Glengarry Glen Ross – DirectedBY: James Foley
This is a story about real estate agents and their hectic lives. It lets you in on what they go through and how they manage or mismanage their affairs. I personally think it’s a great movie to watch mainly because it shows different scenarios in the work force that will or can lead to hardship or success, especially in the sales field.
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The Social Network – DirectedBY: David Fincher
I’m sure you’ve all heard of it, The Social Network was a huge hit. It’s no surprise to me the movie made it big considering how it goes into depth about how the invincible Facebook was created as well as what happened in the process. The movie demonstrated betrayal, loss, first and third rate planning , and major success. I’d say it can teach many modern entrepreneurs innumerable business affairs perhaps even personal such as when to start marketing and advertising, what dedicated development is, the down falls of partnerships and much more. I suggest you definitely check it out.
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What Matter to you –CreatedBY: Jr0canest
This video is posted only on YouTube on May 9, 2008 which has now has 436,404 views. It was posted to enter a contest created by the Vancouver Film School(VFS). The champion with the best video would win a $20 000 scholarship at their school (BTW: VSF is the best film school in Canada). Anyway, I stumbled upon the video when I was looking to acquire some inspiration to keep me motivated and focused on my film making. After watching it I sure did get quite a potent boost.. His speech is so passionate it forwards all of his passion directly to you. I used to watch it daily, which explains how much of an inspiration it was for me. The main objective of the video was to show how much digital design mattered to him and how he pushes himself to work hard in order to get what he wants; and doesn’t stop until it’s done (FYI: he won the contest). I highly recommend this one and it’s only 2minute and 20 seconds long, totally worth it.
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The Great Dictator– DirectedBY:Charlie Chaplin
Even though this video isn’t necessarily about business but teaches you plentiful things about becoming successful in both life and business (in my opinion). I’ve attached a link to its YouTube video where he gives a heart pounding speech. The speech he preaches is absolutely outstanding and to some life changing. It makes you realize something in life; however I can’t completely elaborate at the moment. You’ll understand once you watch it and felt it’s magnificence yourself! The video I’ve linked isn’t the exact clip from the original movie but an edited recreation. I found the music added an extra touch and the imagines gave us a bigger picture as to what the speech meant.
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The Pursuit of Happiness – BY:Gabriele Muccino
The Pursuit of Happiness with the superior actor Will Smith tells a story of a struggling business man who invested a large sum of money into a hard to sell product. In the end he and his spouse have a child and begin to struggle immensely due to his lack of sales. His wife worked a stable job in a laundry company in which it was identical to torture. Feeling depressed and lost she selfishly decides to leave him. He refused to leave his son and insisted he should be the one to have custody of his son. Due to his lack of money he decides to compete for a broker’s position. This is a true story, moreover a heartbreaking one. Watch the movie to find out the ending; it is truly remarkable!
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Sweet November-DirectedBY: Pat O’Connor
Sweet November is yet another all time movie. It tells about a man (named Nelson) whose life revolved around his job. With ongoing success he finally faced fail and reacted so badly to it he ends up losing everything. After having a rushed encounter with a free-spirited woman named Sara. Sara somehow manages to show Nelson parts of life he had almost forgotten about. Slowly they both start changing each others lives.
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The Corporation – BY:Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott
The Corporation is a brilliant, out of sight movie. It can help an entrepreneur to properly invest in his business. Know what the results of your actions and how your business will better or destroy in our society. It takes a GIANT step into the corporate world and shows you how they think and what their priorities are; and believe me it’s scary. I very highly recommended it.
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Boiler Room – DirectedBY: Ben Younger
It’s a movie about a high school dropout who lands a job at a brokers company. He soon realizes not everything that had been said is actually what it’s made out to be. Shows you just how nasty some businesses are same thing said about some brokers.
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Limitless- DirectedBY:Neil Burger
Limitless is an outstanding movie about growth. Even though it’s highly fictional it tells the story of a man who goes from being nothing to being masterly; all because of a little pill call NZT. Along his new path of success he faces many challenges in which he is not on NZT. A reason to watch this would be to see the path of failure and success sudden fall in and out someone’s hands. I suppose you could use your imagination and replace NZT with something more along our lines of reality, for example: con artists, cheating etc.
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