According to Wikipedia, the term utopia was coined from the Greek language by Sir Thomas More and used as a title for his 1516 book Utopia, which was written in Latin and described a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. It literally means “no place,” or “nowhere.” With a play on words and by changing the spelling to eutopia, it becomes “good place.”
In one word, how would you define utopia?
If you were to survey one hundred people with the previous question and list the top five answers on the board a la Family Feud, the number one answer would probably be, “paradise.”
Well, Utopia is a real place in Texas. With a population of just over 220 people, would I refer to it as “paradise”. I don’t know. I haven’t been there. But I plan to visit soon.
Utopia, Texas and the Utopia Golf Course were the settings for the book, Links of Utopia, authored by Dr. David L Cook. A great movie with the same name starring Robert Duval was filmed there as well.
I loved the book and the movie which is suitable for all audiences.
The movie featured one of the most unique endings I’ve ever seen. I won’t even hint at it here because I don’t want to ruin it. I won’t even issue a “spoiler alert” before telling you. I just won’t tell you. Get the movie.
Dr. Cook’s variety of media and communication usage is similar to what I’ve been teaching and urging business owners to do for a long time. That is another reason I reached out to Dr. Cook and requested an interview that I can share with our readers and listeners.
Dr. Cook shares his message via a book, a movie, a blog, a yearly in-person retreat, and more.
This article could go on – but you will get a lot more value out of the interview.