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Korean Dramas are great entertainment during your free time. Sometimes they make you laugh out loud, sometimes they make you cry your tears out, and some of them even teach you business. If you like watching Netflix as much as we do, then a new Korean drama staring Bae Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk might have appeared in your recommended list once or twice. It is a Korean Drama depicting the ups and downs in building a startup business inspired by young people's passion for creating their businesses.

Today, let's take a look at some of the valuable lessons you can get from watching the new Korean Drama, STARTUP.

  1. Set your goals

    In the drama, we see Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk), and his friends at Samsan Tech managed to win the CODA competition with their image recognition program. Their achievements and win made companies and investors quickly come to them to know their secret of winning and invest in them. But the glory was short-lived as the investors begin to pull out one by one. This is because the Samsan Tech boys had no goals and no strategy to go on with their program. An award-winning program is not enough; businesses and investors are more likely to invest in people with goals and strategies. They need to know where the company is heading and how they plan to implement it in real life.

  1. Leaderships determine success

    Through this drama, we learn that Nam Do-san is not fit to be a leader even though he is the genius behind the program. A business requires a leader with vision, communication skills, and the ability to make the right decision to thrive, which is why Seo Dal Mi (Bae Suzy) character is chosen to be a CEO instead of Nam Do San. So Dal Mi is proven to have good communication skills and presentation skills, which helps Samsan Tech get the investment they need.

  1. Confidentiality

    After their win, the Samsan Tech boys was approached by many investors. Most of the investors left, but some stayed and asked to see how the program works. Thankfully, this was quickly stopped by Han Ji Pyeong (Kim Sun Ho); otherwise, Samsan Tech would lose all their hard work. In business, competition is real, and ideas are precious; confidentiality is needed for businesses to out-advantage their competitor. Stolen ideas can be a disaster as it ruins the hard work done by the team.

  2. Teamwork

    Teamwork makes dreams work; the term is accurate for every situation, including business. In Samsan Tech, the team is working together with strong trust and chemistry, which help them face various problems and endeavours. In business, excellent working chemistry helps build a solid team capable of working toward a goal more effectively. Communication, chemistry, and dedication help make the team succeed in achieving their goals and purpose.