Entrepreneurs are constantly learning on the go: From their peers to their idols, and, most definitely, from their own mistakes—the course of starting (and running) your own business is full of lessons learned.
However, when you can learn some of these lessons before embarking on your own journey—it only makes the process that much easier. Aspiring entrepreneurs should try to learn as much as they can about the field they’re trying to break into before taking the leap. This means doing market research, talking to people with experience, and perhaps reading novels from those who have blazed the trails before them.
For me, though, I feel that there are a number of valuable lessons for the aspiring entrepreneur in films—which is an incredibly important medium for transferring information. And while, in many cases, some of the information expressed through film may be veiled or hidden under an extravagant plot—if you keep your eyes (and ears) open to them, you can take away a lot of valuable advice from good movies.
Below are a few pictures that I feel aspiring entrepreneurs should see—and learn from. And with the release of the Criterion Channel last month, they’re easier to watch than ever.