Be a Smart Captain


Everyone loved Captain Jack Sparrow ever since we have watched him in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl way back in year 2003. Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character and a main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. There are interesting things about the equipment he used, and his attitude as a pirate that we can learn and applied in the workforce.

1. Sabre

Sparrow prefer to used Sabre rather than Cutlass. The cutlass is best known as the pirate’s weapon of choice. Sabre is a special type of Backsword with a long, flat and usually (but not always) slightly curved blade. Sabre was used primarily for slashing, chopping and cutting enemies. With Sabre, Jack could attack a few inches farther than the other pirates.

2. Magic Compass

The Sparrow’s magic compass was the key to everything, for those who knew how to use it. Jack’s compass proved most valuable, as it pointed to what the owner wanted most, rather than mere magnetic north.

3. Unselfish

Unlike other pirates, Jack sacrificed his “soul” for the sake of the ship he loves dearly, the Black Pearl. Jack even sacrifices his hat to save himself, and his crew.

Actually, the “pirate’s style” and Jack Sparrow are almost the same with Varnion’s style in a positive way 🙂

Why Varnion exist until now, is because Varnion win a few inches from other competitors. If you pay attention to successful companies that still exists nowadays, most of them have common strategies:

1. They choose to use different weapons with a common weapon used by other competitors. To win the battle, it is important for you to have your own weapon. You must be clever in choosing your best weapon.

2. They know what they want, what they want to achieve, how is the result supposed to be, with every plan they make to achieve the result that they desire. Actually Varnion’s “magic compass” is passion and Varnioso (Varnion employees). All leaders should speak in the same language with their team, and all teams should have a common purpose with the company. It is difficult to win, if a company doesn’t have a common language, common purpose.

One of Varnion’s programs, Varnionatic that created for capacity building program, is Military Camp. The Military Camp for Men and Ladies Camp has been held.

In the Military Camp all Varnioso divided into teams. Each team had its own captain, had different strategies to win the competition. If we want to win, we cannot be selfish. A company is a team. A team needs to share to each other, the strong helps the weak, never give up, and never stop until we win.

There will be no problem that cannot be solved as long as all teams fight together. Because by fighting together, you will find a solution or learn how to handle every obstacle properly.

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”– Jack Sparrow

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