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5 Movies Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

5 Movies Every Entrepreneur Must Watch
The following 5 movies address all the relevant questions that every entrepreneur must watch to take inspiration and stay focused.Sohaib Riaz Khan

Chris was homeless with his son for almost a year while working six months on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker. However, his self-belief and consistent hard work pays well in the end as Chris was offered a permanent job as a stockbroker that allowed him to establish his own multimillionaire brokerage years later.

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?

How to be successful as an entrepreneur?

From where do the bright ideas come?

How to keep moving forward while overcoming your fears?

All these questions arise in one’s mind to turn their failures into achievements.

The following 5 movies address all the relevant questions that every entrepreneur must watch to take inspiration and stay focused.

  1. The Social Network
  2. The Founder
  3. The Wolf of Wall-Street
  4. Steve Jobs
  5. The Pursuit of Happiness

The Social Network:

Facebook is considered the life-changing social networking website of the 21st century and its founder “Mark Zuckerberg” is one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of the current era. The Social Network tells the story that how Mark Zuckerberg in his early 20s created Facebook while studying at Harvard University. Zuckerberg was recognized as the youngest self-made billionaire while the movie is based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich published in 2009. The Social Network provides a great sense of inspiration for many young entrepreneurs to achieve big in their professional lives.

The movie tells us that “Innovation” is the key to success. Entrepreneurs can use “technology” for the achievement of their personal and professional goals.

The Founder:

The Founder is a biopic of the American fast-food tycoon Ray Kroc. The movie tells the story that how Ray Kroc converted McDonald’s fast-food chain into the biggest restaurant business in the global markets. The movie highlights how change management and innovation would create opportunities for entrepreneurs while taking the right decisions at the right times. Michael Keaton played the main role of ray Kroc while Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch played the roles of the co-founders, the McDonald’s brothers. The movie was critically acclaimed as it inspires existing and new entrepreneurs.

The movie highlights the famous quote of Peter Drucker that there are just two business functions: “Marketing” and “Innovation” while individuals can use “Marketing” and “Innovation” to get succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures.

The Wolf of Wall Street:

This biopic is about the rise and fall of wall-street entrepreneur Jordan Belford. The movie demonstrates the opportunities converted by Jordan into realities through exceptional selling skills; however, it also highlights the extravagant lives of Jordan Belford and his colleagues that involves drugs, alcohol, and sexual substance that forces them to be involved in money laundering and fraud. Jordan had to deal with many legal issues enforcing imprisonment for 22 months while testifying for many of his colleagues and other stock brokers. Leonardo DiCaprio played the lead role of Jordan Belford while Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, and Mathew McConaughey played the supporting roles.

The Wolf of Wall Street provides the right opportunity for entrepreneurs to stay “focused”, “and consistent”, and have the right attitude of “never give up” to achieve the bigger goals in their lives.  The movie is a must-watch as it has many motivational and inspirational situations for start-up entrepreneurs, especially salespeople.

Steve Jobs:

Late Steve Jobs is highly regarded as one of the most inspiring technology entrepreneurs. The self-titled movie “Steve Jobs” explains how Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple along with the personal and professional problems in his life. The epic biography enlightens the rise, fall, and rise of Steve Jobs while transforming his vision and leadership approach to inspire millions of millions. Michael Fassbender plays the title role of Steve Jobs while Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels played the supporting roles.

The masterpiece teaches entrepreneurs not to lose focus while pursuing their dreams, no matter, how tough life would be. The movie teaches young enthusiasts how the right mindset would allow achieving bigger milestones. The movie tells, how to create innovative ideas. And the key to success is to give products or services beyond customers’ expectations. Steve Jobs is a must-watch for every entrepreneur to learn how to make a comeback, taking all the hits.

Pursuit of Happiness:

This masterpiece tells a true story about the rise of “Chris Gardner” as an entrepreneur while struggling for a long time. Tired of Chris’s professional failures, his wife decides to separate, leaving him financially broke and custody of a son to deal with. Chris was homeless with his son for almost a year while working six months on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker. However, his self-belief and consistent hard work pays well in the end as Chris was offered a permanent job as a stockbroker that allowed him to establish his own multimillionaire brokerage years later. Will Smith played the role of Chris Gardner while his son Jaden Smith played the role of Gardner’s son.

The movie teaches the lessons to entrepreneurs not to give up on their dreams, no matter, how tough life is, but to keep moving forward to chase their dreams. Never get settled until the dreams are transformed into realities. Always, stay focused and consistent to live your dreams and that is the real pursuit of happiness.

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