As an entrepreneur, you can pretty much guarantee you are going to say goodbye to the 9 to 5 workweek. You are going to have to hustle all day every day and even when you do have time to relax, you’ll probably find it hard to turn off completely. One way to relax and recharge as an entrepreneur is to kick up your feet and watch an inspiring documentary. They can help you learn, give you a little motivation, and be the R&R you need to feel refreshed and ready to tackle your next big challenge. We have found the best documentaries every entrepreneur should watch this weekend–take a peek below!
The Call of the Entrepreneur
For a truly humbling experience watch The Call of the Entrepreneur which tells the stories of a merchant banker, a dairy farmer, and a refugee from communist China. The three entrepreneurs all overcome adversity with their perseverance, innovation, and creativity. By the end of the documentary, you will see the impact that entrepreneurs can make on society.
Every entrepreneur who feels like they are losing a battle to break into an established market will be inspired by Beer Wars which shows some of America’s small artisanal brewers try to take over the saturated beer market.
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
Steve Jobs is the ultimate entrepreneur success story, but his journey had as many downs as it had ups. Steve Jobs: One Last Thing looks at Jobs’ career with commentary by those who knew him best.
In business, it is important to be wary of sudden success and the many lessons to be learned found in Startup.com. The documentary follows the fast rise and fall of govWorks.com which went from inception to a $50 million bankroll in less than a year. Unfortunately within two years, the startup folds and is consumed by a larger firm.
TED Talks: Life Hacks
We love a good Ted Talk and Ted Talks: Life Hacks is a collection of ten popular TED lectures that offer tips and insights for success in life and business. Just hit play and relax until you have soaked up all the wisdom.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
A profile of sushi chef Jiro Ono may not seem like an obvious choice for entrepreneurs, but there is plenty to be learned in Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Ono is followed as he works with vendors to secure the finest ingredients, mentors his staff, and prepares his son to succeed him when he retires. Entrepreneurs in it for the long haul should take note of the dedication and decades of work it took for Ono to achieve perfection.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
While every entrepreneur dreams their company or product will become a major trend, they also fear that they will become passé. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work takes a look at Rivers’ decades-long quest to stay relevant. The film chronicles what Rivers’ did to get to the top and stay there.
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton
If you are feeling like you are in a creative slump, then look no further than Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton. The documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at Marc Jacobs’ creative process as he designs fashion collections for his lines, as well as Louis Vuitton’s. The documentary is absolutely stunning and will get your creative juices flowing in no time.
Everyone’s favorite chapstick got off to an unexpected start. Burt’s Bee’s is a household name and the documentary Burt’s Buzz tells the story of how beekeeper Burt Shavits founded a billion-dollar international brand.
Print the Legend
The 3-D printing industry is growing by the minute and it isn’t easy to keep up. Print the Legend follows 3-D printing companies as they race to be the next big consumer tech giants.
Which documentary will you be watching this weekend? Or will you binge them all?