These films have been recommended to entertain, educate and inspire entrepreneurs in these times as they stay home.
The plot revolves around a daughter (Adaeze) who worked with her uncle (Godswill Obiagu) to save her father’s transport company (LionHeart Transport) from bankruptcy.
Being the director of logistics, Adeaze was hoping to win a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) contract in Enugu state that would help her father’s ailing bus company.
This piece teaches entrepreneurs to learn to set goals and values, never underestimate the power of competition, don’t rely on one or two big customers or contract, be persistent and build on integrity and trust, in business.
6. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
This Netflix original is based on the true story of a boy who saved his town from famine by constructing a windmill to provide water and electricity.
William Kamkwamba was an adolescent when he was forced to drop out of school in Malawi because his family couldn’t afford the school fees. As drought, deforestation, flood and famine hit his village, he began to search for a solution. He borrowed books from his former school’s library, and in them he learned about wind turbines. At its heart, this is a story of incredible innovation.
What can entrepreneurs learn from this story? Necessity is the mother of invention, and knowledge is power. Also, every venture comes with inherent risk, but every risk creates new opportunities. The key is that you must not let your doubts hold you back. Even in failure, there are lessons to be learned and new goals to move on to.
7. Steve Jobs
From this biographical movie, it’s obvious that Steve Jobs was not about to follow the well-trodden path to success. The film is in three parts, each focused on the time period immediately prior to the launch of a key product.
These scenes offer crucial insights into not only Job’s professional development, but also his often strained personal life. Jobs was a brilliant man who gravitated toward those who shared his obsessions. But, as the movie shows, he was not always good at playing well with others.
The movie showed that what Steve Jobs lacked in skills, he made up for in vision. He wasn’t a computer coder, a marketer or an engineer, yet without him, Apple would not exist. He didn’t care about being liked, he had a vision of affordable computing for all, and he let nothing stand in the way of accomplishing that goal.
In the movie, Dom Cobb is a thief with the ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious, a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage.
He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased if he uses “inception” to implant another person’s idea into his target’s subconscious. However, as Cobb is well aware, the subconscious mind will repel the attempts of inception, especially if that planted idea isn’t authentic. The plot explores the idea of “dream-sharing,” connecting with others on a much deeper level, and being able to tap into someone’s core beliefs.
Every startup that is attempting to raise money from investors is essentially trying to sell a dream and hoping to get investors to see that dream as their own. Successful marketing is also based on the idea of a well-crafted, authentic message that resonates with a targeted audience. Done correctly, “inception marketing” exerts a subtle influence on the audience, so it feels natural, almost like it was their own idea.