What Are Your Favorite Entrepreneurial Related Movies

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Yes, movies are entertainment and fun, however, there are those one in a thousand movies that teach and inspire us. They bring us face to face with the harsh reality that most of the time things don't go right, however, with the right attitude and the sheer grit and determination, some great men and women have made it against all odds.

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What Are Your Favorite Entrepreneurial Related Movies

  1. 1. What Are Your FavoriteEntrepreneurial Movies
  2. 2. Movies Don’t Just Entertain Us …Yes, movies are entertainment and fun, however, there are those one in athousand movies that teach and inspire us. They bring us face to face withthe harsh reality that most of the time things dont go right, however, withthe right attitude and the sheer grit and determination, some great menand women have made it against all odds.The truth is that business movies abound, even though they may not bepackaged as such. many of them have valuable lessons for entrepreneursand management alike - from choosing the right customers to taking onestablished competitors. Ive come up with a list of some of them Ive foundto be really valuable. Maybe they were not blockbusters or even mild-commercial successes; nevertheless, they are made of pretty good stuff.Remember this list is not exhaustive, but definitely serves as a starting point
  3. 3. WALL STREET – Every Dream Has Its Price (1987) In the life of an ambitious young stockbroker, Bud Fox will do just about anything it takes to succeed, and for him, that includes a little bit of insider trading. See what happens when the desire to succeed takes over your life and the motto of ‘Greed is good’ directs how you do business. But what happens when you’re pushed to your limits and asked to do something you can’t or won’t do? Suddenly everything comes to a head when Fox is asked to help do something, not only illegal, but morally reprehensible. The Learning: Do whatever it takes to succeed, BUT do it legally. Trust is the cornerstone of a successful business. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094291/ Watch the Trailer on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCctqbRrsBQ
  4. 4. FORREST GUMP – The Story of a Lifetime (1994) This is a simple man with good intentions, who accidentally becomes phenomenally successful from living his life the best way he knows how. He wins medals, becomes a professional ping-pong player, takes up running, owns a huge shrimping company and inspires people all across the country. The simple nature of Forrest makes him very appealing to world as he proves that you don’t have to be a super genius to make something work, you just have to try. The Learning: One word “believe”. This one really teaches us that with belief in oneself the unthinkable can be achieved. A characteristic that every new entrepreneur needs to possess. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/ Watch the Trailer on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCctqbRrsBQ
  5. 5. JERRY MAGUIRE– The Rest of His Life Begins Now (1996) This is a story about a man who’s at the top of his game; beautiful partner, the biggest clients, 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 his back on him, except for one, very volatile client, Rod Tidwell. From here you see Jerry examine what it really important to his business and life and works towards bringing it all back together again, only this time, the way it should be. The Learning: Dont be hasty with decisions. Think, decide, know your priorities and then chase them like crazy. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116695/ Watch the Trailer on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1n1zLoaZHA
  6. 6. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS – Based on a True Story (1996) Firstly, this one is one of my all-time favorites. I often watch it on a Sunday afternoon, when I need that little extra determination to move on. This is a real life story of a man who believes so badly in a product that he can’t sell that he ends up losing his house, his wife and his money, being left with just himself and his son. This in itself is an important lesson to be learnt, but it’s the steps that he takes from here that really shape him into who he becomes. Against all odds, he takes an unpaid internship to become a stockbroker, fighting against his peers for a single job at the end of it. This is a powerful true story that sticks with you as you face your own personal struggles in business. The Learning: Pursue. Pursue. Pursue. No matter how hopeless it seems, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Believe in yourself and your product/service. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921/ Watch the Trailer on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xcZTtlGweQ
  7. 7. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – Fear Can Hold You Prisoner, Hope Can Set You Free(1994) This is one of the greatest films of all time, and one I’m sure that the majority of readers have seen before, purely because of its undeniable greatness. It’s the story of a man who manages to succeed in the worst possible conditions imaginable – false imprisonment for the murder of his cheating wife and lover. From making friends with another con inside the prison, Andy manages to make the best out of a very bad situation and through perseverance manages to achieve more than he ever thought possible. The Learning: Make the BEST of every situation, no matter what it is and keep persevering. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/ Watch the Trailer on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hB3S9bIaco
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