The Entrepreneur’s Watch List

The Entrepreneur’s Watch List


Business ideas don’t come to mind out of thin air, there is always an inspiration behind them. The muse of a creative entrepreneur might be inspired by a teacher, friends, parents or even a TV character. People watch movies, series and read books because they can relate to the story or the characters. In this blog, we mention some of the TV protagonists that have influenced entrepreneurs through their roles. An entrepreneur’s role model is not necessarily an expert in the same field of their startup. Thus, we mention in the list below heroes of unique personalities

Peter Gibbons – Office Space

Afraid to take the plunge and turn your idea into a business? Watch Office Space and it will give you a million reasons to quit the corporate world. A depressing job is the downfall of an employee. Office Space helps you realize that you must step out of your comfort zone and have an adventure.

12 Angry Men

One of the top-rated movies, 12 Angry Men shows how a perceptive juror could convince his 11 fellow jurors to change their judgment, saving an innocent boy’s life. This movie teaches entrepreneurs how to be good leaders and to stand for their decisions. Most importantly, 12 Angry Men is considered a thorough study of the team behavior and how a leader should guide his/her team.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley


This show about a tech startup in the heart of Silicon Valley inspired many to embark on their entrepreneurial journey. The show provides deep insights into the tech industry in the USA and all the challenges one must face to make it big in Silicon Valley. This show tackles investments, contracts, ethics, competition and everything else that comes along with being an entrepreneur.

Andy Sachs – The Devil Wears Prada

What’s worse than a demanding manager? A bossy one who can’t value his/her employees’ hard work. The Devil Wears Prada raised the hopes of entrepreneurs who almost stopped pursuing their dream job. It also gives insight into the corporate world and how hard work leads to a huge development in work experience.

Sakuragi Hanamichi – Slam Dunk

There are three main points in this character and in the series that entrepreneurs will be able to relate to. First, the fact that only one incident is sufficient to turn things around. Many startups, which eventually grow to be a thriving business, start with a minor accident. Second, low academic grades have nothing to do with entrepreneurial aptitude. However, it’s not only about the money here. This cartoon, depicting the lives of five slackers, helps future entrepreneurs believe in their ideas and obsessions and not neglect them on account of high academic credentials.

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