Christmas trees and decorations are beginning to appear all over the place.
One Christmas ritual we had as kids in my family was to huddle together to watch movies like “The Sound of Music” and the “Home Alone” series.
A new trend seems to be developing now though where people sit in and binge watch some new movies.
One striking example is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series. I have got a few friends who have replaced the regular Christmas movies with the MCU series.
The MCU features a very distinct mentor-mentee relationship between Tony Stark (Iron man) and Peter Parker (Spiderman) from the latter’s introduction in Captain America: Civil War. Watching the animation Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (classic 😊), here are 5 billionaire secrets passed on from mentor to protégé that I noticed.
- Network – Your network is your net worth
Not only did Iron man (Tony Stark) create several Iron men that could perform almost the same feats he could without human control, he realized he needed help from others with special abilities as well. Thus, he formed the Avengers – a group of superheroes to take on any villains that threatened world peace.
Spiderman (Peter Parker), also engaged the help of other spider-heroes from the different universes to take down the Kingpin (Villain).
Do an audit of those you know and assess how you can leverage your skills, passion, knowledge etc. develop solutions for people’s pain points (villains) and that will be superhero billionaire secret learned.
- Your map may not necessarily be the territory but it is still your map – Navigate it thoroughly
After the events that led him to becoming Iron man, Tony Stark (his alter ego) soon found that there were bigger problems than a rogue weapons arms dealer and a sadistic inventor, Ivan Vanko. A tour of S.H.I.E.L.D’s headquarters conducted by Nick Fury and the arrival of Loki from Asgard (another universe) expanded his perspective on the different degrees of villainism.
Peter Parker realised that Queens, New York City was not everything. The spiderman brand could and had spread over multi-verses and there was no Peter Parker in them. Your friendly neighbourhood spiderman does not necessarily have to be Peter Parker or in New York. It can be in all neighbourhoods in the world.
Even before the multiverse became a thing, Tony had to recruit Peter to help bring the break-away Captain America-led faction of the Avengers to heel. He found a new world outside Queens that needed saving and had other superheroes in it. Apparently, someone had been watching the teenage boy using his powers for the good of mankind in small Queens and decided he qualified to perform on a bigger stage.
Your idea might be local now. Keep working and winning at it. Then apply global thinking to it and bingo! That may be you on your way to becoming a billionaire like Tony Stark. Remember, Uber’s business plan was written for a city