Entrepreneurs are a funny bunch of people we see and do things differently, and despite conventional logic, and often friends and family telling us to ‘do something normal’ or ‘safe’… we don’t.
Drive is the most valuable resource we have, and that can at times run low. So it’s great when you come across a movie where you can take time out, yet at the same time refuel in a sense by taking subtle inspiration from what you see on screen.
So here now are my carefully chosen Top 9 Films For Entrepreneurs. It’s 9 because I couldn’t bring myself to legitimately include Jerry Maguire as it’s just too ‘Hollywood’.
Each of these films have either an underlying message or motivation for continuing to press ahead with our respective missions.
9: The Commitments
Released in 1991, this film was hugely inspirational for me… it tells the story of a young wheeler dealer from Dublin who has a vision to put together a soul band, driven in part, by despair for the current state of music which bands were putting out.
Without any money or resources to speak of, the film’s protagonist, Jimmy Rabbitte, has only his vision and drive which he uses to find a way of just making things happen. Whilst not as grande as building the world’s largest computer company, it’s still very much entrepreneurial by nature as it’s based around having that all important vision and showing that you can achieve success if you believe in yourself.
Additionally, if you like soul music you’ll love this film as it is packed with soul classics including Take Me To The River, Try A Little Tenderness, In The Midnight Hour.