Movies are powerful tool for education, enlightenment and entertainment, its an antidepressant and therapy for mood swings most times. In 2017 one of the ways to learn fast and move your business ideas forward is to learn from other people’s experience that way you can glean some wisdom from their flaws, faults, failures and fruits.
Thank me later after seeing this movies listed below, the would stimulate your thought process, drive your passion and fuel up your strategy whiles giving you hope that you certainly can make it in this world. My friends as you shut down from the day’s work today, go to the nearest movie store and look for the following movies and preferably see them from the comfort of your living room.
- THE LOST INTERVIEW: STEVE JOBS
The Lost Interview is documentary for people who are interested in starting a technology company, but there are also valuable lessons here for all entrepreneurs. The beauty of the documentary is in its simplicity. In fact, it’s a stretch to even call it a documentary; it’s better described as a largely unedited, hour-and-a-half conversation with Steve Jobs.
you’d realize in advance that Steve Jobs tends to be a controversial figure, to the point that even mentioning his name provokes strong reactions. However, One of the things that comes to mind, is his ability to focus on product quality and content as the single most important ingredients in a company’s success. While this seems obvious, he has an unusual ability to explain it clearly and in a manner that resonates. The interview also serves as a fascinating character study, having been conducted shortly after Apple fired him as CEO back in the 90’s. He speaks with remarkable candor in the film, making for a highly watchable and engaging documentary.
2. Tucker: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM
Another film with lessons for entrepreneurs is Tucker, which stars Jeff Bridges as Preston Tucker, a car-manufacturing entrepreneur from the 40s. The movie, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is less than a documentary but it gives a glimpse at the zeal and energy that true entrepreneurs possess. Tucker’s enthusiasm is electric and contagious in the movie. On the flip side, the story also graphically, and somewhat depressingly depicts the struggles that Tucker faced in trying to compete with the auto giants in Detroit. In a way, it can give the quintessential big-picture optic of what it’s like to dream and start a company, spanning across the full spectrum of emotions involved.
Startup.com is a documentary about govWorks, a failed startup company from the dotcom-bubble era. The filmmakers were granted an astonishing level of access to the company and its leadership, providing a fly-on-the-wall perspective of a company’s meteoric rise and abrupt fall.
The film can, in many ways, be considered a companion to Paul Hawken’s Growing a Business. While Hawken provides a roadmap for running a business successfully, Startup.com is a one-stop shop in how not to start and run a business. The film portrays the company’s leadership as more concerned with fluff than substance, We see the founders raising huge sums of money and hobnobbing with Bill Clinton, while, right under their noses, the company’s infrastructure and product quality is collapsing. Any experienced entrepreneur will totally empathize with the stupidity of the entrepreneurs (since we all have made similar mistakes), but somehow the mistakes are grandiose and larger-than-life in scope. There’s something in this film for every kind of entrepreneur. For seasoned business owners it may provoke a sense of self-reflection and humility, and budding entrepreneurs can learn from the mistakes made by the film’s protagonists.
4. THE PROFIT
Being the chairman and CEO of multibillion-dollar corporation Camping World takes up a lot of Marcus Lemonis’ time. But when he’s not running the company, he’s searching for struggling businesses in need of cash. Lemonis tries to help turn each company around by offering cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. Now he’s bringing that process to TV with this series, in which he puts millions of dollars of his own money on the line. Once he’s working with the company, he does whatever is necessary to save the business and make a profit for himself — even if it means firing the president. Although some of his changes could be considered radical, the companies should be willing to go along with them because in the last 10 years, Lemonis has successfully turned around more than 100 companies. To quote the not-so-humble Lemonis, “When I have skin in the game, my way is the only way your business will survive.
5. JACOB’S CROSS
one of the most challenging experience working with entrepreneurs is working in a team of familiar bloodline relationship. i mean how do you punish an erring sibling or a loved one in the line of duty. Jacob’s Cross is an African prime time drama series that premiered on M-Net in Produced in South Africa, the show initially aired on M-net series but was later repurposed as a drama for M-Net‘s AfricaMagic channels.The series revolves around South African born businessman Jacob Makhubu Abayomi (Hlomla Dandala), a son of an ANC stalwart who finds that his biological father is in fact a Nigerian tribal chief. Jacob’s subsequent desire to build an African oil and gas business empire in the shadow of both of his fathers is set against the backdrop of family feuds and betrayals. full of intrigues but i am sure you will learn patience, and the tactics of managing difficult people in the work place especially when bloodline relationships are involved
6.POWER TV SERIES
For entrepreneurs who still love the hip hop life, there might me a lesson or two on strategy from power tv series on starz.The series follows James St. Patrick (Hardwick), nicknamed “Ghost,” owner of a popular New York City nightclub “Truth.” In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal drug networks. He struggles to balance these two lives, and the balance topples when he realizes he wants to leave the drug ring in order to support his legitimate business. He also has to keep his marriage with Tasha (Naughton) and his relationship with AUSA agent Angela Valdez (Loren). With help from his partner in crime Tommy Egan (Sikora), he tries to manage a double life.
7. EMPIRE TV SERIES
Beyond the entertainment value that keeps you glued to your seat, Empire an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox can teach a thing or two to lessons on tenacity,survival and hope to startup entrepreneurs. Although filmed in Chicago, the show is based in New York and it centers on a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company. it features Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) a former drug dealer-turned-hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment whose life begins to cave in around him after his past sins come back to haunt him following his alleged diagnosis in Season One.] Empire also stars Taraji P. Henson as Lucious’ ex-wife Cookie Lyon, who is released from prison after serving a 17-year sentence On January 15, 2016, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on September 21, 2016. On January 11, 2017, more lessons and entertainment in the Fox renewed the series for a fourth season, which will consist of 18 episodes.