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5 inspirational movies for entrepreneurs

admin September 05, 2015

Inspiration can come from any corner. Movies have always been a source of inspiration to entrepreneurs. Let's Vietnam Manpower show you 5 top inspirational movies for entrepreneurs

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Although in reality everything might not have a happy ending like in the movie, I believe you will find yourself some experiences or at least inspiration and motivation to chase your dream.

1. The social network (2010)


There is no doubt when “The social network” became a blockbuster movie after it had released in 2010. Everyone wanted to know how Mark Zuckerberg was from a Harvard student became a founder of the most popular social network in the planet.

Why you should watch it: Don’t bother if the story was too dramatic or questioning about the accuracy of it. The movie shows the audience that if you want to start-up, you need the flexible and adaptable abilities in different situations. It also teaches a lot on scaling a company from your dorm room to a Billion users, which is a great source of motivation for all people were, are and will be an entrepreneur.

2. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)



“Good artists copy, great artists steal” – Steve Jobs.

Pirates of Silicon Valley was aired in 1999 recreated the first developing duration of the technology industry in U.S as well as the success of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. This document-style film gives the viewers a quite interesting look about the life of the Microsoft and Apple founders.

Why you should watch it: The movie is a take on the rivalry between two “pirates” since their very early days will be an inspiration for a lot of businessmen. You will find a lot of valuable lessons after watching it.

3. The pursuit of Happiness (2006)


This movie is based on a real story about Christ Gardne.  The pursuit of Happiness was aired in 2006 with the attend of Will Smith might give you goosebumps and tears by his amazing portrayal.

Why you should watch it: Even becoming a homeless and have to struggle to live and bring up his son, Christ never gave up on his dream. The passion parallel with sacrificed acceptance are what an entrepreneur need to have to reach the success.

“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?” – Chris Gardner

4. Moneyball (2011)


You aren’t necessary to be a baseball fan to enjoy the movie. The story is about Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) – General Director of Oakland A - an underdog team, also lacks a lot financially and has nothing but the lowest wage to pay their players. Billy Beane has found a special way to take his team to compete.

Why you should watch it: Beane was very creative, which is one of the successful employers – find the way to make it better. Besides, Beane never cares about the people who oppose him and never changes the consistency trust about his vision.

5. Wall street (1987)


In 1987, The director Oliver Stone turned Gordon Gekko (Micheal Douglas) become one of the most-hated characters in the movie history with the famous phrase “Greed is good. The film focuses on the illegal and immoral decisions of Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) in order to become wealthy as Gordon Gekko.

Why you should watch it: Do not sell yourself just for money. Being an entrepreneur is not just for the rich and famous

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