For corporations, this provides an engaging and persuasive tutorial on how entities, even though they might grate on each other personally, can achieve miracles if they pull together toward a common goal.
The three are Ben the neurosurgeon, Alex the Guardian photographer, and dog (which never does get a name).
Their private small plane crashes in the mountains as the pilot has a fatal heart attack. Since he never filed a flight plan, no one knows they are there. The dog had been the pilot's.
Ben lives in his head. Alex in her art. Dog, fortunately, is selfless and totally devoted to the common good.
Somehow Ben and Alex learn to cooperate with one another. They both trust dog's instincts.
Eventually, of course, they fall in love. And that could be the powerful force that keeps them alive in the last few days of being stranded, despite exhaustion, hunger, and their own dark mindsets.
But the love story is secondary to the myriad lessons of overcoming the self, with all its conditioning and likes/dislikes, for a group purpose.
That experience is transformational. Neither can return to the persons they had been previously. Likewise, successful team effort in business can cause a paradigm shift throughout the organization.
An example? The turnaround of near-bankrupt Chrysler, orchestrated by the team Lee Iacocca had put together. My role was speechwriter/ghostwriter. Serial all-nighters? No one complained.
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