Top TV Shows for Entrepreneurs

Entertainment has always been a part of life irrespective of culture and geography. When the source of entertainment provides you with both what Aristotle called “teach and delight”, it cannot be any better. The blog enlists top tv shows featuring business that every budding entrepreneur must watch.

1. Silicon Valley:
Silicon Valley is an American comedy television series created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.  It premiered on HBO on April6, 2014, running for a total of six seasons of 53 episodes. The series finally aired on December 8, 2019.
The story revolves around six individuals willing and trying to start their own company in the world’s famous tech capital; Silicon Valley. It unfolds every elements of the business from finding investments for your business to saving your business from theft by opportunist businessmen. It primarily focuses on the programmer Richard Hendricks who finds a startup company called Pied Piper, and narrates his struggles trying to maintain his company while facing competition from bigger companies. The creators of this art piece have incorporated real-life events into the show brilliantly. It thoroughly depicts the challenges faced by an entrepreneur and the phases a start-up has to go through. The show has received critical acclaim since its airing, with praise for its writing and humor.

2. Shark Tank:
Shark Tank is an American business reality television series that premiered on August 9, 2009 on ABC. The show shows entrepreneurs making business presentations to a panel of five investors or “sharks”, who decide whether to invest in their company. The sharks often find limitations and faults in entrepreneur’s valuation of their company, product, or business model. Some of the investors are usually kindhearted and soften the impact of rejection, like panel member Robert Herjavec, while others such as Kevin O’Leary can be equally unkind and show no patience even for tales of hardship.  Sharks are paid as cast stars of the show, but the money they invest is their own. The entrepreneur  can make a handshake deal on the show if a panel member is interested. However, if all of the panel members choose to be out, the entrepreneur leaves empty-handed.
3. Better Call Saul:
A spin-off, prequel, and a sequel of Gilligan’s previous series, Breaking Bad, the present show covers the six years spanning from 2002 to 2008 before it. The show follows the transformation of a former con artist named James “Jimmy” McGill who turned from an earnest lawyer into a greedy criminal defense attorney better known as Saul Goodman. Jimmy is known to be persuasive but ethically challenged and economically struggling lawyer, he tries to do the right thing ends up doing it in the wrong way. Jimmy started his journey again to work ethically but ended up getting involved in criminal cases. Saul may not be the right idol for an entrepreneur but the show delivers number of lessons that may help entrepreneurs in setting up their own business. The show gives a lesson to stick to your moral integrity, unethical means do not pay money for long terms. 

4. The Profit:
The present show that aired on CNBC gives a major insight into the daily operations of businesses. It helps in educating the audience regarding managing a falling or struggling small business. The show features Marcus Lemonis, an American businessman with a net worth of more than 900$ million. He invests his own money into businesses that aren’t doing well and saves them from falling apart. He becomes part-owner of the business and gives them crucial advice to help run their business in a well-planned manner. Lemonis is wholly invested in the business, he makes an offer that one cannot refuse and once he’s in these companies he tries every way possible to help them come out of debts or make them successful and gain profit from them. To quote Lemonis, “When I have akin in the game, my way is the only way your business will survive.”

So do watch out these works of art and grab the best of what you can out of it to be inculcated within yourself.

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