By Luke Bobo, originally posted at Made to Flourish.


Teamwork. Imagination. Betrayal. Persistence. Self-advocacy. Humiliation. One step forward, multiple steps backwards. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. A dream deferred. Sweet Success.

These are some of the words and phrases that come to mind when I think of the film, Joy (2015). Based loosely on a true story, this biographical comedy-drama film chronicles the journey of an entrepreneur, Joy Mangano, who faced setback after setback before becoming a “self-made millionaire”1 and before creating her own business empire. What is important and worth noting is not the millions Joy amassed, but rather her journey.

At Made to Flourish, they often talk about faith, work, and economics (FWE); this film majors on the “E” in FWE.

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