Monday, 4 June 2018

7 Must-Watch Inspirational Movies For Entrepreneurs

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“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
There are indeed many rough patches along the way when it comes to Entrepreneurship, apparently many people fall off the wagon too quickly. And there are times when it gets so hard to even finish off a single day. And that’s exactly when the role of inspiration comes. When this whole entrepreneur thing becomes overwhelming, you should rather take a break and look for some much-needed motivation because you’re not just an average person, you’re an entrepreneur. That means that even when times are tough, you’re still going to march forward. As a matter of fact, for all the business owners who feel like they’re hitting the “wall”, we’ve compiled the Top 7 Must-watch Inspirational Movies for Entrepreneurs to reignite the spark in them. After all, what better way to find inspiration than watching movies?

1)     Wall Street (1987): This is the story of a young and passionate stockbroker, Bud Fox, who toed the line in too many wrong places to work his way to the top. He is taken under the wing by Gordon Gekko, a ruthless corporate raider, who will stop at nothing to accumulate wealth and power. Gordon manages to corrupt and manipulate Bud to the extent that the latter trades on illegal inside information for him. This movie goes to show how easy it is to get swayed by easy wealth and power and how to keep your morals intact through it all.

2)     The Social Network(2010) : The extraordinary tale of the world’s youngest billionaire, The Social Network, revolves around the one and only Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook. The movie begins with a young Zuckerberg, still in Harvard, laying out his plan for a ‘social networking site’ and chronicles his journey of driving Facebook into a global success. The movie explores the spirals of the life of a young entrepreneur, who had a billion-dollar idea and how, against all odds and fraught with social and legal controversies, he made it happen.

3)     Jerry Maguire(1996): The movie revolves around a man who has all that one can desire for: a beautiful partner, biggest clients and lots of respect. But then he decides to step back and question it all and proposes his new thoughts to the rest of the company, which ultimately ends in him losing it all. Everyone turns their back on him, except for one very volatile client, Rod Tidwell. Here on you see Jerry examine what it is that is really important to his business and life and work towards bringing it all back together again, only this time, the way it should be.

4)     Rocky(1976): A true story of an underdog  who went from nothing to something, and something very big at that.  Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is given a chance to fight the heavyweight champ. He has an opportunity to make a better life for himself by going ahead and trying to win the prize. This movie kindles the competitive spirit and the amount of perseverance Rocky puts into it inspires one to get up and meet the competition and succeed in today’s marketplace.

5)     Moneyball(2011) : Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) has the lowest salary to offer his Baseball players. His team is an underdog and moreover all his top notch players are being picked up by bigger teams, Now he’s left to look at how to create a winning team without the class that money can buy. This movie shows how taking an innovative approach to an existing way of doing business when you have little to no cash can beat the competition.

6)     The Pursuit of Happyness(2006) : This is a real life story of a man who ends up losing his house, his wife and his money, being left with just himself and his son. But it’s the steps that he takes from here that really shape him into who he becomes. The movie shows how a struggling salesman overcomes obstacles and works smarter and harder than the competition. Based on the best-seller by the same name, it can easily give you goose bumps every time you watch this powerful story.

7)     The Godfather(1972) : The Godfather is all-time top 10 movies, and it’s also one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time. This is a story about the growth of a small family business and the fighting off of the opposition. The business changes through time until it finally becomes the largest organized crime syndicate in New York City. The father and son who run the operation show what it takes to get to the top and stay there. It’s a great watch for those who want to learn how to stay on the top.

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