My Top 7
‘Business’ Movies

My Top 7 ‘Business’ Movies

Ihave a small confession to make… I love movies! I find that movies are a great source of inspiration, motivation and most of all a wonderful way to educate and teach.

Movies are a way to capture both our hearts and our minds and therefore are an integrative method of learning, which combines both sides of our brain, and allows us to understand much better concepts and ideas.

When I’m stuck in my business and I can’t find a solution to a problem I’m having, movies are a great source of ideas and inspiration which lead me sometimes to find a solution to something that I struggled for a long time with.

 
I might not be the only one using this technique, so I thought I’d share with you, this week, my seven top movies about business. Hopefully you’ve either seen them or it would inspire you to go and watch them and see what you can learn from them.

I’ve also noted below a few learning points that I took from those movies. When you watch the movies, it would be great to think about them and see what you could take and what qualities and emotions do these movies stir in you.

So roll in the popcorn and.. have fun!

 
#1
Kinky Boots

 
Synopsis: A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father’s shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts
Main Lessons: Finding your niche market is essential for the success of your business. You need to change the product when times are changing.

 
#2
Dogma

 
Synopsis: An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Selma Hayek
Main Lessons: The importance of your positioning and how to change your message so you will be able to position your product or service in a way that would attract people.

 
#3
Coach Carter

 
Synopsis: Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson
Main Lessons: It’s not enough that you or your business idea, product or service, have potential, you need a good coach that would allow you to fulfill that potential.

 
#4
The Bucket List

 
Synopsis: Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman
Main Lessons : Setting goals that would represent the values that are important for you in life. Asking the most important question – how would you live your life if you knew you have only a few months to live?

 
#5
Freedom Writers

 
Synopsis: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Starring: Hilary Swank
Main Lessons : If you wish to be successful you need to understand your target audience. You need to know what are they facing, what are their challenges, fears, dreams and hopes. You need to care enough about them to understand their world.

 
#6
Pay It Forward

 
Synopsis: A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment
Main Lessons: The principle of giving first, the power of one person, how a concept can become viral and spread fast and far.

 
#7
The Terminal

 
Synopsis: An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci
Main Lessons: In business, just like in life, you don’t need money to be successful you need creativity.

 

 
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Thank you!

Vered Neta

Trainer, coach and author of ‘Financial Independence for Women’. Helping to create personal, business and financial success. I am the co-founder of Open Circles Academy, and founder of Balanced Business Women. My long term goal is to support women on their path to become conscious millionaires and leaders in their field of expertise. Let’s connect on Facebook or follow me onTwitter.

 
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2 comments

  1. Tanja Jepp

    Daar hoef ik geen seconde over na te denken. Met stip op 1: The Shawshank Redemption.
    Over hoop, vriendschap en doorzettingsvermogen met Tim Robbins en Morgan Freeman.

    • Mirjam Stoffels

      Dank je wel voor je bezoek aan seven2succes.com, Tanja en wat een goede tip!
      En nog meer in The Shawshank Redemption: een goed plan hebben, daarop actie ondernemen en creatief zijn! Deze film staat ook hoog in mijn top 7!

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