Late last year, I asked readers whether they (you) would be interested in an Anthill Book Club as part of a blog post titled, ‘What books inspire you‘.
I made the point that, like many entrepreneurs, I sometimes find myself without anyone to bounce thoughts off after reading the latest paradigm-shifting page-turner.
The response was surprisingly strong (thanks to all those people who filled out our survey). However, many people were simply concerned that a book delivered every month would become a chore rather than a boon (or an expensive doorstop).
The good news is that the exercise got us thinking.
If a Book Club is too demanding, what about a Movie Club – specifically, a Move Club for Entrepreneurs!
A quick Google search revealed that the concept is not otherwise available in Australia (please let me know if you are aware of an alternative… it’s better that we learn now than later).
Furthermore, one great thing about working at Anthill is that we often get to hear about the newest, most inspiring, heart-pumping, eye-ball popping business documentaries and new release DVDs before the public. And we also are generally introduced to the slow-burners sooner or later.
Of course, we also realise that many people these days illegally download films of all varieties from torrent sharing sites (tsk tsk). But I’m one of those old-fashioned folk who like to own and keep my hard copy DVDs (and I’m sure I’m not alone).
Add the convenience of delivery to my door and the option to discuss and share my thoughts through an online forum and suddenly this concept becomes more and more appealing (at least, to this journo-slash-business owner).
So, here’s the plan…
If you think that this is a good idea or a bad idea, we’d love to hear from you (leave a comment below). If you’d like to help us evaluate actual feasibility, by providing a bit more detail, we’ve created a short market research survey (click here).
Blockbuster idea or raspberry?