The Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday, and leave it to a small-business group to find an entrepreneur angle in Hollywood's awards season.
In a fun post, the National Federal of Independent Business listed 10 Oscar-worthy movies every entrepreneur should see. The list features films that showcase independent thinkers and leaders — qualities found among successful business owners. Highlights include:
The film features Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) who has the lowest salary available for baseball players. He's left to figure out how to create a winning team without deep pockets. The solution lies in statistical data and picking players based on their statistics to fill team gaps.
Why entrepreneurs should see it: Entrepreneurs know a thing or two about bootstrapping operations. This movie shows how taking an innovative approach to an existing business challenge can help you beat the competition — even with limited funds, the NFIB says.