When I first saw the trailer for the movie, Jumper; the
action, movements and the ability to jump anywhere in the world appealed to my
adventurous side. Forget passports,
planes, and getting frisked at airports. Ole!
It helped that the director had previously completed Bourne
Identity, a favorite of mine and many others as judged by box office
appeal. I was juiced to watch Jumper!
And oh yes, in the recesses of my memory, I had previously heard Tony Lopez speak on this same capability of transporting Star Trek, “Beam me Up” style. Tony, as a guest speaker on the NHSN 1/28/08 event, spoke on leadership. He is the author of Breakthrough Thinking: The Legacy Leader's Role in Driving Innovation.
In his presentation, he expressed how innovation occurs with
drive, imagination, and mostly focused leadership. Of the many examples that Tony presented, one
remained with me: instant molecular
Tony challenged the audience of 147 mostly Hispanic salespersons to create this.
I could echo the thoughts of everyone present. “I don’t know how to make it happen, but I sure know I could market it, sell it, and cash in on it while having lots of fun!”
This was a fleeting message that lingered on in my memory
banks until I heard of Jumper.
With Jumper brought to screen life, it embodied what that
challenge had been. This was someone’s
interpretation of “what if?”
If we think it, we will see it. If we see it, we will make it. If we make it, they will come. When they come, we will sell it. Creation. Marketing. Sales.
We know the formula.
This is a challenge worth pursuing.
Sources already say that molecular transport exists to
teleport single atoms or particles of light. http://www.aip.org/pnu/1997/split/pnu350-1.htm
So now we need lots of atoms working in unison. How many atoms are there in the average human?
Jumper doesn’t answer such esoteric questions. It just jumps into action.
One moment you could be on top of a mountain swaying on a
hammock on a clear, fresh, sunny day, and the next on to Paris, or Rome, or the beaches of Hawaii, or just to get across town.
Of course, there is a downside in the movie. Bad guys with this special jumper power will
use it for robbing banks, taking chicks on blind travel dates, and will avoid paying
transportation fees. They sneer at bus
With great power comes great responsibility. Thanks, Spiderman, but this Jumper stuff is much better and much cooler.
Sign me up, Tony.