The Best 5 Movies for Entrepreneurs + Some 2nd Bests
Early-stage entrepreneurs need to pull inspiration from all kinds of places; how about the movies? Here’s a list of movies that are perfect for just the right time or right situation you might face with your high growth startup.
Instead of a coffee…: Having trouble getting charged up for that very important first customer meeting, or need to inspire the
Feeling down? Whatever unexpected challenges the market has thrown at you this week, you are still in better shape than the guys in
Reminder: Execution is everything. The 2000 movie
Worth more than I paid. We all want to get the pricing that will allow us to generate healthy profits, but to do so you need to deliver value beyond what you’d expect for the money. Avatar (the 3D version) wins. I paid $38 for my entire family to see this and wow, 3 hours of pure
It’s very cool to be an entrepreneur. There are so many movies that can summarize why entrepreneurship is worth the trip, but my absolute favorite is Risky Business. It’s the ending I especially love. The students who are members of Young Enterprises Club present the summaries, and outcomes, of their businesses. Most of the students sell somewhat familiar things (like new paper towel holders) and earn a profit, albeit small. Joel deals in a riskier world, and he grosses a lot more money than his fellow students. Risky business he was in, and he wasn’t sure how it would work out, but he took the gamble and got the big payoff. Products aside (obviously, as our clients’ products are legal), JumpStart clients are in this same world — risky, scary businesses that could lead to big payoff, but only after taking big risk. Brilliantly fun. (Honorable mention: None - It’s in a category all its own)
What movies would you add to the list?