As the week rolls on, StartupsFM brings you Top 5 audio-visual stories that have always been an inspiration to entrepreneurs. While you make way through your busy schedule, organizing it for the whole week, we list 5 movies for you to sit back and relax whenever you wish to take a break!
This movie is a biography of Aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. He once ruled the headlines as an entrepreneur for he emerged to become a legendary businessman. He was famous for his bold tactics in business. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. School drop out, his father’s donation allowed him to attend classes in college. At the age of 18, his father expires leaving him huge family estate that includes Hughes Tool Company. However, his passion was in aviation, and he wanted to build the most fastest aircraft! This movie portrays Hughes personal and professional life. From late 1920s to middle of 1940s, Hughes career has been captured in this movie. What separated Hughes is not the wealth he earned, but his focus on minute detailing. That’s the key point for every entrepreneur- you need to put attention on every single detail, important or irrelevant- it needs your attention!
There’s a famous saying “Little knowledge is dangerous”. Up In The Air is a story of Ryan (George Clooney) who is totally in love with his job that has him travelling to places and firing people. Things take a turn when his company hires naive girl Natalie who introduces video-conferencing to do that same job. Ryan’s existence is sorely threatened, and to point out the new girl’s error in logic, he takes her to one of his trips! What started as pointing out to each other, fell back on them- While Ryan realized the downfalls of his life, Natalie starts facing the disheartening realities that her profession incurs. This movie sends out the message to entrepreneurs and every other individuals that it is necessary to understand the entire situation and process before you start looking out for alternatives to change the existing system. Educated and updated brains become the best entrepreneurs because he is aware of every minute detail of every problem that might come up in the future.
When it comes to Sales, honesty is NEVER the policy! Welcome to Sales department! With an average- okay, not average- just 38.72% from Mumbai University, charming Harpreet Singh Bedi finally graduates. Living with his grandfather, low marks never came between Harpreet and his dreams. Actually, nothing came between Harpreet and his dreams. He found employment at AYS company as a salesman and was soon earned the title of ‘Joker Sarder’ from his seniors and colleagues. Bad behaviour never hampered his spirits. He wanted to become someone- and his want compelled him to become partners with four other employees of the same firm. What resulted was an organization- but, a fictional one! Harpreet comes at a point where he needs to choose between ‘ethics’ and ‘practical business’. ‘Rocket Sales Corporation’ soon becomes successful because of its consistent excellent service! While Harpreet realised honesty cannot be the best policy in sales, with time we see its ultimately honesty and hard work which pays off. A company within a company is not new. Watch this movie to know how being positive and utilizing available resources to the fullest makes a common man a successful businessman.
Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, the creator of Reliance Industries was a perfect businessman. He started off at Yemen sometime in 1950s, moved to Mumbai to start his own business in spices. Average profits made Dhirubhai shift to textiles. he opened a mil; in Naroda Industrial are at Ahmedabad. It was in 1966 Reliance was founded by him. Today Reliance is home to 85,000 employees. Dhirubhai Ambani is an inspiration to all entrepreneurs. Watch Gurtu which picturized his life story through the character Gurukant Desai who rose from rags to become the biggest business tycoon in India with sheer hard work and right intelligence. He had nothing but exact tactics to do business. He knew what would sell and how can he stand out in the competition. Watch this film to know what it takes to become a successful businessman, and it is never a one-day wonder.
Schizophrenia patient John Forbes Nash Jr. solved mathematical problems that left greatest minds scratching their heads. This movie is a biopic of this man who rose to win a Nobel Prize. Watch this movie and get inspired to do something that no one has done or no one is capable of doing. Be niche. Highs and lows are part of life, but that shouldn’t let you stumble upon! Nash saw formulae in everything, in everyone. If you have talent, then there’s nothing that can stop you.
Stay hooked on here for more movies next week! We will get hold of all them that gives entrepreneurs a real kick!