Are you an ambitious entrepreneur, a developer, or an inventor seeking inspiration? Here is a list of movies that might help channel your inner creator:
The Social Network
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Flash of Genius
It’s a travesty that this gem of filmmaking is not as well known as some of the other titles on this list, which is why we couldn’t find a good GIF of this one. 🙁
This movie is based on the true story of Professor Bob Kearns, whom you probably have never heard of. But you have most likely benefited from his famous invention: the windshield wiper. All the big auto companies in the 1960s installed the wiper on their vehicles, and made a killing. However, the auto giants forgot to mention that it was Professor Kearns who had actually invented the thing. Kearns didn’t get any royalties, commissions, or even recognition for his work that is a staple of all vehicles produced today. The movie teaches inventors a very important lesson in patenting their work.
Enjoy one or two of the titles mentioned over the weekend, and your tribulations will seem trivial compared some of the protagonists being portrayed.