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What can happen when a company fires a manager who controls "sensitive" information?
Directed by Michael Mann - 1999 - USA - 157 min

The Insider

2024 April 09 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Conflict - Negotiation - Resilience

The film is based on the authentic story of Jeffrey Wigand, R&D vice president of a major U.S. tobacco company. The manager has a first-class CV, with experience in companies of international standing, and he accepted his job primarily for money; the perspective of a better life for his two little girls, and the happiness […]

An interview with a leader who did not want to be
Directed by Ron Howard – 2008 – USA, UK – 122 min

Frost/Nixon

2024 February 27 | by Arduino Mancini Asking questions - Boss and Staff member - Leadership - Negotiation - Teamwork

It is 1974 and Republican Richard Nixon, president of the United States of America in his second term, resigns from office following the investigation into the Watergate scandal that broke two years earlier. At the root of the scandal were the abusive wiretaps conducted at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee by people linked […]

Can you be successful if you do nothing to please others?
Directed by Tom Hooper - 2009 - UK - 97 min

The Damned United

2024 February 13 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Change management - Leadership - Resilience - Sport - Teamwork

The film is based on the book The Damned Utd by David Peace, which tells the story of Brian Howard Clough‘s 44 days in 1974 at the head of Leeds United, at that time the most prestigious English soccer team. The coach, who in the Premier League is a real manager (he often has responsibility […]

What can happen when the boss does not accept his team members success?
Directed by Neil Jordan - 1995 - USA - 132 min

Michael Collins

2024 January 23 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Conflict - Leadership - Negotiation

In 1916, during the riot known as the Easter Rising, Irish revolutionaries surrendered after opposing for six days the overwhelming military power of the British army at Dublin’s post office headquarters. Among the revolutionary leaders, only Eamon de Valera, an American citizen, is saved from the firing squad. Many followers, including Michael Collins and his […]

A thriller to learn how to negotiate effectively!
Directed by Spike Lee - 2006 - USA - 129 min

Inside Man

2023 October 10 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Cryme and Thriller - Leadership - Negotiation - Stratagems - Teamwork

The film is set in New York and tells the story of five robbers who enter the main branch of a large and prestigious bank, Manhattan Trust, owned and chaired by powerful businessperson Arthur Case. During the robbery, employees and customers are deprived of any personal belongings and forced to wear suits identical to those […]

What is the link between money, power, sex and politics?
Directed by Kevin Macdonald - 2009 – USA, UK, France – 127 min

State of Play

2023 August 23 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Conflict - Cryme and Thriller - Motivation - Politics

The film is based on the self-titled BBC television series and is set in Washington, the U.S. capital. The story begins with two criminal acts: a man kills a burglar on the run, then strikes a passerby, accidentally witnessing the murder, who remains in a coma. The following day Sonia Baker, a young assistant to […]

A film that shows the use of all types of closed questions
Directed by Rob Reiner, 1992, USA, 138 min

A Few Good Men

2023 May 24 | by Arduino Mancini Asking questions - Boss and Staff member - Critical thinking - Leadership

A U.S. soldier dies at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, and two of his fellow soldiers are charged with murder, found guilty of killing him in inflicting exemplary punishment. A panel of lawyers led by Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee is formed to defend them, and he soon realizes that the death of Soldier William […]

When values, friendship and couple life serve personal power
Directed by George Clooney - 2011 - USA - 101 min

The Ides of March

2023 April 26 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Conflict - Cryme and Thriller - Leadership - Politics - Stratagems

The protagonist of the film (from the book Farragut North, by Beau Willimon) is Stephen Meyers, a young and ambitious press secretary who manages media relations in Mike Morris’ campaign for U.S. President; Mike, a Democrat and Governor of Pennsylvania is opposed in the primary to Arkansas Senator Ted Pullman. The competition is very uncertain […]

Among the films that taught me most!
Directed by Juan José Campanella - 2009 - Argentina - 127 min

The Secret in Their Eyes

2022 June 08 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Cryme and Thriller - Motivation - Politics - Women's Stories

The Secret in their Eyes (original title “El Secreto de sus Ojos”) is a film from Argentina that won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film in 2010; not to be confused with the USA remake shot in 2015. The story is set in Argentina in 1999 and employs the novel-writing technique of flashback; a […]

How important is the work-life balance?
Directed by Robert Benton - 1979 – USA – 105 min

Kramer vs. Kramer

2022 March 09 | by Arduino Mancini Asking questions - Boss and Staff member - In the company - Women's Stories

The film is based on the novel Kramer vs. Kramer by Avery Corman, and marked the beginning of Dustin Hoffman’s bright career: he immediately won an Oscar for Best Actor in a film that won a host of awards. The movie tells the story of a couple in which, after eight years, the wife decides […]