Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools

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When we started this blog I knew I wanted to write about what I know, and I watch a lot of movies. I love film, and also enjoy reading business skill development articles on websites like Inc. & Forbes (cited here often), so the marriage made sense.

In the spirit of trying to write from the heart, I came up with a Dear Abby meets Roger Ebert-wearing-sassy-pants meets Inc. type of “column.”  It all kicked off with our number seven here on this list, and has grown to be our most popular type of post. Enjoy our top 11 Movie B-Schools – I hope you learn something, and catch up on some great films while you’re at it!

 

1. Progress, as told by Tommy BoyOur 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest Boise

Oh, that lovable mug. Tommy Boy‘s superficial story is about a lost man-boy trying to find his way after the death of his father. I chose to twist the movie into a tale of what many businesses have struggled with during the digital transition age: Progress.

 

2. Rebounding from a work mistake

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseWe’ve all messed up at work in some form or another. For some it’s a wildly inappropriate excursion on the clock, and for others it’s minor but still damaging. The dazzling Mean Girls deals with a girl’s period of major social faux pas’s at a new school, which related easily to survival in the workplace.

 

3. The Sixteen Candles guide to managing expectations

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseAs I approached my 30th birthday last year I thought a lot about the high expectations of myself and others that consumes my life, and used my favorite movie to explain how to manage those expectations and live your life. So far, so good.

 

4. This is our time! 5 tips for goal-completion with The Goonies

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseThe Goonies are good enough, and so are you. Goal-completion can be difficult for people, especially when there’s already a lot on that plate. Take a tip or two from the Fratellis and learn how to kick butt at meeting goals.

 

5. Let’s do a social media makeover ala Clueless!

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseCher, Tai, and Josh’s roles become guides through a tactical social media makeover for your business. Each on their own mission throughout the film to become something or someone different, their follies create a plan for social media success.

 

6. Griswolds and gratitude – Christmas Vacation

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseAfter a month of giving thanks with your family, it can be just as important to extend that gratitude toward co-workers and clients. Short fused, ne’er do well Clark Griswold, supplies all sorts of valuable lessons in grace and appreciation.

 

7. Revisiting Independence Day: How to conquer Invaders

Movie B-School: Revisint Independence Day - How to Conquer Invaders I North by Northwest BoiseJEFF GOLDBLUM.

 

8. When Harry Met Sally met the new year

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseAlmost halfway through the year, this is a great time to start reviewing your resolution progress, or even to start. The ultimate on-again/off-again/friend-zoned/dating friendship Harry Burns and Sally Albright have made inimitable is a great backdrop for figuring out what you want and how to get it.

 

9. Animal House

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseHmmm. Well, I don’t want to say too much here, but this one involves learning the key skill of not giving a…puppy…from Bluto, the Incredible.

 

10. Halloween, Final Girls, and You

Our 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest BoiseWe’re going to take it back a few months to the colder, creepier month of October to talk about feminism. Or something to that effect. Jamie Lee Curtis’ iconic portrayal of the very first “final girl” gives us a basis for being a final girl of the workplace.

 

11. Dirty Dancing and Dirty NetworkingOur 11 Most Popular Movie B-Schools I North by Northwest Boise

You have to do the lift if you want the applause. This what-to-do/what-not-to-do on networking keeps Baby out of the corner and you out of the networking doghouse.

 

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About the Author

Stephanie Norell is the Marketing Director for North by Northwest’s Boise office. She loves pizza, horror movies, Pinterest, adores the classic film Xanadu, and “enjoys” disseminating her thoughts for trolls to discuss online.

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