Top 5 Inspirational Movies An Entrepreneur Must Watch

1. The Social Network (2010)
This movie is based on the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. It remains on top for inspiration because of its deft storytelling about taking an idea from dreams to reality. The movie also teaches a lot on scaling a company from your dorm room to a Billion users!

2. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
This is a well made movie covering Bill Gates’ Microsoft and Steve Jobs’ Apple. Both were perhaps ‘The Best Pirates!’ of The Silicon Valley, and this movie says the same. The movie takes on the rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates since their very early days.

3. Moneyball (2011)
This movie is about Oakland A and its general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). The team is an underdog and also lacks a lot financially. The team has nothing but lowest salary available for players in Baseball. Apart from that, all of his star players are picked up by bigger teams. Now he needs to look at how to create a winning team without class that money can buy. This movie shows entrepreneurs to take an innovative approach to an existing way of doing business and beat your competition, with little to no money.

4. The Wall Street (1987)
This a movie on business and greed. The story is about an ambitious young stockbroker, Bud Fox. He has and does everything in his power to succeed, even that means a little insider trading. Insider trading is a reprehensible crime and yet that doesn’t fear him. He meets with Gordon Gecko and takes over his life with the ‘Greed is good’ motto in doing business.

5. Something Ventured (2011)
If you happen to be an entrepreneur looking forward to exploring the Venture Capitalists, avenue, this documentary is the right fit for you. Something Ventured is a documentary movie based on the perspective of the Venture Capitalists who were the first in the industry in Silicon Valley.

CELEBRATE MISTAKES

1. Ensure there is no blame for trying something new and messing up.

2. Make a point of warmly praising and celebrating when people own up to things that went wrong.

3. Hold a staff meeting where everybody declares a mistake they’ve made, to cheers from everybody else.

4. Be prepared to say “I got it wrong. That was my fault.”

5. Create environments where people can experiment, try new things and succeed, or – safely – fail.