Casablanca Pt. 2: Why You Have to Sacrifice to Build Hope

In part 1 of Casablanca we worked out how to identify a Casablanca aka a closed loop insulated environment where hope goes to die. In part 2 we look to the examples of some magnanimous leaders to see how they escape from Casablanca and in doing so break the closed loop for the good of those around them. When we find ourselves in a Casablanca-esque downward spiral of hope in our lives, it can seem impossible to reverse, yet through the examples of Victor, Ilsa, and even Rick, we can come to understand that sacrifice is the key to breaking free and resurrecting hope. Sacrifice, if done magnanimously, like Victor offering up his own life for Ilsa's, creates a selfless chain reaction of hope, igniting the hope in each individual and compounding in scale to bring even the most evil system to its knees.
In part 1 of Casablanca we worked out how to identify a Casablanca, aka a closed loop insulated environment where hope goes to die.  In part 2 we look to the examples of magnanimous leaders to see how they engineer an escape from Casablanca and in doing so break the closed loop for the good of those around them. 

When we find ourselves in a Casablanca-esque downward spiral of hope in our lives, it can seem impossible to reverse, yet through the examples of Victor, Ilsa, and even Rick, we can come to understand that sacrifice is the key to breaking free and resurrecting hope.  Sacrifice, if done magnanimously, like Victor offering up his own life for Ilsa's, creates a selfless chain reaction of hope, igniting the hope in each individual and compounding in scale to bring even the most evil system to its knees.

Creators and Guests

Brian Nutwell
Host
Brian Nutwell
Brian Nutwell is an experienced product, process, and analysis leader. He loves connecting with other people and their passions, taking absolutely everything back to first principles, and waking up each day with the hope of learning something new. He is delighted to join Wonder Tour, to help discover pragmatic leadership lessons in our favorite mythic stories.
Drew Paroz
Host
Drew Paroz
Drew Paroz leads at the intersection point of people, data, and strategy. For Drew, nothing is better than breaking down problems and systems into building blocks of thought except using those blocks to synthesize fresh models. Drew is on a lifelong Wonder Tour to help take those building blocks into life change in himself and others.
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