Category Archives: Movies

Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

Bob Anderson, the sword master behind such movie greats as Errol Flynn and great movies like Star Wars and Princess Bride has passed away at age 89.  He even did the actual sword work for Darth Vader’s fight scenes in the first 3 Star Wars movies.  He was 60 at the time.  I never knew it was him, but I’ll always remember his work.  RIP Bob Anderson.


Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89 – Yahoo! News.

Reed Hastings’ (Netflix CEO) stock options slashed

I guess the thing I notice most here is the fact that it was a big surprise that Netflix made such a bone headed maneuver.  This just demonstrates that we are all vulnerable to making mistakes.  So often I see people in the tech industry and business in general mistake luck for competence.  In isolation or without wise counsel, we all make mistakes and sometimes they are huge.

Netflix CEO’s stock options slashed after bad year – Yahoo! News

You could have asked almost any Netflix subscriber if it was a good idea to split the services, increase the fee by 100%, and change the web site and brand name.  Any of them would have told you it was a terrible idea, but on a spreadsheet and marketing presentation it probably sounded brilliant.