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8 K-Dramas To Watch If You Want To *Start* Your Own Business

Time to fuel your CEO dreams!
8 K-Dramas To Watch If You Want To Become An Entrepreneur
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Most of us enjoy watching K-dramas for the kilig or feel-good content, but a good fraction of these shows actually offer valuable life lessons as well. For instance, you'd be surprised by how many business management tips you'd pick up from just a single episode of a workplace K-drama. Call us unconventional, but we think these business-savvy shows are great sources of inspiration for fulfilling your CEO dreams!

If you're an aspiring tycoon, here's a list of K-dramas you should watch to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit: 

1. Hotel Del Luna 

Who's in it: IU, Yeo Jin Goo

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot: Due to a past deal his father made, a veteran hotelier is forced to work in a strange hotel for dead souls alongside a fickle CEO. 

2. Itaewon Class 

Who's in it: Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Yoo Jae Myung, Kwon Nara, Ahn Bo Hyun

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Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot: A former convict starts a pub in Itaewon to follow in his father's footsteps and fight against a big corporation. 

3. I Am Not a Robot  

Who's in it: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, Uhm Ki Joon

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot: A shareholder of a finance company learns to come out of his shell when he meets an aspiring entrepreneur pretending to be a robot.

4. Good Manager

Who's in it: Namgoong Min, Nam Sang Mi, Lee Jun Ho, Jung Hye Sung

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot: Accidentally given the opportunity to work for a large corporation, a gang accountant encounters moral issues and turns over a new leaf.

5. Strongest Deliveryman 

Who's in it: Go Kyung Pyo, Chae Soo Bin, Kim Seon Ho, Ko Won Hee

Where you can watch it: Netflix

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The short plot: A deliveryman falls in love with a competitive coworker as he works towards starting his own delivery company. 

6. Encounter 

Who's in it: Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum

Where you can watch it: Viu

The short plot: A recently-divorced CEO meets a carefree man abroad, belatedly learning that he’s a new employee for her hotel. 

7. Misaeng: Incomplete Life

Who's in it: Im Si Wan, Kang So Ra, Kang Ha Neul, Byun Yo Han, Kim Dae Myung

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot: After a career failure, a hard-working man joins the corporate world as an office intern and struggles to please his ambitious colleagues. 

8. Start-Up 

Who's in it: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Seon Ho, Kang Han Na

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot: A driven woman drops out of school to open her own business, while a young CEO strives to keep his new tech company afloat. 

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