It’s interesting to think about the information that influence our entrepreneurial framework. Normally most knowledge about entrepreneurship is built by reading books. However, upon some reflection, certain movies can make a significant impact, shaping ones own business mind.
I believe, that the following movies are a pure source of inspiration and knowledge, and I highly recommend every entrepreneur to watch them.
The Social Network
The film provides the viewers a better understanding of how to grow a successful a startup.
The movie is about Billy Beane (portrayed by Brad Pitt) , the general manager of Oakland A’s baseball team. His team did not have the required money to spend on new player. Beane had to discover a new way to compete against the big teams, who had enough money to buy the best players.
As an entrepreneur you can learn a lot from his innovative way of thinking. In addition Beane stays loyal to his vision, doesn’t listen to the naysayers and never backs down from his vision. Briefly he displays great entrepreneurial traits.
The Pursuit Of Happyness
This movie is based on the true story of Chris Gardner (portrayed by Will Smith). In my opinion, it is one of the most motivational films for entrepreneurs. Chris and his son (portrayed by Jaden Smith) struggle to follow a dream.
Even though he became homeless and had difficulties to provide good life standards for his son, he continued to pursue his dream. Passion and sacrifice is something every entrepreneur should be able to accept and embrace.
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Pirates of Silicon Valley covers the early days of the US American leading technology hub and the rise of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. The movie provides an interesting sight on the founders of Microsoft and Apple.
Even today Entrepreneurs are still looking up to these two influential individuals. You can definitely learn a lot.
This is the story of the underdog Rocky Balboa (portrayed by Sylvester Stallone) who is given the opportunity to fight the heavyweight champion. This chance offers him a better life for himself if he is able to win the prize.
Every entrepreneur can learn from Rocky’s competitive spirit.
Steve Jobs – The Lost Interview
This documentary film is a good reference for people who are interested in starting a technology company, but it also contains valuable lessons for all entrepreneurs. During the hour-long conversation you experience the profound philosophy of Jobs.
Steve Jobs continuous comings and goings at Apple is depicted in this film. You get to know the man behind the genius and vision of Apple, with his successes and failures.
This is a story about a man who already have all he wished for; a beautiful fiance, a great career and lots of friends. But suddenly he questions it all and presents his ideas to the rest of the company, which ultimately leads him to lose his jobs. As
Jerry Maguire (portrayed by Tom Cruise) starts his own company and goes on journey to regain what he had lost.