• Imee Schlimper

8 movies every aspiring businessman should watch!

Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience and every entrepreneur has a different story about why he or she decided to start a business. Today generation has new kind of entrepreneurs. The Millennial are a lot more open in investing and going out of their comfort zone - hence the term, “millennpreneurs.”

For entrepreneurs, risk is a part of the process. That's why we can give 8 inspiring movies every Entrepreneur should watch.

1. Pirates of Silicon Valley - This 1999 TV movie about the rivalry between Apple and Microsoft starred Noah Wyle as Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as a calculating Bill Gates. The film shows how these anarchic early friendships formed into effective business partnerships, each player balancing the other's strengths and weaknesses.

2. The Social Network - This film was about Mark Zumberg, who invent the Facebook, the social networking site and sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. The movie is adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires.

3. The Boiler Room - tells the story of a 19-year-old named Seth who makes a nice income running an illegal casino in his apartment. His dad, a judge, finds out about it and raises holy hell. So the kid gets a daytime job as a broker with a Long Island, N.Y., bucket shop that sells worthless or dubious stock with high-pressure telephone tactics. When he was running his casino, Seth muses, at least he was providing a product that his customers wanted.

4. The Pursuit of Happyness - Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.

5. Flash of Genius - Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win.

6. The Wolf of Wall Street - Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

7. Limitless - This movie is really our favorite among the list. The movie is about an average twenty-eight-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the F.B.I. as a consultant.

8. Office Space - a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. It satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, focusing on a handful of individuals fed up with their jobs.

See? Movies are not just for having a good time or laugh. While watching some of these movies, you really learn life lessons or get inspired.


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