While still trying to figure out this global pandemic situation, I have been reflecting more on how I got into startups and Venture Capital. The more I thought about it the more I realized how much I was influenced by Television. Here are some shows/movies that taught me 1 or 2 things about entrepreneurship:
1. Silicon Valley
The series is a parody of Silicon Valley culture and focuses on a naive programmer who founds a startup company, and chronicles his struggles trying to maintain his company while facing competition from larger entities. This show comedically tackles everything from Pitching, to Intellectual Property to Hiring. It has everything.
Key Takeaways: Teamwork makes the dream work
2. The Social Network
This movie portrays how Facebook was started and all the drama that came along with establishing the social networking website.
Key Takeaways: Always remember to have some defensibity around your idea or innovation
3. Good Girls
The series is about the lives of three suburban mothers who are best friends and decide to start a drug dealing business in response to their financial challenges.
Key Takeaways: Leverage on your network and of course DON’T DO DRUGS!
4. Black Sails
The series follows the life of a sea pirate who has a personal vendetta against the British Empire. In the process he has to do things he never expected to do.
Key Takeaways: NEVER GIVE UP!
These series and films had one common thread, which was overcoming obstacles everyday. The same challenge many entrepreneurs face today. The great news from these shows is that they all attain their desired goal…Hmm at least some of them do… Well you just have to watch them yourself or with your team.
Let us know what your favourite movies or shows relating to entrepreneurship are.