From 300 MovieFrom 300 MovieSuccess Lesson From The Movie
The plot revolves around King Leonidas, who leads 300 Spartans into battle against Persian "god-King"
Xerxes and his army of more than one million soldiers. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by
the Spartan soldier Dilios. Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced,
placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy. Here are 10 great lessons from 300 :
Just as King Leonidas chose the Hot Gates as the perfect location for Sparta’s stand against the Persians.
Do your research and pick an avenue where your skills will thrive and your competition will fall. Choose
a plan of action that highlights your skills while taking away advantages of your predecessors. Just
make sure you cover your back at the goat path! You never know who’s sneaking up behind you!
Lesson # 1 : Know your surroundings, and choose the battleground that most suits
The Spartan 300 stood against the million Persians for days because they were strong, well trained, and
powerful. A well done business, where the owner takes the time to build a community and continually
support it has the best chance for success against hundreds of competitors. Any successful formula
requires repeat business, and you can’t get repeat business if your soldiers died in battle!
Lesson # 2 : A handful of well trained soldiers can out-perform thousands of weak
The Spartan 300 drew their strength from their family of fellow soldiers on the battlefield. When it comes
to online business, take the time to actually contribute to community sites like Digg, DigitalPoint, or even
blogs you read every day. In the end, it will take you much farther by becoming a respected
community member then a single comment that is never revisited ever could.
Lesson # 3 : A few good friends is better then an army of acquaintances.
Queen Gorgo: Spartan!Queen Gorgo: Spartan!
King Leonidas: Yes, my lady?King Leonidas: Yes, my lady?
Queen Gorgo: Come back withQueen Gorgo: Come back with
your shield, or on it.your shield, or on it.
King Leonidas: Yes, my lady.King Leonidas: Yes, my lady.
King Leonidas knew that the Ephor were wrong when they advised him to stand down on the eve
of battle. Taking the wrong advice can cut you off from avenues that may be right for you, even if
it wasn’t for the person who gave it. Always do what is best for yourself, and never be afraid to
experiment. The Gods were all in the same position as you at one point in time. Remember that!
Lesson # 4 : The gods aren’t always right, do what’s best for yourself, above
At a moments notice, the Spartans were ready to march into battle, with no hesitation. The same applies
to EVERY area of business. Never stop learning, experimenting, and improving yourself. The moment you
drop your guard, is the same moment your opponents take away your land.
Lesson # 5 : Keep your skill set sharp, cause you never know when you might
have to defend yourself.
Even to the bitter end, King Leonidas and his 300 fought for Greece, never retreating and never
surrendering. A lot of people quit because it gets too tough to maintain their difficult jobs. If you
retreat, if you surrender, you’ll never know if a month or two more of hard work might have paid
off. You’ll also never be a Spartan!
Lesson # 6 : Never retreat, never surrender.
When the Persians dispatched Rhinos, the Spartans adapted and prevailed. When they charged in with
elephants, they adapted and once again came out the victor. Technology is CONSTANTLY changing. If
you want to stand atop a mountain of defeated competitors, you have to stay on the bleeding edge of
technological advances to ensure your ready to ride the new wave the second it arrives.
Lesson # 7 : Constantly adapt to your changing situation, it’s the only way to
When the Persian messenger delivered his ultimatum to King Leonidas, he was cocky and backed
himself up by the past accomplishments of the Persian Empire. While success is great, always look
to improve on what you’ve done and never underestimate your competitors. Don’t let your business get
kicked into the pit. THIS IS SPARTA!!
Lesson # 8 : Never be satisfied with your past accomplishments, it might just
get you kicked down a bottomless pit.
King Leonidas proved that even the seemingly untouchable Xerxes was capable of bleeding after all. It
is easy to look at the true juggernauts in a specific field and think it’s impossible to compete against
someone of that size. No one is untouchable, and great ideas rule the world. Be innovative, be cutting
edge, and most of all be fearless even in the face of god-like competition.
Lesson # 9 : Even a man-god can bleed.
Even in his hideously grotesque form, Ephialtes knew the value of networking. He made friends with
Xerxes who ended up helping him to both riches and companionship. Know your strengths and know
your weaknesses, and use networking to take advantage of both. If you can’t be successful in one
route, look at others. keep your best interests at the forefront of your decision making process.
Lesson # 10 : Even if you’re a hideous, misshapen troll, the right networking can
get you riches and women.
The Spartans changed tactics as needed to face down the latest wave of attackers. We
must learn how to set up our battle plan that best suits our desired results This story will
always be told not necessarily cause they won but because they were brave. Great
leaders are brave and bold not bossy and cold! How about you???
Thank You Very Much
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