Today, everyone wants to delve into the study of the term “entrepreneurship” that brought success and wealth to many small business owners.
We all want to know the secret recipe for establishing our own business and the key takeaways for secured funding. This is a list of movies that will inspire you to create your own business.
1- The godfather : (Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released in 1972)
Rated as one the greatest films of all time, the movie focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don’s youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.
A great piece of cinema, and definitely worth watching.
2- Two for the money: (an American film directed by D. J. Caruso released in 2005)
Brandon is an American college soccer star. After a serious injury, he has to end his career and become a sports betting consultant. Noticed by Walter Abrams, the owner of a large New York sports betting agency, he becomes his partner. Dazzled by Brandon’s talent for predicting the outcome of games, Walter invents a pseudonym for him, John Anthony, and sets out to build a new empire around his favorite tipster..
3- The social network : (an American film by David Fincher, released in 2010)
The story of the youngest billionaire in history, the Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerburg, who once was a student has just been dumped by his girlfriend, and in one drunken night in October 2003 hacks into the computer system of Harvard University to create a site, a database of all the girls on campus and begins to work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook..
4- Margin call : (an American film by J. C. Chandor and released in 2011)
Eric Dale, a trader in a large New York investment bank, is fired. As he prepares to leave, he gives his supervisor, Peter Sullivan, a flash drive containing the file he was working on, with the advice to be careful. Sullivan, while reading Dale’s notes, discovers that the bank’s assets include a mass of financial products capable of bankrupting it. A race against time begins to save the company.
5- Too big to fail : ( an American film by directed by Curtis Hanson and released in 2011)
In 2008, the American economy was shaken by the subprime crisis. The world is reeling. Henry Paulson, appointed by George W. Bush as Secretary of the Treasury, was asked to draw up a plan to save the banks from bankruptcy. The sums involved, some 700 billion dollars, represent the largest investment ever planned to avoid a big crash. Henry Paulson thus became one of the most important personalities on the planet.
6- Steve Jobs : (an American film by Danny Boyle, released in 2015)
Behind the scenes, a few moments before the launch of three emblematic products that have punctuated Steve Jobs’ career, from the Macintosh in 1984 to the iMac in 1998, the film takes us into the workings of the digital revolution to draw up an intimate portrait of the man of genius who held a central place in it.
7- The intern : (an American comedy-drama film directed and produced by Nancy Meyers and released in 2015)
Ben Whittaker (played by Robert De Niro), a 70-year-old widower, realizes that retirement isn’t quite what he had in mind. As soon as the opportunity arises to get back to work, he applies to be an intern at a fashion website, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), a tireless, driven, demanding, dynamic workaholic who doesn’t intend to give him work and it is just window dressing. However, Ben proves to be quite useful and, more than that, a source of support and wisdom.
8- The founder : (an American film directed by John Lee Hancock, released in 2016)
In 1954, Raymond Ray Kroc was selling milkshake machines in Missouri when an important order took him to California, in San Bernardino. There he met brothers Richard ‘Dick’ and Maurice ‘Mac’ McDonald. They are the owners and designers of a revolutionary fast food restaurant: McDonald’s. They made it the absolute counter-model of the drive-in: fast, efficient, inexpensive, family-friendly.
Ray Kroc once said:
“ Now, I know what you’re thinkin’. How the heck does a 52 year old, over-the-hill milkshake machine salesman… build a fast food empire with 16,000 restaurants, in 50 states, in 5 foreign countries… with an annual revenue of in the neighborhood of $700,000,000.00… One word… PERSISTENCE. Nothing in this world can take the place of good old persistence. Talent won’t. Nothing’s more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius won’t. Unrecognized genius is practically a cliche. Education won’t. Why is the world full of educated fools? Persistence and determination alone are all powerful.”
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