Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. –Pablo Picasso
If you are like me, You love music and movies. They are great source of inspiration or sometimes to just relax. Movies have been here for more then a century. But since times then, there are many documentaries recorded on the accomplishments of Geniuses and Person’s who changed the world. From Hitler to Einstein, everything is recorded in the form of written or video documentaries.
If you have missed it, you can take a look at Top 10 Movies Every Young Entrepreneurs Should Watch.
For Entrepreneurs and students, we are happy to bring some of the best documentaries of successful businessmen such as Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Google Founders, and also Sean Parker with the story of Napster.
Let’s Jump on the top 10 documentaries you must watch… Doesn’t matter if you are not a Entrepreneurs/ Student.
#1. Steve Jobs
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”.
There are many biography written on Steve Jobs, we are here to recommend you the 2 best documentaries made on him.
Broadly considered a brand that inspires fervor and defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world, fueled by game-changing products that tap into modern desires.
Its leader, Steve Jobs, was a long-haired college dropout with infinite ambition, and an inspirational perfectionist with a bully’s temper.
A man of contradictions, he fused a Californian counterculture attitude and a mastery of the art of hype with explosive advances in computer technology.
#2. Warren Buffett
“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute”.
One of the most respected businessmen in all of America, Currently in his eighties with an astounding investor abilities. Warren Buffett is a legend. He is a billion forty times over.
He is primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In this small documentary the program includes interview with Buffett, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, His Berkshire Hathaway partner Charlie Munger, his daughter Susie Buffett, early investor Chuck Peterson, newspaper publisher Stan Lipsey, former Salomon CEO John Guttfreund and Vice Chairman Deryck Maughan, and Buffett biographers Roger Lowenstein and Alice Schroeder.
Watch the Documentary on: Warren Buffett Revealed
#3. Bill Gates
“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one”.
He was called a Nerd in High School and now he is a billionaire. We are talking about the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates. Gates’s company has changed the world, but he’s a controversial figure, with his ruthless business leadership contributing to Microsoft being sued by the US government.In a special one-hour edition of the Money Programme, Fiona Bruce presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he embarks on his latest challenge: giving away the billions he’s amassed.
Watch the documentary on Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World
#4. The Google Boys
“We want Google to be the Third Half of your brain”. – Sergey Brin
What is the first place you go when you start the browser? I bet it’s Google. Google is now estimated to run over one million data centers all around the world and processes one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day. That is huge isn’t it? Now take a look at how all this started. A must watch documentary on the fastest growing Information Technology Company in the world.
Watch the documentary on The Google Boys
“Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood”. – Sean Parker
A Documentary based on the game changer and the most controversial music service “Napster”. This documentary explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large. It shows the ups and downs face by the founder Shawn Fenning who worked for 6 months on creating the first prototype of Napster. How he met with Facebook Co-founder, Sean Parker. The technology that changed the way we download music online.
Watch the documentary on Napster: Downloaded (2013)
#6. Project Code Rush
“Managing developers is like trying to herd cat’s”
This is the documentary based on Netscape and Mozilla. The starting point of how we started to surf the internet with the browsers that we currently use. It is all because of the invention of Browsers. Code Rush, produced in 2000 and broadcast on PBS, is an inside look at living and working in Silicon Valley at the height of the dot-com era. The film follows a group of Netscape engineers as they pursue at that time a revolutionary venture to save their company – giving away the software recipe for Netscape’s browser in exchange for integrating improvements created by outside software developers.
Watch the documentary on Project Code Rush
#7. Revolution OS
“Hi! We’re the GNU/Stallmans, and this is the Free Software Song!” – John Mark Walker
The inside story on how linux has changed the way we work with computers. Revolution OS is a documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf.
Watch the documentary on Revolution OS
#8. Call of the Entrepreneur
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
The documentary is based on Brad Morgan, Frank Hanna and Jimmy Lai. Morgan was a dairy farmer in the early adulthood from Evart, Michigan. he discusses his journey from a struggling dairy farmer to the owner and operator of a multi-million dollar dairy and compost company.
Hanna, a merchant banker from New York City who originally came from Georgia, she elaborated how financial engineering only makes credit more widely available to entrepreneurs today but it also plays a crucial role in the discovery of united states of america.
Lia talks about his childhood china and his move at twelve years to hong kong. There, he founded Giordano, a retail outlet, and later Next Media. Lai explains that entrepreneurs when talking risks, are “Dashing into Hope”.
Watch the documentary on Call of the Entrepreneur
Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that depicts the chronicles of the dot.com startup phenomenon and how it ended up. The documentary follows the ecommerce website govWorks and its founders kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman from 1999-200 as the internet bubble was bursting.
Watch the documentary on Startup.com
#10. We Live In Public
“One day we’re gonna wake up and realize we’re all servants.”
One the 40th Anniversary of the world wide web. This documentary WE LIVE IN PUBLIC shows that the future of human race is depending on it. And how we humans are soon going to be living on the web. It is 2009 documentary film by Ondi Timoner which profile internet pioneer Josh Harris. It has as its theme the loss of privacy in the internet age.
Watch the trailer of We Live In Public
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