What makes a great cinema is the story, how it is told, the actors and the analogies you can infer - for no art is really relevant till you could perceive it from where you stand. Spotlight made for an impressive watch - for every scene was designed to matter. The method and discipline followed by the investigative team of journalists was an effort to be studied, and it would be helping entrepreneurs conduct their business better for sure.
Four years of building Hammer and Mop helped me realise my strengths and weaknesses, which helped with clarity in choosing my role at SILA. Lack of formal education prior to starting up had ensured that my mind is a blank slate, and my 'business education' involved rabid access to books, magazines and online media - everything that could help. It offered a good mix - for the books presented solid thoughts from thought leaders while the latest online content helped me stay updated with the trends. Hammer and Mop was an opportunity to experiment at the scale we were in, and we made most of it.