Business documentaries to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing


A good documentary could be just the thing you need to get a fresh dose of motivation in your entrepreneurial journey. The best of them are informative, educative and entertaining at the same time. Watching documentaries is a great way to spend your free time, allowing yourself to relax and recharge. Along the way, you’ll find that you learn a lot of hacks and tips from relevant figures who have already made it. It can also be a great way to revive your passion when you feel like everything is going downhill. After all, there’s nothing like a good success story to get you feeling that you too can make it great one day.

There is no shortage of business documentaries, but we’re going to look at some of the best that are bound to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing. Here they are:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

If you need a reminder that your passion can take your business places, watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Jiro Ono is a Japanese Sushi chef with an exclusive sushi restaurant where a plate goes for $300. His undivided devotion has made him one of the greatest sushi chefs in the world, and he never stops pushing for perfection. This film was made when he was 85 years old and still going strong about his passion. It’s a great documentary to remind you that as long as you keep your passion alive, all your entrepreneurial goals can become reality.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Steve Jobs: One Last Thing (2011)

Steve Jobs is no doubt one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time. A documentary about him is assured to give you a lot of useful insight about what it takes to be successful in your business. This documentary pays tribute to him, while taking you through the paces he took to make a legacy in the technological world. Also, learn more about his non-forgettable products presentations. You’ll also see that for Jobs, success was riddled with various failures along the way, but he never gave up. Definitely something to keep in mind as an entrepreneur for when things go hard.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Well, this is not a success story, but it sure is a lesson-packed one. Enron was a company that was named America’s most innovative company by Fortune for six straight years before finally going bankrupt in 2001. This documentary gives you a behind the door look at exactly what became one of the largest scandals ever in corporate America. While you get to see how the executives misappropriated billions of dollars in funds, you’ll also get a lesson or two from their leadership skills. It will also definitely teach you how to not run your company into bankruptcy.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

American Experience: Henry Ford (2013)

This films chronicles the life of Henry Ford, the most influential automobile maker. It gives the story of how he rose from being just a farm boy to one of the biggest business moguls in the world. You’ll find several worthy business management lessons in this one.
The journey of an entrepreneur is ever changing, and these documentaries will prove useful in keeping you on top of the game.