Now, when you want to get into entrepreneurship, there is a simple thing you should bear in mind. You are fighting to leave the parlance of waiting for the end of the month to get your paycheck, and this comes with a lot of challenges. Below is an enumeration of some movies for entrepreneurs that can help you overcome those challenges.
Entrepreneurship is that career part where you aim at finding the way to the millions and getting hold of them, as against the employee that is waiting to be doled some few dollars every month. When you are out in search of the millions of dollars, the simple implication and result is that you will also have a million dollar obstacles. Many people simply throw in the towel when they encounter the most common entrepreneurship troubles. Issues like budgeting, lack of funds, criticisms and discouragements by people, lack of government support and hostile business environment deter some people.
Now, one thing you should have in mind as an entrepreneur is that there is something that sets you apart from the average person out there. That is the ability to face the tough times with a no pain no gain or never say die till die mentality. However, we understand that entrepreneurs are still humans, and are bound to hit rock bottom at sometimes. When this happens, you have to embrace your humanity and accept that you need some external help. The best course of action to take when you feel overwhelmed by troubles as an entrepreneur is to take a break. You must go in search of those motivational materials and experiences that will get you back to 100%. You may decide to embark on a vacation, get some training on how to overcome, read entrepreneurship books or enjoy some entrepreneurship themed movies. Below, we will be taking a look at 8 movies that can motivate and inspire any entrepreneur when they are at their lowest.
The 8 Best Inspirational Movies for Entrepreneurs
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
This stands as one of the best inspirational movies for entrepreneurs. This is one movie you will see in a cinema and walk out of the movie more inspired and motivated to face the challenges. Many people describe the movie as a classic piece. It centers on the foundational years of Apple and Microsoft by Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Here, you will learn how those empires were built and the rivalry, difficulties and victories that propelled the firms to where they are at the moment. This will simply get you believing in your dream and working to achieve them like the 20-year-old who challenged a firm as big as IBM.
Boiler Room (2000)
For me, this is the movie that highlights the real issue as it is. There are a few successful entrepreneurs who did not encounter some level of moral and ethical dilemma. Here, you will learn how Seth Davies the 19-year-old guru stockbroker at J.T. Marlin got involved in the problem of deciding whether to choose money and greed over legality and morals. This is where the struggle between right and wrong in entrepreneurship was properly treated. It will teach you what to do and how to manage the problems of legality and ethics in business.
The Social Network (2010)
This stands as one of the most recent among the motivational movies for entrepreneurs, and is based on a recent trend. This talks about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. His rise, education and how a very simple and noble idea was turned into a multibillion-dollar business were chronicled here. In the movie, everything about his process is revealed. The problems he encountered, how he solved them, his disputes with his co-founders and others were revealed. The storytelling could be simply described as deft, and every entrepreneur should see this.
Flash of Genius (2008)
This is one of the inspirational movies for entrepreneurs that talks about strength from the onset. Here, you will be taught about the best way to guard your ideas. It talks about the invention of the windshield wiper for cars by Robert Kearns, and how all the car manufacturers adopted and started using it without giving the due credit to him. In this movie, the fight between Kearns and the big auto manufacturers will get tears rolling down your eyes.
Office Space (1999)
The list of must-watch movies for entrepreneurs cannot be complete without office space. This is one of the most hilarious in the list, and it simply talks to people that hate the 9-5 routine and wants to delve into entrepreneurship. When Peter Gibson found out that he actually detests sitting behind the office desk every day, accepting the orders coming from his boss, he reacts. He, you will enjoy humor in a way that you will get motivated to trudge on in your quest to succeed as an entrepreneur.
Wall Street (1987)
This is one of the oldest of the inspirational movies for entrepreneurs. But the name will teach you what it is about already. It is about Bud Fox the broker who believes that greed is good and therefore will do whatever it takes to succeed. However, at some point, he was asked to carry out an obnoxious illegal and immoral act. That’s when he realized he is not intrinsically bad and cannot carry out the task. Here, you will learn the boundary you should not exceed as an entrepreneur.
This is about digging deep. It tells the story a baseball team managed by Brad Pitt as Billy Beane. They could not compete at the highest level because of the lack of funds to bring in the best and high profile players. However, the manager had to think and device a means of achieving the top competition even without the funds. It simply teaches you to keep making efforts even when you’ve been told you won’t succeed.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Here, Tom Cruise has everything. The career was moving fine, there are many good friends around, and his fiancé was stunningly beautiful. However, he eventually had a turnaround and started thinking that the most important thing for sports agents is to satisfy their clients and not to amass so much money and spend. Because of this, he lost all he had. However, the struggle to gain all of them back makes the movie interesting.
Antony Garlton is a journalist from Kansas, writer and movie lover. Antony presented his startup thoughts at Max Polyakov’s Noosphere conference and after that he run his own movie reviewing studio.