That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix by the first CEO and co-founder Marc Randolph (Paperback)Marc Randolph (author)
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Through the birth story of one of the most triumphant start-ups in recent history, the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix explores what intuition, resilience and vision can do when the odds are against us.
Now with over 182 million subscribers, Netflix's triumph feels inevitable but the twenty-first century's most disruptive start-up began with few believers and calamity at every turn. Marc Randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit and determination can change the world - even with an idea that many think will never work.
What emerges, however, isn't just the inside story of one of the world's most iconic companies. Full of counter-intuitive concepts and written in binge-worthy prose, it answers some of our most fundamental questions about taking that leap of faith in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? What is success?
From idea generation to team building to knowing when to let go, That Will Never Work is one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm
'Marc Randolph will demystify the world of Silicon Valley start-ups and make you laugh a lot.' - Decca Aitkenhead, The Sunday Times
'A charming first-person account of the early days.' - The Wall Street Journal
'An engaging read that will engross any would-be entrepreneur' - The Washington Post
'Pick up the book guys. I have a funny feeling it will bring you value' - Gary Vaynerchuck, author of Crushing It
'A fantastic example of how the creative process requires a balance of power and humility' - Amy Cuddy, author of Presence
'A fantastic book for anyone who wants to know how Netflix came to be. But it's also inspirational for anyone who wants to start a company.' - Alison Kosik, CNN
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As a fairly newcomer to the Netflix phenomenon I was thrilled to be able to read this
Had some difficult initially downloading and... More
“Learn about the birth of Netflix and chill”
Marc Randolph is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor best known for co-founding Netflix with Reed Hastings. More business history than memoir this is an engaging, self-deprecating read about Netflix’s... More
“Interesting read to read about Netflix”
An interesting and insightful read about Netflix and how it began. It's a story that has you laughing, holding and your breath as you read about the company and the life of its founder.
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