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Streaming For Business – Top Shows To Inspire You And Your Business

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Author: Insider94 Staff 

Everybody’s working for the weekend, and it makes sense. Two whole days to do what you want, and that freedom feels so good – until Sunday night shows up. 

As the last few hours of the weekend tick away, and perhaps you are overwhelmed by the feelings of dread as the responsibilities of a new week are closing in, we’ve got the perfect distraction to change your mood and inspire your Mondays. 

Insider 94’s team compiled a list of the best TV shows to stream on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, and beyond. Here is our list of shows to inspire you and your business.

THE MIND, EXPLAINED

Key Takeaway: 

Lessons on how the brain functions and how it can help you as an entrepreneur. 

What really happens inside your brain? The more you can discover about yourself, and understand how people think, will help you in life and as an entrepreneur. “The Mind, Explained” is a docuseries that takes a deep dive into how the brain functions. It takes you through five different parts of the mind, covering memory, dreams, anxiety, mindfulness, and psychedelics. 

Where to watch: Netflix 

THE PROFIT

Key takeaways: 

Showcases the very real human struggles that entrepreneurs face, along with Marcus Lemonis and his checkbook coming to their rescue. 

“The Profit” is a documentary-style TV show based on Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World. When Lemonis isn’t running his own company, he seeks to save small businesses by offering capital investment in exchange for stake in the companies. Lemonis has successfully turned around more than 100 small businesses. 

Where to watch: Peacock, YouTube TV 

INSIDE BILL’S BRAIN, DECODING BILL GATES

Key Takeaway: 

A documentary on “decoding” Bill Gates and who he is as a human. 

This TV show is a three-part documentary series that tells the life of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Throughout the series, it focuses on his personal relationships, his career at Microsoft, his interests in improving sanitation and climate change, and eradicating illness in various parts of the world. You’ll walk away admiring Bill’s mind, but also understanding why Melinda wanted out. 

Where to watch: Netflix 

DIRTY MONEY

Key takeaways: Stories of corporate corruption in the global economy, and the detrimental impacts it had. 

“Dirty Money” is an exhilarating docuseries that tells the investigative stories of corruption in well-known businesses. The episodes feature the scandals of the corrupt events from the perspectives of the criminals and their victims. Some of the episodes include Volkswagen, who cheated on emissions tests to save money, and HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks at the time, laundered millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. It’s like NCIS for business owners! 

Where to watch: Netflix 

GIRL BOSS

Key takeaways: Humorously reveals the story and struggles of a broke entrepreneur. 

This series is based on the autobiography, “Girl Boss.” Main character, rebellious and broke, Sophia Amoruso started re-selling thrift clothing and turned it into a million-dollar company receiving nearly $300 million in sales at the age of 22. This also may have you looking at your closet a little differently. 

Where to watch: Netflix 

BILLION DOLLAR BUYER

Key takeaways: Tilman Fertitta travels to find new and innovative hospitality products from entrepreneurs across the nation. 

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta manages a number of nationally known dining and entertainment brands including Morton’s Steakhouse and the Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos. Fertitta seeks to help small American businesses and highlights them in his series. In each episode, he features two small businesses, samples their products and gets to know the founders. After spending time with both, he makes a decision whether to place a significant purchase order, with either both, one, or neither. Will he be the billion-dollar buyer in your community? 

Where to watch: Peacock, YouTube TV 

THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY

Key takeaways: The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos 

In 2004 Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University to start a company that would revolutionize healthcare. Theranos was born. Theranos is a blood-testing startup that claimed to devise blood tests that only required small amounts of blood and could be performed rapidly using small devices. Elizabeth Holmes was valued at $9 billion and was the youngest female billionaire in the world. Two years later, the company was cited by the SEC for fraud. This documentary investigates the rise and fall of Theranos, and who is responsible. With recent developments in the federal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, it a juicy way to spend an afternoon learning the backstory. 

Where to watch: HBO Max 

SILICON VALLEY

Key takeaways: What a startup ecosystem looks like in Silicon Valley. 

“Silicon Valley” was inspired by the co-creator of the series, Mike Judge’s, experience in Silicon Valley as a member of a tech startup in the 1980s. This comedy series follows the adventures of software programmers and developers as they attempt to thrive in the Bay Area. Silicon Valley shows how difficult it can be for startups to make an impact in such a competitive atmosphere. It may make your own business challenges feel like no big deal. There is inspiration in the observation that someone else has it worse! 

Where to watch: Hulu, HBO, YouTube TV 

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