Are you trying to get inspired to start a new business or do you want to make a life-changing decision? If you don't know where to look for inspiration, you should know that there are some pretty great movies made about people who went from zero to hero. From the story about Uber and WeWork through the invention of Miracle Mop, to the creation of Facebook, there is a good chance you will find what you are looking for among the following 7 great stories about business and entrepreneurship.
The Dropout (2022, IMDb M: 7.5 F: 7.5)
Amanda Seyfried stars in this recent TV series that chronicles Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' attempt to revolutionize the healthcare industry after dropping out of college and starting a technology company. We all know the story of Elizabeth Holmes, but this series details with great interest the ambitious drive that drove her to be a self-made billionaire, and stay on top at all costs. It is this passion that Holmes oozes that enticed us to watch in wonderment on how she pulled it off. A TV show worth watching for any entrepreneur!
Seeing a David Fincher movie is never a disappointing experience. The Social Network is yet another film that proves this. It follows a young Mark Zuckerberg in his college days and the beginning of Facebook, the most popular social network in the world. Though it seems like it was an easy ride, that is actually not the case. Although he is now earning billions of dollars, Zuckerberg had many struggles at the beginning. So, what is his story? This movie will give you answers.
How Swedish tech entrepreneur Daniel Ek and business partner Martin Lorentzon revolutionized the music industry through free and legal music streaming when they launched Spotify. The theme of the series is the music industry's fight for survival and the rise of the streaming platform Spotify. To keep the series exciting, each episode is told from the perspective of a different participant. In this way, a really complex topic is not reduced to a simple scheme of good and evil.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (2022, IMDb M: 7.3 F: 7.0)
When was the last time you took a regular taxi instead of an Uber? In this mini-series, we track back in time to when Uber was still a roller-coaster ride of a company, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley. This story is more real than you can imagine. Super Pumped is a great and inspiring watch, especially for those who've experienced business struggles like this. In short, it will be captivating for all entrepreneurs.
As a single mom of two kids struggling to make ends meet, Joy Mangano is not a woman who would be discouraged by her life circumstances. She proves that, though it is hard to keep it all together when all you get is criticism, you can succeed if you are persistent and creative. As the story goes, Joy one day got frustrated by a regular mop so she invented Magic Mop, which makes cleaning much easier. This invention made her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the U.S. An Inspirational and motivational story for young entrepreneurs looking to make a difference.
WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021, IMDb M: 6.5 F: 6.6)
The dream of becoming the next Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg is simply too enticing for some. In this documentary, we take part of the six-week death spiral that brought down WeWork's IPO. Filmmaker Jed Rothstein profiles the rise and fall of WeWork, or more accurately, its charismatic commander, Adam Neumann with a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s frat-boy culture. In other words, an informative watch for entrepreneurs on how to not run a company.
Nowadays, Steve Jobs is one of the names linked to the technological progress that changed the world. Still, what do we know about the man behind that name? What were his struggles while designing one of the most popular tech brands in the world Apple? Jobs is the movie that will provide you with answers. Inspiring and touching, it will show you hints of Steve's business philosophy that made him the most successful man on the planet.