13 Good Movies For Lawyer-Entrepreneurs
If you run a law practice, you’re an entrepreneur, whether you consider yourself one or not.
So what better way to spend the holidays than watching a film that offers valuable tips and insights for entrepreneurs?
Like Office Space, which features cutting-edge commentary on cubicle culture, not to mention life-saving advice on coping with copy machines (“Throw it out the window!”).
Here are a dozen other cinematic delights, courtesy of Entrepreneur:
- Wall Street. What do you get when you combine an ambitious young stockbroker (who could just as easily be an ambitious young law associate), a ruthless investor (aka managing partner) and a single-minded pursuit of wealth and power? A feast of back-stabbing, betrayals and unethical behavior, that’s what. Takeaway: how not to treat your friends – or enemies.
- Erin Brockovich. A paralegal and struggling single mother leverages street-smarts, empathy and persistence into the largest settlement ever paid in a class-action lawsuit. Takeaway: female empowerment.
- The Godfather. A small family business becomes the biggest crime organization in New York, Takeaway: beware of offers you can’t refuse.
- Joy. The creator of the Miracle Mop parlays hard work, resilience and belief in herself into a multi-million dollar career. Takeaway: there are ways to mop up both literally and metaphorically.
- Glengarry Gary Ross. Lying and cheating are the blueprint for success in the competitive Chicago real estate market. Takeaway: they are also a prescription for misery.
- The Pursuit of Happyness. A homeless single father with an indomitable work ethic realizes his business and financial dreams. Takeaway: internships can indeed pay off.
- Steve Jobs. The co-founder of Apple rose from utter failure to unprecedented success, losing friends and making lots of mistakes along the way. Takeaway: have a vision and don’t waver.
- The Social Network. The story of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shows that what’s important is not always who has an idea but who can execute it. Takeaway: “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.”
- Catch Me If You Can. A con man impersonates an airline pilot, doctor and lawyer. Takeaway: slick thinking and a charming personality work wonders – until you get caught.
- Jerry Maguire. A disillusioned sports agent swaps his soul-sapping corporate gig for a risky solo venture and finds love in the process. Takeaway: show me the money.
- The Aviator. Howard Hughes descends from the loftiest of business heights to a sad landing in the Nevada desert. Takeaway: balance and moderation can make all the difference.
- The Big Short. A group of fund managers and investors profit from the 2008 financial crisis. Takeaway: buy low, sell high.
What movies would add to this list?
Source: Entrepreneur https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/#4