Business Movies To Watch Over The Weekend
Here are ten must-see movies that will amp up your business acumen with an up close and personal look at the temptations and ambiguities you’re bound to eventually face:
Tucker : A Man and His Dream
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
This movie tells you what it’s like to build an empire and what dangers you are going to face in the process. Don’t let this classic miss your watchful mind!
The lesson is a bitter truth: Success can often come at a price, and at the top, life can be relatively empty.
Barbarians at the Gate
Knowing the reality of hostile takeovers and leveraged buyouts is an important lesson for anyone passionate about business. So, here comes a real story and a real lesson! A classic must-watch, this movie will take you through the saga of a battle for power, a hostile takeover and a leveraged buyout.
In Good Company
What do companies lose when they push aside experienced hands for business school prodigies? Are companies merely pawns to be sold off in search of that elusive “synergy?” As Teddy K. would say, “You ask some excellent, excellent questions. And I’m leaving it to you, all of you, to answer them.”
Why do unions operate as they do? Find an answer in this wonderful depiction of the determination of a single mother who fights to improve the working conditions of her textile mill.
The King’s Speech
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.
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 cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.