Princess Anna and the Slight Edge
For those readers that don’t have a three year old daughter, Frozen 2 came out Thanksgiving weekend. For those who do, well, the snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen…. (if you know, you know)
It is hard to overstate the popularity of the Frozen franchise. Launched in 2013, the Disney film about the Queen Elsa of Arendelle and her sister Princess Anna blew past box office records with a $1.3 billion hit and earned two Academy Awards (best animated feature and best original song).
As noted by TheStreet.com in 2014, Frozen is “no longer a movie, it’s a global brand, a larger than life franchise built around products, theme parks and sequels that could last into the next century.” Since the initial film, Frozen has expanded into Disney theme park attractions, books, a Disney on Ice show, a Broadway show, various short animated firms, and lots and lots of merchandise (the Higgins household alone somehow owns two Elsa dresses, one Anna dress, six pairs of Frozen PJs, four pairs of Frozen leggings and matching shirts, a sleep-critical Frozen blanket, countless books, puzzles, stickers, etc….) And, now, just in time for Christmas, Frozen 2 has arrived. Fantastic.
Kidding aside, after watching the latest installment we were happy to see that Princess Anna clearly has been reading her Slight Edge, one of Chenmark’s perennial book picks. A key line from Anna’s big solo “The Next Right Thing” goes: “I won’t look too far ahead / It’s too much for me to take / But break it down to this next breath, this next step / This next choice is one that I can make.” Anna’s focus on incremental progress is impressive, and completely aligned with our company ethos of working to be 1% better each day. Maybe once she is done saving Arendelle from certain doom, Anna can come work for Chenmark.