What would be a summer without enough free time to read, relax, think, enjoy and maybe… watch TV series? If so, during these warm days we propose to get to know, through these 6 TV series, those inspiring characters whom share real life-lessons to apply easily to your daily work-routine
Press Play to the following TV series about businesses and.. allow fiction to inspire your work!
⚔ Game of Thrones
If you are an unconditional GOT fan, no doubt you have seen first episodes of 7th season, right?
This successful TV series based on the book “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martín, is full of business, entrepreneurs and leaderships lessons. Characters are ambitious and fight endlessly for political power, showing at the same time that you could be a good leader no matter the conditions you are on.
“Every hurt is a lesson and every lesson makes you better”
🇺🇸 House of cards
If you have not seen this TV series yet, we recommend it 100%. House of cards is about Frank Underwood, a democrat congressman from South Carolina eager to do anything in order to achieve the presidency of the United States.
If you are a business man or you would like it to be at some point in life, Underwood’s character will not be indifferent to you, since he shows the importance of perseverance without giving up. Truth is that he lacks ethics certain times but still we can recollect some leadership lessons to learn from him.
“Sometimes, the only way to gain your superior’s respect is to defy him”
🔬 Breaking Bad
No doubt that Breaking Bad is one of the TV series in history with more followers. It is about a Professor of Chemistry diagnosed with mortal cancer whom decides to partner with a former student to start the manufacturing and selling of methamphetamines in order to guarantee the economic future of his family.
If we focus on the lesson to learn from him and leave on a side the potential moral dilemmas about drugs and crime, we realize how this TV series shows the effort that requires to build a business from zero: fist the idea, then a partner that complements you and put everything on the table to conquer the market.
“I have spent my whole life scared. Now I wake up to kick that bastard as hard as I can right in the teeth.”
💼 Mad Men
This US TV series addresses the complex life around advertisement and highlights the importance of leadership, innovation and creativity in its main character, Don Draper
If you are a business man, in Mad Men you will learn what is essential to run a competitive and successful company.
“If you don’t like what is being said, then change the conversation”
This TV series deals with life of a group of survivors in a desert island after a plane crash. It will teach you lesson to use in your working daily life: adaptation ability to new scenarios, the importance of team work and the importance of perseverance to successfully achieve it.
“Don’t tell me what I can’t do”
💰 The West Wing
This TV series reveals the ins and outs of being the President of the United States or any of his collaborators within a permanent stressful atmosphere.
It a series about business showing the influence a leader should have, the importance to delegate to the people working for you as well as considering their opinions.