Founders Spotlight: Marc Randolph, Founder & First CEO of Netflix

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Marc Randolph, Founder & First CEO, Netflix | Ryan Ross

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In the late 1990s, the internet was just emerging as the place to sell things, the video rental market was a $3 Billion dollar market, and the DVD was only used by fringe film enthusiasts. In this environment, Marc Randolph, supplied with startup funding from friends (including Reed Hastings) & family, began building Netflix the company that exploited the convergence of these forces and has become a driving force in our cultural lexicon. In this interview, Ryan Ross will interview Marc Randolph about starting & growing a lasting company, from inception to IPO. How to recruit for something that doesn't exist yet The difference & similarity between starting a company in 2000 and 2020 Marketing concepts consumers don't understand The right way to brainstorm ideas How to figure out where the puck is going How to deal with the emotional burden of responsibility How to look at failure productively When to cede power to people with other skill sets Identifying the important metrics to focus on - even if they are vanity metrics. Link to "That Will Never Work":
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