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Netflix and Learn: Top Movie Picks for Female Entrepreneur

August 11, 2017

 

 

 

Netflix and Learn... Here are our top Netflix picks that every female entrepreneur should watch.

 

 

TED Talks: Life Hack

 

 

This is a collection of 10 popular TED lectures, offering tips in life and business. Two highlights are Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy providing her body language secrets, and positive-psychology expert Shawn Achor speaking about research-proven productivity tricks.

 

 

 

The Founder

 

The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Kroc soon maneuvers himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire.

 

 

Merchants Of Doubt 

 

 

This one is a bit of a depressing watch, but a necessary one. It outlines the strategies used by PR firms in defending Big Tobacco and other large corporations.

In the process, it reveals the biases that people have, and how we make up our minds about things – and how doubt can be deliberately cultivated with the intention of slowing down progress.

 

Also available in full version for free on YouTube: HERE

 

 

Freakonomics
 
 
Freakonomics was a groundbreaking, best-selling book from 2005 about the surprising ways in which people respond to incentives. This movie explores the stories and insights from the book. Vignettes explore concepts put forth in a best-selling book, including cheating, bribery, and the importance of names.

 

 

Joy

 

A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

 

 

Big Eyes

 

In the late 1950s and early '60s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams), is the real painter behind the brush. Although Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she is too meek to protest too loudly. It isn't until the Keanes' marriage comes to an end and a lawsuit follows that the truth finally comes to light.

 

 

What are your favorite entrepreneurial movies? Leave your suggestions in the comment section below. It may be added to a future post. 

 

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