Well.. how do you know ? Do you need an alarm clock to wake you up in the morning to go to work? Do you look forward getting out of work to go home? Do you look forward to weekends? If you have answered yes to one or more of the above, the chances are that you are not happy with your work.
Satheesh Gopalan was introducing the world premiere of his motivational documentary, “Innovation – where creativity and technology meet”. Satheesh, popularly known as Sat, has been at it for over 3 years. In the summer of 2010, Sat and his buddy Kris decided to make this movie in the following 6 months – it was Sat’s childhood dream to make a movie. Circumstances and turn of events were not bound to that timetable and Kris had to be away for an extended period of time, leaving Sat with the movie. With no experience in movie making, Sat worked on it the next 3 years to produce this notable documentary.
Ms. Supriya Sharma was the guide for the evening where the movie was shown in Ottawa recently, for a crowd of more than 300 people assembled at the Kailash Mittal Theater of the Carleton University. Ms. Sharma introduced Dr. Roseann O’Rielly Runte, president of Carleton University as the first speaker, who noted that it is only appropriate that a documentary about innovation is premiering in this very University which was recently awarded the first, second and third places in the Idea context for the most creative idea using technology.
Sat went on to show his magic box – a carved wooden box where Sat seem to keep everything he wants to make into reality. He kept the pictures of people he wanted to interview for this documentary – which included Bill Gates and Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi from Claremont University. Overcoming impossible situations, Sat did make these interviews by his persistence and planning, a really commendable effort for a person who is funding this project right out of his pocket!
The documentary is about an hour long and is well made and well presented. There are several notable personalities that talk about their own journeys to wherever they are today. One theme that runs through this documentary is – one need to have dogged perseverance and need to execute the dream projects if they are important to you – no matter whether the world sees it that way or not.
This is a documentary about Creativity, Innovation, and Technology. It shows how these powerful forces are changing the way we live and work in the 21st century. The innovation movie team met with many prolific game changers from all over the world and discussed their thriving strategies in an age of exponential changes.
Salman Khan (founder of Khan Academy and also one of the most 100 influential people in the world), Tony Hsieh (CEO of www.zappos.com), Phil Libin( CEO of Evernote, one of the fastest growing cloud based companies in the world), Chip Conley (CEO of Joie De Vivre), N.R. Narayana Murthy (Chairman of Infosys, India’s second largest IT company), Marshall Goldsmith (World’s number #1 Leadership thinker award recipient), Robin Sharma (world-renowned leadership coach), Ben Zander (Author of “Art of possibility” and a regular speaker at world leadership and economic forums), Dr. Nathaniel Branden (father of self-esteem movement in the US), Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (world-renowned psychologist, known for his work in the field of creativity and innovation) and many more are part of this film.
This film entertains, inspires, and elevates viewers to a next level of excellence and possibility. Further, it makes them feel any one can become great and it is never too late to become what an individual might have been.
The screening was followed by a short talk by Sofia Leong, who is the director of the Executive MBA program at Telfer School of Business in Ottawa. She suggested that innovations, technology and above all, action go well with what this Universe stands for and encouraged the audience to be the Master of their own domain. Sat provides us a platform for us all to interact with the Masters in several key areas. Sophia ended by challenging the audience – what is your innovation and how are you going to make it a reality?
The DVD of this documentary will be available through Amazon and iTunes by 15th of February. Also Sat Education plans to develop training modules suitable to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs, schools, and organizations. If you are interested in these courses, contact Sat Education through www.innovationmovie.com.