DiscoverYoung and Profiting with Hala Taha#116: How Netflix Disrupted The Entertainment Industry with Marc Randolph
#116: How Netflix Disrupted The Entertainment Industry with Marc Randolph

#116: How Netflix Disrupted The Entertainment Industry with Marc Randolph

Update: 2021-05-317
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Ever wonder how Netflix became the giant it is today?



 



In this episode, we are chatting with Marc Randolph, co-founder and first CEO of Netflix. Marc is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. As founding CEO of Netflix, he laid much of the groundwork for a service that’s grown to 150 million subscribers and fundamentally altered how the world experiences media.



 



Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans four decades. He’s founded or co-founded six other successful startups, mentored hundreds of early-stage entrepreneurs, and as an investor has helped seed dozens of successful tech ventures. Most recently, he co-founded analytics software company Looker Data Sciences, where he now serves as director. Outside of the tech and startup world, Marc sits on numerous other company boards and is an outdoors enthusiast.



 



In this episode, we discuss how Marc started his career, his wilderness experiences that shaped his leadership style, and the importance of experimentation. We’ll also talk about why there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ idea, how Netflix rose to dominance, and Marc’s perspective on the importance of culture. 







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Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com



 



Timestamps:



 



00:51 - Marc’s Childhood 



03:51 - How a Wilderness Organization Shaped Marc



8:25 - Marc’s Advice for Recent Graduates and The Beginnings of His Career



14:35 - The Importance of Experimentation 



17: 25 - Why There’s No “Perfect” Idea



20:58 - Marc’s Experience with Panhandling 



28:46 - Netflix’s Pitch To Blockbuster and What Went Wrong 



34:08 - How Blockbuster Was Disruptable and How Netflix Won



38:38 - The Hardest Situation in Marc’s Career



41:40 - Why Marc Doesn’t Like Performance Plans



44:12 - How Netflix’s Culture Developed



52:34 - Marc’s Secret to Profiting in Life



 



Mentioned in the Episode:



 



Marc’s Website: https://marcrandolph.com/



Marc’s Podcast: https://marcrandolph.com/podcasts/



Marc’s Book, That Will Never Work: https://marcrandolph.com/the-book/

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#116: How Netflix Disrupted The Entertainment Industry with Marc Randolph

#116: How Netflix Disrupted The Entertainment Industry with Marc Randolph

Hala Taha