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Hard work is irrelevant. Be radically honest. Adequate performance gets a generous severance. And never, ever try to please your boss. These are some of the ground rules if you work at Netflix. They are part of a unique cultural experiment that explains how the company has transformed itself at lightning speed from a DVD mail-order service into a streaming superpower - with 125 million fervent subscribers and a market capitalisation bigger than Disney.

Finally Reed Hastings, Netflix chairman and CEO, is sharing the secrets that have revolutionised the entertainment and tech industries. With INSEAD business school Professor Erin Meyer, he will explore his leadership philosophy - which begins by rejecting the accepted beliefs under which most companies operate - and how it plays out in practice at Netflix.

From unlimited holidays to abolishing financial approvals, Netflix offers a fundamentally different way to run any organisation, one far more in tune with a fast-paced world. For anyone interested in creativity, productivity and innovation, the Netflix culture is something close to a holy grail. This book will make it and its creator fully accessible for the first time.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Erin Meyer, Reed Hastings (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Great book!

Great book for those interested in High Performance Teams, Candid Culture and Culture Expansion. Really enjoyed listening and will be recommending to colleagues

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It’s jazz. Recommended !

Amazing book. Building a culture that thrives to excel, embrace change and freedom . Totally recommended!

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Love it

Amazing insights to learn how Netflix continues to evolved and remain agile. Key take away : have the right person for the job. 5A feedback module. Lead with context not control. 😀

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Bloated

This book is a bloated and drawn out version of Powerful. Avoid this and check out Powerful by Patty McCord instead.

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Practical, specific and with clear caveats

Loved the clear detailing of org choices with the examples and conditions on when to consider what. Narration by co-authors made the audiobook a joy to listen to. And the appended PDF was perfect to make the last chapter real and meaningful. Definitely a book I'd recommend to someone in the creative economy - at any level of the organization.

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  • 28-11-20

Good read

This book explains how Netflix reinvented the entire entertainment industry, explains the amazing thing they practiced at Netflix. Good book for learning different leadership practices!

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  • Hemali Tanna
  • 27-09-20

Boring and repetitive

The book dragged on for hours, for what could be summarized in a 15 min youtube video, or shorter. The writing wasn't even entertaining, to endure the length.