Founders Spotlight: Marc Randolph, Founder & first CEO of Netflix
Marc Randolph, Founder & First CEO, Netflix | Ryan Ross
About this talk
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": https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QRVWBX2/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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