3 important lessons from The Boondock Saints every start-up must follow

Published in Business | Monday, 12 December 2016
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When it comes to entrepreneurship there's almost no blueprint, but you find gems in the most unusual places with lessons that hold true. With the Boondock Saints confirming a 3rd movie followed by binge watching the first 2 Troy Duffy classics (Boondock Saints I & II), one can't help but notice some business lessons that any start-up business MUST follow.

Background (Spoilers)

Connor and Murphy McManus are paternal Irish twins living in Boston and working in a meat factory. Both are extremely devout Catholics and become vigilantes making an oath to clean up their city of the almost constant criminal element in the name of their religion.


With start-ups having a clear goal and believing in it is so important that no matter how good projections are, or how neat your proposal is, if you give signs of uncertainty, employees, partners, one will believe in your business. And no matter how much you do believe in your business, there will be dark times, and it is this conviction that will see your business through.

Pick your team, delegate tasks:

The twins don't haven't thought through who deserves their righteous form of justice but their friend Rocco (who's the mob's errand boy) is the key to getting their operation off the ground. Without having Rocco and his knowledge of the underworld, the Twins would just be very good shooters with no one to shoot.

You can't do everything, and not everyone can do what you do, but every business needs stars in different areas. Satisfy this requirement by identifying tasks that need to be done and pick the best talent for the task and leave them to it. Your business will become a well-oiled machine.

The importance of affiliations and partnerships

Despite their tags as criminals, the twins are well respected within the Catholic church, and FBI Special Agent Smecker considers the twins necessary for justice that he can't provide due to the constraints of the law.

There are many reasons to get into business: make money, change the world, fill a niche. No matter how much initial success your start-up has, there will always come a time to expand.

The most important thing in partnering to expand is making sure that your vision is their vision. There will be concessions in partnerships, but if your vision is overly compromised then the union isn't worth it. Find like-minded partners to grow "your" idea.
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