Lessons from Roger Ebert

Inspiration
The iconic movie critic loved his work, and entertained and educated the masses in the process.

Read his reviews of “Freddy Got Fingered” or “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” and it’s hard not to laugh aloud while gaining some insight into the American movie industry and the culture.

Roger Ebert was also an astute businessman, credited with advising Oprah Winfrey to syndicate her talk show. He will be remembered as a popular and beloved movie reviewer. But I think he is an inspiration for another reason.

You see, millions of people each year find themselves struggling with major injuries or illness, which disrupt their ability to work; and many abandon or change their occupations. Despite tremendous circumstances, Ebert found a way to persevere, against tremendous odds, adapt and resume doing the work that he loved for as long as it was possible.

References

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/04/showbiz/roger-ebert-obituary/index.html

New York Times
http://tinyurl.com/cfsev7c

Roger Ebert’s journal
How I gave Oprah her start
http://tinyurl.com/bs98p9l

Oprah.com/Video Shows
How Technology Gave Roger Ebert His Voice
http://tinyurl.com/yftjphj

 

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