What I Learned About Being a Business Boss from Watching ‘Narcos’


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Game of Thrones taught me tons about building an empire, forming alliances, and creating opportunities, so now I look for ways to keep learning from my chosen forms of entertainment.

These days, I often turn to Netflix when I want to indulge in a little escapism. My latest obsession has been Narcos, a show that takes us back in time to revisit the cartel empires of Colombia from the 80s and 90s. Here’s what these cocaine cowboys have taught me.

Lesson #1: We need a team to thrive.

Whether it’s life or business, we are not alone and those who nurture a community, sisterhood, tribe, and/or family will find that their time on this planet is not only more enjoyable but meaningful as well. In seasons 1 and 2 of Narcos, we see Pablo Escobar with his devout group of “sicarios,” family members, and business associates. He did not build his empire by himself, nor did he do it overnight.

As an entrepreneur, I’m learning this lesson with my business and as a shy introvert I am also learning this lesson in my personal life. There is power in numbers and when you have the right people in your circle, the sky’s the limit, until someone snitches which brings me to the next lesson.

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