Silver Screen Career Advice: Chef

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2014's Chef is Jon Favreau's passion project. He wrote, produced, and directed the film in addition to starring in the lead role. It's a movie about (as you can guess) the career of a chef that takes a drastic turn. The film has some absolutely delicious food visuals (so I recommend eating before watching) but it also holds some great lessons applicable to any career path.  (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Wolf of Wall Street

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2013's The Wolf of Wall Street chronicles the rise and fall of stock tycoon Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Belfort is able to start from humble beginnings and eventually lead a large stock trading firm on Wall Street. The story of his company provides some career advice, if you're able to ignore the disgusting and hedonistic practices. Belfort certainly doesn't deserve to be glamorized, but he was a charismatic leader if not a despicable human being. While there is likely an even distribution of 'what to do' and 'what not to do' with Belfort's company Stratton Oakmont, we'll break down the lessons learned below. (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Intern

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Last year's The Intern was vastly different from the buddy comedy offered in The Internship. This film is especially great at it's conversation of generational differences. In addition to that, it offers some great career advice. Whether you're 22 years old or 70 years young, this film has something for everyone. The whole plot revolves around an extremely successful design startup. This startup company decides to implement a new 'senior' intern program. In this program, the average age is beyond or around retirement age. This proves to shake up the largely millennial workforce at the company with interesting results. (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Another film that holds fantastic real life lessons is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Ben Stiller directs the film and also stars in the main role. Mitty (Stiller) is a man who realizes he is just wandering through life without any real drive or inspiration. However, over the course of the movie he sets out on a journey to find purpose and explore the unknown. (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: Moneyball

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2011's Moneyball was a film that follows Oakland Athletic's General Manager Billy Beane. Beane had an uncanny ability to build a team that could compete with a unique approach. His new way of thinking changed baseball forever. The film was most popular with a sports audience, but the film holds many important business lessons applicable to almost any industry. Read on to find out what can be learned from a viewing! (more…)
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