The Mandalorian took the world by storm when it arrived in 2019. It was the flagship series that drew subscribers to Disney+. We won’t be indulging in all things Star Wars and talking about all the easter eggs and little bits of fan service this show delivers. I won’t even talk about the innovative Volume technology in which the show has been filmed. No. We’re going to be about all of the great business lessons we can learn from an alien bounty hunter who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Throughout the show, we see Din, the Mandalorian, find himself in countless dangerous situations. However, his adaptability and quick thinking always help him stay on top. Whether changing his plan on the fly or using unexpected resources to his advantage, the Mandalorian could always adapt and succeed.
This is critical in business not because you’re in a life-or-death shootout but because you are fighting to keep your business alive. You will face many problems and need to be adaptable and make quick decisions. You will adapt to the market and your customers and change services, products, or approaches— all to driv your business forward.
Have a network
Mando also teaches us, early on, about the value of relationships in business. Throughout the show, we see Mando go to his network numerous times and build new relationships. The relationships are critical to Mando making his way through the galaxy and succeeding in his goals.
Having a solid network and business relationships are crucial to succeeding and being able to drive your business forward. Having a network to utilize is critical. It can help you when you need a hand in a particular project. It can deliver new customers to work with you, and you can join and pitch new offerings.
Perhaps the most important lesson that The Mandalorian teaches is the value of persistence. The Mandalorian faces numerous setbacks and obstacles on his journey but never gives up. He keeps pushing forward, no matter how difficult the task may seem.
This same determination and persistence are required for business success. Entrepreneurs and business owners must be willing to work hard and overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. As an owner or founder, you will face numerous challenges. They will challenge your business and you, but with persistence and being able to continually face each challenge and be adaptable, you can move forward with your dreams and succeed.
When most people think of innovation, we think of technology, and that’s what we see with the Mandalorian. From his iconic armour to his high-tech weapons and gadgets, Mando uses cutting-edge technology to gain an edge over his enemies and succeed. We see throughout the series that Din upgrade and improve his technology, innovating to solve problems he had just faced.
Similarly, in business, we need to be innovative. We can’t all have high-tech armour and fly around the galaxy completing missions. Our businesses need to innovate and offer better products and services to our customers. Our businesses need to innovate and improve processes and how we operate our business. It doesn’t matter how you word it or place it. You need to innovate and be able to try new things to drive your business forward.
The Mandalorian may seem like a fun adventure show in the Star Wars Universe, but it offers entrepreneurs and business owners valuable business lessons. Its lessons on adaptability, relationships, persistence, and innovation can be applied to any business to help achieve success. By embracing these lessons, entrepreneurs and business owners can navigate the challenges of the business world and emerge victorious.
This is the way!