customer’s needs you can get ahead of the game. All the books and simulations in the world don’t replace experience but they shouldn’t be ignored and are an essential tool for a growing MSP business. Keep this in consideration when hiring new MSPs. Experience is invaluable and should not be taken lightly. Education certainly has its advantages in this world but either way the work will be hard, but it was going to be hard to begin with. You are not out of the race just yet! Keep going until you’ve become the best of them all!
Rocket to success!
Homer Hickam, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, does his best but in the end is competing against many other teams who are at greater dispositions than he is. Despite being baffled they, instead, begin to rally only to make it to the final fight where they must compete against a nation of brilliant minds! Despite this they turn a negative into a positive. I won’t go into too much depth of what happens, but Homer’s final rocket ended up soaring higher than the peak of Mount Everest.