10 business lessons from Tyler Durden

The list of reasons why we love Fight Club could go on forever. Though most of the reasons on that list have already been discussed at length, people often overlook Fight Club‘s value as a guide to business. 

Yes, Tyler Durden can teach you more about business, finance and everything in between better than any instructional manual. Don’t believe us? Here are 10 things we can learn from Durden:

“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy s*%! we don’t need.”


It’s a wonderful thing to be motivated, but make sure you’re motivated by the right things. Don’t be a part of the herd that’s chasing things they don’t even know if they really want.

“The things you own end up owning you.”

It’s easy to lose sight of what you really want in the face of things you don’t need. While it’s okay to be a little materialistic, giving things too much power over you does more harm than good.
“Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” 

Stay true to who you are and do what you do best! You can pretend to be someone you’re not, but it’s definitely not going to be as good as who you really are!

“You wanna make an omelet? You gotta break some eggs.”


Sometimes, you have to do things you don’t want to do in order to achieve your goals. And that’s okay. After all, the road to success isn’t exactly smooth.

“Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.”


This point follows from the last one. You win some, you lose some. You can’t always get what you want without taking a few risks and making a few sacrifices. Isn’t that what makes all your work worthwhile?

“Only after disaster can we be resurrected.”


Rock bottom isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it might just be the best thing to happen to you.

“I say, never be complete, I say… Stop being perfect. I say, let’s evolve; let the chips fall where they may.” 

Don’t let the pursuit of perfection get the best of you. Things don’t always turn out they way we want them to, and that’s alright. All you need to do is learn, grow and accept the things that you can’t change.

“No fear! No distractions! The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide!”

Way too many of us waste too much time on things that are far from significant. Don’t let trivial issues distract you from your real goals. As Tyler says, just let the irrelevant things slide!
“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your [email protected]!#$*% khakis.” 

Arguably one of Tyler’s best dialogues from the films, this line is a better business tip than any you could ever get. Why? Well, it’s easy to get caught up in the grind and forget about everything else. That’s exactly where this tip comes in. While it’s good to give your goals everything you’ve got, don’t ever let these things define who you are.

“This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” 

A reminder of your mortality isn’t really a business tip. However, it is something you must never forget. According to Tyler’s philosophy, a reminder of your impending death might just help you get off the couch and do what you need to do!

So, what are you still waiting for? Get out there and make the most of your skills. That’s what Tyler would do!

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