Top 10 Movies For Entrepreneurs
3) Triump of the Nerds
4) Jerry Maguire
5) Big Night
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 amotion 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 filmscreated 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 hasit’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, toproduce the best cars ever made. With the assistance of Abe Karatz and some excellent salesmanship on his own part, he obtains funding and begins to build his factory. The whole movie also has many parallels with director Coppola’s own efforts to build a new movie studio of his own.
[pic]Glengarry Glenn Ross (1992)
Message: Make success your only option.
Summary: Times are tough in a New Yorkreal-estate office and 4 salesmen are given a strong incentive by Blake to succeed in a sales contest. The prizes? First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, second prize is a set of steak knives, third prize is the sack! There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world; only “closers” will get the good sales leads. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, so a robbery is committed which hasunforeseen consequences for all the characters.
Message: Determination and heart will get you further than talent.
Summary: Rudy is a true story about Dan Ruettiger, an aspiring Notre Dame football player and his struggles to make it. Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people invested a lifetime into hard labor. With poor grades, mediocre athletic skill, and half thephysical size of the other players, Rudy shows he can overcome all challenges with spirit and drive.
[pic]Forrest Gump (1994)
Message: Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.
Summary: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events – in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do.Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. “Forrest Gump” is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
Message: What are you willing to fight for?
Summary: One of the best movies of all time. When he was a young boy, William Wallace’s father...
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