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1) e-Dreams 2) Startup.com 3) Triump of the Nerds 4) Jerry Maguire 5) Big Night 6) WallStreet 7) Boiler Room 8) Barbarians at the Gate 9) The Secret of My Succe$s 10) Pirates of Silicon Valley
nspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere. Even on the big screen. Being a motion picture fanatic, I like to watch movies not only for entertainment value, but I really enjoy ones that have a powerful message behind it. At the beginning of my journey as an entrepreneur, very few books were read. A handful of these movies inspired me to keep expanding my mind. Depending on our backgrounds, different movies will resonate with different people.
This is a list of 21 films created over the past 25 years that will not only entertain you, but have the capability to impact you with the powerful messages behind them. The majority these films have personally inspired me along my journey including a few nominations from other friends and entrepreneurs in my social network. To see a trailer, click on the films image.
[pic]Wall Street (1987)
Message: Every dream has it’s price.
Summary: Bud Fox is a Wall Street stockbroker in early 1980′s New York with a strong desire to get to the top. Fox finally meets with extremely successful (but ruthless and greedy) broker Gordon Gekko, who takes the youth under his wing and explains his philosophy that “Greed is Good”. Taking the advice and working closely with Gekko, Fox soon finds himself swept into a world of “yuppies”, shady business deals, the “good life”, fast money, and fast women; something which is at odds with his family including his estranged father and the blue-collared way Fox was raised.
[pic]Tucker: The Man & His Dream (1988)
Message: Leaders never give up on their vision.
Summary: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a grandiose schemer with a new dream, to