Sep 08, 2016 08:42 AM EDT
Career Planning In College: Here's What Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Learn From 'GoT's' Tyrion Lannister
"Game of Thrones," based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel series entitled "A Song of Ice and Fire," rose to popularity for its intricate plot and epic storytelling. Fans can learn a lot of strategies from the HBO TV show, even in terms of business and entrepreneurship.
According to YourStory.com, Tyrion Lannister, awesomely portrayed by Peter Dinklage, is one fictional character that aspiring entrepreneurs can see as a role model. Here are a few of his memorable lines that can serve as motivation for those who want to build their own business.
1. "It's not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it."
This well-known line came from "GoT" season 3 episode 10. Oftentimes, building a business looks so easy. Entrepreneurs get to be their own boss and earn a lot. However, it also takes more investment in terms of time, effort and resources. Again, if it were that easy and comfortable, everyone would be business owners.
2. "Far too much has been written about great men, and not nearly enough about morons."
There are a lot of success stories out there, from Mark Zuckerberg to Warren Buffett to Elon Musk, it's so easy to be blinded by their success that we forget the struggles they faced on their way to the top. Every entrepreneur should be realistic and understand that failure is inevitable and important for progress.
3. "I try to know as many people as I can. You never know which one you'll need."
Aspiring entrepreneurs need to embrace networking and see its importance in building their business and enhancing their brand. This is especially essential in the startup ecosystem. A lot of partnerships have resulted out of friendly conversation with peers. Being able to communicate and connect with others well is a vital skill that can benefit anyone who develops it.
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