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Author: Marc Randolph

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How many times have you been told “that will never work”? Probably not as often as Marc Randolph, the veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, investor, speaker and best-selling author. Though best known as the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix, he’s founded or co-founded a half dozen other successful startups and mentored scores of other early stage entrepreneurs. On his podcast, Marc works directly with entrepreneurs who have been told “that will never work,” helping them turn their nascent or struggling businesses into sustainable companies. Be a fly on the wall as Marc advises business founders, using his unique combination of analytical skills, tough love and a dose of humor to unearth the blind spots that may be holding them back. Each episode is an invaluable lesson for anyone aspiring to be a next-generation entrepreneur, so tune in to find out how to make your "impossible" vision a reality.

If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com).


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Marta is on a mission to create the ultimate marketplace for erotic art - and she’s well on her way. Now she just has to fine-tune her strategy to make sure she reaches the right audience. Marc dives in to learn all about this sector, from her dalliance with blockchain to the very real challenge that today’s social networks pose to a business focused on the innate beauty of the human body. This one’s an eye-opener for sure.If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com), where you can also sign up for his newsletter (https://www.marcrandolph.com/newsletter).
Evan is a young man who dreams of houses built by robots. But he’s not some silicon valley disruptor looking to replace human labor with AI-powered machines; he’s a contractor and builder himself, all too familiar with the inefficiencies in traditional construction. Now he wants to turn his dream of robot-assisted development into a reality, and he’s turning to Marc to find the best way to fund this vision - starting with the building of his own home. If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com), where you can also sign up for his newsletter (https://www.marcrandolph.com/newsletter).
#5: Walmart or Bust

#5: Walmart or Bust

2021-03-1638:56

To be honest, Marc wasn’t overly enthusiastic about Caitie’s product idea when she first pitched it to him. But, one year later, she (and her mom!) have secured both a patent and a huge order from Walmart for her Socket Lock-It phone accessory. Now, in addition to fulfilling this order, she has to focus on her next steps, and that’s where the rubber will really hit the road. Marc’s got some great advice for her.If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com), where you can also sign up for his newsletter (https://www.marcrandolph.com/newsletter).
David has proven that his COVID-friendly recreation business - on-demand table tennis - can thrive in one of the most expensive cities in the world: New York. Now, it’s time to scale. So what’s the best way forward? Is it real estate investment, franchising or something completely different? Tune in to hear how Marc plays it out.If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com), where you can also sign up for his newsletter (https://www.marcrandolph.com/newsletter).
#3: Adventure Won't Wait

#3: Adventure Won't Wait

2021-02-1633:192

Today Marc advises Paul - a first-time entrepreneur who hasn’t let the pandemic tank his ambitious and well-funded business plan. But as he races towards the opening of his indoor adventure park (with beer!), Paul needs some insight on how to make all the parts of his life work -- experience that Marc has in spades.If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com), where you can also sign up for his newsletter (https://www.marcrandolph.com/newsletter).
London-based Nick has a leg up on many an entrepreneur; he’s already launched his dream business: a subscription-based premium content platform for SciFi superfans. Not only that, but his small-but-engaged audience is lapping it up - and begging for more. So now that he knows he can move his users to tears of joy, he’s come to Marc to find out how to take that all-important next step: scaling up his audience without dumbing down his product.If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com), where you can also sign up for his newsletter (https://www.marcrandolph.com/newsletter).
Inspired by many trials over the past year (a global pandemic as well as her mom’s ailing health), Gurpreet, a veteran care provider, has envisioned a better model for procuring home health care but needs to determine her best first step to make her vision a reality. And while it’s tempting to dive into a tech build, after her call with Marc, she realizes that the answer lies in doubling down on her own unique experience to really move forward.If you want to be a guest on “That Will Never Work” and get help from Marc with your business issues, leave a message at: 1 888 MARCPOD / (888) 627-2763. You can also connect with Marc on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mbrandolph) and on his website (https://Marcrandolph.com), where you can also sign up for his newsletter (https://www.marcrandolph.com/newsletter).
Introducing a new podcast by Netflix co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph.
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