10 Netflix documentaries every entrepreneur should see

EU Startups | Bojana Trajkovska | March 30, 2020

Netflix vids entrepreneurs should watch - 10 Netflix documentaries every entrepreneur should seeWhether you’re officially quarantined or simply self-isolating, there is plenty of free time which can be put to a good use. Luckily, there’s an abundance of documentaries to stream on Netflix. As an entrepreneur, no matter how much you think you know, there is always more out there. So, if you want to stay motivated and enrich your business knowledge, while getting your mind off coronavirus news, here are 10 documentaries we recommend you see.

Note: If you don’t have a Netflix subscription, or the show is not available in your country, you can also use your Amazon Prime account to watch movies, or use Youtube Movies.

  1. Something Ventured

This business and marketing documentary portrays some of the most successful and prolific venture capitalists from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, who risked money and status to invest in companies no one else saw potential in. Call it a crash course in venture capital. Something Ventured laid the groundwork for America’s startup economy, as this small group of individuals would go on to finance nearly every major technology advancement over the past 50 years.

Why it’s worth watching: Risk taking can result in unprecedented rewards.

2. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a 2011 documentary about an acclaimed sushi chef who operates a Michelin three-star restaurant in Tokyo, serving top-quality sushi, starting at 30,000 yen (€250). Jiro has been making the same sushi in more or less the same way for decades and his obsessive dedication has led him closer to perfecting it. The movie is a good reminder that perfection doesn’t merely happen. It is borne out of blood and sweat, constant practice and pursuit of improvement.

Why it’s worth watching: Lifelong dedication and a strict work ethic can pay off. The pursuit of dreams can become a reality after much perseverance.


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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

Why Older Entrepreneurs Have the Edge

The Trillion-Dollar Opportunity in Supporting Female Entrepreneurs


3. Print the legend

This award-winning 90-minute Netflix Original documentary explores the innovative thinking behind 3D printing. It follows young companies like MakerBot and Formlabs and tells the story of how they are racing to bring 3D printing to your desktop and yes, into your life too. More than that, it focuses on the American ideal of building a dream from scratch and leading new ways of doing things in the world. If you’re in the printing industry, this one is a must.

Why it’s worth watching: You might just get motivated to turn your vision into the next big thing.

4. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

In one of the most talked about docuseries of 2019, Oscar-winning director, David Guggenheim, aims to find out what goes on inside the mind of the founder of Microsoft. Over the course of three hour-long episodes, we get a small glimpse into Gate’s childhood, education, growing Microsoft, and his family life, as he pursues unique solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems. From clean drinking water to nuclear energy plants, Bill Gates is definitely changing the world.

Why it’s worth watching: It’s always helpful to step inside the mind of a genius. Plus, Bill’s reading list is on full display.

5. The Creative Brain

Creativity is the lifeblood of business and this psychology/marketing documentary encourages everyone to be more creative. Neuroscientist, best-selling author and entrepreneur David Eagleman meets accomplished professionals from across the creative spectrum to hear stories that inspire and demystify the creative process. The documentary is based on the book “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes The World”, so if you are more a reader than a watcher, head to the bookstores and buy it.

Why it’s worth watching: It will help you better understand how the human brain works and how you can tap into that knowledge.

 

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