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8 Business-Themed K-Dramas to Watch If You're an Aspiring CEO

Fuel your CEO dreams!
8 Business-Themed K-Dramas to Watch If You're an Aspiring CEO
IMAGE Start-Up/TVN, Hotel del Luna/TVN
Fuel your CEO dreams!

Most of us enjoy watching K-dramas for the romance and 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 eight K-dramas you should watch to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit:

1. Hotel Del Luna

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

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.

Starring: Lee Ji Eun (IU), Yeo Jin Goo

2. Itaewon Class

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

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


Starring: Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Yoo Jae Myung, Kwon Nara

3. I Am Not a Robot

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

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

Starring: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, Um Ki Joon

4. Good Manager

Watch on: Netflix

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

Starring: Namkoong Min, Nam Sang Mi, Lee Jun Ho, Jung Hye Sung

5. Strongest Deliveryman

Watch on: Netflix

A delivery man falls in love with a competitive coworker as he works towards starting his own delivery company.

Starring: Go Kyung Pyo, Chae Soo Bin, Kim Seon Ho, Ko Won Hee

6. Encounter

A recently-divorced CEO meets a carefree man abroad, belatedly learning that he's a new employee for her hotel.

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Starring: Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum

7. Misaeng: Incomplete Life

Watch on: Netflix

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

Starring: Im Si Wan, Kang So Ra, Kang Ha Neul, Byun Yo Han

8. Start-Up

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

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

Starring: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Seon Ho, Kang Han Na


*This story originally appeared on Candymag.comMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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