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As you can know, there are intermediaries for everything, including Entrepreneurship/business. Media plays an important role in spreading entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. If you want to know more about something, where do you turn to? The internet! Right. Me too. Television and magazines are also great knowledge providers. There are about so many resources that a business man and an entrepreneur can look up to for references. Not just for them, but also for beginners.
Newlands (2014) said, "Inspiration for running a business can come from anywhere. Wisdom is found in kernels throughout life, and you can find quite a bit in the media you choose to engage in during your off time. Even shows seemingly unrelated to business can provide great ideas about running you business, so long as you know what to look for,". [a(ii)]
Magazines like Entrepreneur and Forbes are great resources of business and entrepreneurial knowledge! These are great readings even for regular people. These are not just wasted magazines full of gossips and celebrity's dishes. Entrepreneur and Forbes are prestigious magazine companies.
Based on Newlands (2014)'s claim, "Even though reality television is mostly geared at entertainment, it does do a good job of showing some group dynamics (albeit slightly dramatized). The Apprentice is a great example of this, where even though entrepreneurs are put on the same team in the beginning, they are still primarily concerned with their own success. You can learn from their explosive conflicts on how to avoid similar ones in your business,".
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
According to Newlands (2014), "Yes, even this show has something to teach you! The Kardashians may not be everybody's style, you cannot deny the fact that their branding is impeccable. You can use the same tricks to get to the top of your industry just by watching their show. As long as you know how to adapt them for your business, you can build a better brand one day at a time,".
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Newlands (2014) said, "Forget the US version of this show; it is far too dramatized for any solid takeaways. However, the UK version does an excellent job of analyzing why the restaurants are failing and gives pragmatic solutions to turn things around. This well articulated business advice is something you can take with you,".
Newlands (2014) quoted, "You may find yourself asking how a show about dating can help you run a business, but The Bachelor teaches a lot of lessons--how to deal with different types of communication, how to play the game, and how to get along with your competitors. Cooperation and a healthy sense of competition are what drives businesses to innovate and continue to grow, so to better your business, make friends with them, but also learn when to let go,".
Newlands, M. (2014, October 27). 10 TV Shows Entrepreneurs Can Learn From. Inc.com. Retrieved August 27, 2015 from http://www.inc.com/murray-newlands/10-tv-shows-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from.html [a(ii)]