Movies are the perfect depiction of how things might work in the real world. While students live in a world of perfection, the actual face of business world often proves to be a deception. Hence we suggest you perfect flicks to watch & gain insights on business tactics, tolerance, dealing with failure, office politics & all that drama which you might face.
For anyone enrolled in a business school the following movies are a must watch:
A fictionalized true story filled with thrilling suspense & unveiling truths, it is based on the 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistle blower in the tobacco industry, covering the personal struggles of him and CBS producer Lowell Bergman as they defend his testimony against efforts to discredit and suppress it by CBS and Wigand’s former employer.
2. WALL STREET
The story revolves around a young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing. The movie is a continuous war between ethics & success!
3. PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
A struggling salesman & father takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. While the movie will teach you about patience, struggle, hard-work & hardships, most importantly you will learn to love & respect your parents even more!
4. SOMETHING VENTURED
Behind some of the world’s most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen ability to size up other people, and a lot of luck) saw opportunity where others did not: these are the original venture capitalists. SOMETHING VENTURED uncovers the ups and downs of the building of some of the greatest companies of the twentieth century, and the hidden dramas behind some of the most famous names in business.
5. THE GOD FATHER
This routinely ranks among the greatest movies ever made. Any business student could watch it merely for some valuable immersion into an aspect of American culture. But I advocate it to students as a lesson in adherence to personal values. In one of the most famous lines in the film, a character says, “This is business, not personal”—referring to a murder. Should we—can we—ever separate professional life from personal values? No. Business is always personal.
6.THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
7. UP IN THE AIR
This thrilling flick reminds all leaders/managers that no organization —no matter how complex or technologically advanced—is all about PEOPLE & not THINGS.
8. WORKING GIRL
The story revolves around a determined woman—a secretary, the “working girl” who develops a concept for a merger that succeeds. The crisis that drives the plot entails the theft of ideas and the professional advancement that good ideas can earn. A lesson from this movie regards the importance of integrity and authenticity as foundations for success.
“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”, This emotional movie gives the true essence of what inspirational leadership is & how great minds can achieve greater goals together.
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay (1958), and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history while challenging the cliches all around him he rose to record-breaking heights. The movie provides you perfect depiction of how a dream and passion can be turned into a great fortune.