I watched TURBO last night with my family. The wifey liked it. The kids LOVED it.
Unbeknownst to them, I was loving it a little more than I probably should. Why?
Turbo is easily the greatest entrepreneurial animated movie I have ever seen!!!
(now that’s a sentence I’d never, ever thought about writing in this blog)
At the risk of spoiling the movie by detailing how exactly it achieved this, let me just enumerate several entrepreneurial themes that I managed to observe in the movie.
There were SO many.
To wit (when you do watch the movie, do see if you can tick some of these off – most are pretty obvious):
A “crazy” one dreaming of a big thing
The desire to leave the corporate assembly line
Failing many times before succeeding
Pitching to investors
How traction makes raising money easier
Virality and how mobile enables it
The value of PR
The value of key partners and alliances
Being the underdog
Racing with the big boys
Leveraging on agility when racing with the big boys
Not giving up
How “good enough” isn’t good enough
The rewards of entrepreneurship
The movie was fun and enjoyable enough by itself. Viewed through entrepreneurial lens, it becomes something much more.
See it soon and tell me what you think!