Film making, above all the other arts, seems to require obsessive organization and administrative skill.

Today’s movies are so complex, they require the coordination over months of hundreds of people, locations, sets, props, and often without knowing you’ve done it all right until the final weeks of post-production when everything comes together, the special effects, the music, the sound, and of course the acting and story. One needs to look no further than most “behind the scenes” extras on DVDs to see evidence of the overwhelming planning that goes into a feature film.

The rest of the business world could stand to learn something from accomplished movie directors and producers. There’s magic in the ability to both project manage something so complex while not getting lost in the details to the detriment of the final product.