If you are one of the 85 million people in the path of the worsening winter storm Jonas this weekend, you’re probably staring outside your window right now at a 5-foot tall snow drift and wondering what to do with yourself. My suggestion: Enrich and expand your business knowledge with these great documentaries streaming on Netflix.

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1 | Ted Talks: Life Hacks
2 | Life Hacks 2

TED Talks: Life Hacks is a collection of 10 popular TED lectures that offer tips and insights for success in life and business. You’ll learn body language secrets from Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy, research-backed productivity tricks from positive psychology expert Shawn Achor, and more. Also released later last year is TED Talks: Life Hack 2: The Next Level. Just as inspiring as the first release.

Why you Should Watch It:
It’s inspiring. If you’re looking for motivation to start a new chapter in your life, get inspired to change, become a better leader, gain confidence, or learn how body language can affect how you are perceived, this set of documentaries will change your life . . . and possibly your business. Sometimes all the modern-day entrepreneur needs is a little inspiration to press on and get the know-how to make that happen.
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3 | Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 2011 documentary profiles Jiro Ono, a sushi master and owner of the Sukiyabashi Jiro. Not only has the restaurant been awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide, it also has only 10 seats and is considered one of the best sushi restaurants in the world.

Why you Should Watch It:
Ono is a, inspiring example of someone who possess the entrepreneurial spirit. His hard work, dedication, and obsession aren’t the result of wanting fame or fortune but rather are due to having a dream to provide the best product (sushi) for his customers. Most importantly, he loves what he’s doing!

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4 | Happy

Happy is a 2012 documentary that features scientists, researchers, and thought leaders–along with interviews from people around the world–who explain what makes you happy.

Why you Should Watch It:

Not only does Happy prove that money actually will make you happy, it also provides tips on how to achieve your real happiness by changing your daily routine to encourage productivity and success. The documentary also demonstrates how to cultivate and recognize meaningful relationships.

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5 | Burt’s Buzz

Released in 2013, Burt’s Buzz shows how a roadside honey business grew into the natural cosmetics company Burt’s Bees, now worth around $1 billion. The film takes an intimate look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt’s Bees, and explores his fascinating and unique life.

Why you should watch it
Being one of the most unlikely entrepreneurs, Shavitz shows some valuable lessons to be learned in this documentary such as developing brand recognition and sticking by company values.

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