I hung out with my Little Bro’ from Big Brothers Big Sisters last night and he chose the Netflix movie for our evening – “Good Burger”. It was a little ironic since we were having fresh pizza, hahaha. None the less, it was a cute movie and perfect for an 11 year old. He knew that since he had apparently seen it before. 😉
On the other hand, I laughed a bit and made a mental list of the financial lessons that either are in the movie or could be derived from the mistakes of the movie…yep, that’s me. 😀
Financial Take-Aways from “Good Burger”
1. Take ownership of your mistakes. It was nice to see a teenager being held accountable, but I thought the damage to those two cars added up to way more than $3300 based on the accident repairs that I’ve always seen. LOL
2. Don’t do business in a way you’d regret. Having Ed pay for at least some of the damages would have been a good idea since he caused the accident by jay-walking/blading. But the sneaky contract was just a bad idea.
3. Customer service rules! Mondo Burger didn’t need to break the law to put Good Burger out of business. They just needed to have better customer service.
4. Look at all of your options. Let’s assume Ed’s secret sauce truly made an amazing difference, then Mondo Burger could have copied it or have gotten close, bought the recipe, or have simply bought out the Good Burger to have more parking. I know, I know…that would have made an awful movie. 😉
5. Never let teenagers drive a work vehicle.
6. Assign your employees based on their strengths. There were several employees at Good Burger that would have annoyed customers less than Ed.
7. Realize when insurance has you covered (yours or someone else’s). A teacher’s car was smushed thanks to a giant fake burger. He was freaking out, but I’d be happy that Mondo Burger would be buying me a new car and then some…
I did stop analyzing the movie long enough to have a an excellent evening. 🙂 But I also made sure to point out what popped through my head to my Little Bro’ – not the subtlest method ever, but he likes me being direct.
Have you seen “Good Burger”? What other great financial lessons have I missed?
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