Watching movies serves as a form of entertainment and also a means by which people get educated more about human behaviour, strategy pop culture and society at large.
Here are 5 series that you should be seeing:
The Blacklist is a TV series currently in season 8.
This seems long but it is worth your time. The Blacklist is about a wanted fugitive who mysteriously surrenders himself to the FBI and offers to help them in capturing deadly criminals. His only condition is that he will work only with the new recruit, Elizabeth Keen. Blacklist teaches us about negotiation, strategy and the impact of power and connections.
2. For life
For life is a series in its second season.
For Life is an American legal drama television series created by Hank Steinberg that premiered on ABC on February 11, 2020. The series is loosely based on the true story of Isaac Wright Jr., who was imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit. While incarcerated, he became an attorney and helped to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates, before finally proving his own innocence.
We can learn about determination, strategy and planning and what it means for someone innocent to suffer injustice.
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3. Queen Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit was released on October 23, 2020.
After four weeks of viewing it became Netflix’s most-watched scripted miniseries. The Queen’s Gambit follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol dependency. The series’ title refers to a chess opening of the same name. The story begins in the mid-1950s and proceeds into the 1960s.
What we can learn from Queen Gambit includes success isn’t final and failure isn’t fatal, have a plan but learn to improvise and the last lesson is to learn to gather intelligence. This series is all about strategy.
4. Peaky Blinders
A British period crime drama television series created by Steven Knight.
Set in Birmingham, England, the series follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family in the direct aftermath of the First World War. The fictional family is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name, who was active in the city from the 1890s to the early 20th century.
The story centres on the Peaky Blinders gang and their ambitious and highly cunning boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy). The gang comes to the attention of Major Chester Campbell (Sam Neill), a Detective Chief Inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) sent over by Winston Churchill from Belfast, where he had been sent to clean up the city of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Communists, gangs and common criminals.
Lessons that can be drawn from watching includes: always have a plan, make the right partnerships, know your strengths and play to its full potentials.
5. Money heist
“The Professor” recruits a group of eight people, who choose cities for code-names, to carry out an ambitious plan that involves entering the Royal Mint of Spain, and escaping with €2.4 billion. After taking 67 people hostage inside the Mint, the team plans to remain inside for 11 days to print the money as they deal with elite police forces.
In the events succeeding the initial heist, the group are forced out of hiding and find themselves preparing for a second heist, this time on the Bank of Spain, as they again deal with hostages and police forces.
Lessons learnt from it: Plan for every scenario possible, look at the big picture, human behaviour cannot be accurately planned for.
This 5 TV series offers lessons from the strategy that can be applied to your business, brand and life.