That Will Never Work

Users fill out their information online, then we use a computer-controlled milling
machine to craft a bat to their exact specs: length, handle thickness, size of the
barrel. ... After about thirty seconds he turns to me and says, “That will never work.

Author: Marc Randolph

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1913068110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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In the tradition of Phil Knight's Shoe Dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company - all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph. "Engaging and insightful." --Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix "As the founding CEO, Marc Randolph's leadership defined the culture of Netflix and laid the groundwork for successive, global revolutions in how we make and consume entertainment." --Gina Keating, author of Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs "Charming, fascinating and very funny. If you've ever wondered how to turn an idea into a global household name - or what happens when you try - Marc Randolph will demystify the world of Silicon Valley start-ups, and make you laugh a lot along the way." --Decca Aitkenhead, The Sunday Times "A charming first-person account of the early days of one of the most successful tech start-ups ever. An engaging read that will engross any would-be entrepreneur." --The Washington Post Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. These were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997 when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought - leveraging the internet to rent movies - and was just one of many more proposals, like personalised baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning. But Hastings was intrigued, and the pair - with Hastings as the primary investor and Randolph as the CEO - founded a company. Now with over 150 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. From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to the motel conference room that served as a first office, to server crashes on launch day, to the now-infamous meeting when they pitched Blockbuster to acquire them, Marc Randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit, gut instincts 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 business or in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? How do you deal with success? What even is success? From idea generation to team building to knowing when it's time to let go, That Will Never Work is not only the ultimate follow-your-dreams parable but also one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time. "Marc wastes no time cutting through the noise and identifying the truth. Every moment I have spent with Marc, whether it was as he formulated and launched Netflix or since then, has been truly rewarding. Marc understands what is important whether it is your product, your marketing, or your business plan. A remarkable and one of a kind visionary." --Mitch Lowe, founder of RedBox and CEO of MoviePass "An entertaining chronicle of creativity, luck, and unflagging perseverance." --Kirkus

Painting and Decorating

Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen : We all no doubt have had more or less complaint
about putty working itself out of the nail holes on the panels of a car , after it has
been primed . If the material is properly seasoned , the putty will never work out ...

Author: A. Ashmun Kelly

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Category: House painting

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Official Report

Let us not deceive ourselves that these will ever work when we know that South
Africa which country is very friendly with the Rhodesian regime and some other
countries too are so close and they are working together , and we know that even
 ...

Author: Uganda. National Assembly

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Category: Uganda

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House of Commons Debates

Involve the people . Abandon the centralist recognition of a railway to link it to the
east , we have always made governments of the past which did not work . They
will never work . special provisions . We respected the fact that we were creating
 ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

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Category: Canada

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Indexed Units of Account

Author: Robert J. Shiller

Publisher:

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Category: Money

Page: 40

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An indexed unit of account is a money analogue, used to express prices; the unit's purchasing power is defined by an index. Indexed units of account are not true money in that they are not used as a medium of exchange. The first successful indexed unit of account Unidad de Fomento (UF) has been used in Chile since 1967, and has been copied in Colombia Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay. The reasons for creating such units are discussed from the standpoint of monetary theory. The experience with such units in Chile is discussed. It is argued that important practical problems in implementing indexation were solved by creating such" indexed units of account. The existing indexed units of accounts may not be ideal for all purposes, however, and alternative definitions of the units, relating the units to measures of income, may also be advantageous. The indexed units of account might someday be monetized, i.e., institutions such as debit cards may be devised to allow the units to be used for all transactions, so that the role of conventional money might be reduced to clearing-house functions only.

Man and Risks

Over and over again , during those never - ending nights , you will say , “ But how
could I make such a mistake ? ... So you will be condemned and everyone will
return to work with a load off his mind , satisfied that the problem has been ...

Author: Annick Carnino

Publisher: Marcel Dekker Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 241

View: 511


Public Works

There can be but one boss in any well - run organization . Government by
committee has never worked and never will . With the advice of the Mayor and
the Advisory Committee , assistant directors should be appointed . Upon the
ability of ...

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Category: Municipal engineering

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Report

Here's the point that she resents : she claims that the boy had worked but had
never brought a cent into the home . She had never received any money and she
was sure her husband had never received any . Dr. Brown : What about the ...

Author: New York (State). Division of Probation

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Home Repairs Made Easy

Even when you must work with the current on , there is nothing to fear if you are
careful to take the proper precautions . Keep in ... If it is necessary to work around
“ hot ” materials , keep your hands and feet dry , and never work in anything wet .

Author: Dick Demske

Publisher: Delair Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780832622403

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 209

Illustrates techniques for repairing plumbing, electrical systems, floors, stairs, windows, and walls, with suggestions for wallpapering, painting, and concrete work

Public Papers

... will live and work for freedom as they will never work in slavery . We know that
even behind the shutters of the iron curtain the light of freedom shines through
the chinks and gives men hope and courage . We have no quarrel with any
people ...

Author: New York (State). Governor

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Census of India 1991

It is quite possible that he / she may have done some other work though not on
the scale of main activity . This secondary work ... in the box provided . In case he
/ she had never worked any time before , then you have to record ' 2 ' in the box .

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Category: Dādra and Nagar Haveli (India)

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African Notes

... speaking their languages has never worked and will never work for peaceful
national integration and development . We propose , therefore , cultural and
linguistic pluralism as a deliberate policy and philosophy to get the people to feel
able ...

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Category: Africa

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The British Journal of Photography

Farther back , our fathers the principles and practice of providing those were told
that gas lighting would blow up the metropolis , four essentials and if we have
availed ourselves of the tre that motor - cars could never succeed , that steel
ships ...

Author: William Crookes

Publisher:

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Category: Photography

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Commodities Finance and Trade

And there are some paradoxes in this — those who believe that the copper
agreements will never work , and estimate elasticities which are high in the long
run will contribute to the success of the scheme . If people really believe that the
price ...

Author: Arjun Sengupta

Publisher: London : F. Pinter

ISBN:

Category: Commodity control

Page: 407

View: 943


Official Magazine

You non - union men , who are helpBut a funny thing is that the chiling the
shipowners to take away all dren of these men who think work that we gained in
a healthier dayfor children is such a good thing when we did not expect things to
never ...

Author: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen, and Helpers of America

Publisher:

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Category: Highway transport workers

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Feliciter

No one will ever say this to your face , but you can expect many library
employees to think this way . Apathy underlies almost all of the different tactics
used to delay the OHS Committee ' s work . Accusations of alarmism , wilful
ignorance , and ...

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Category: Libraries

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Papers and Proceedings of the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting

It is probably true that we shall never be able to approach the ideal in devising
problems of this kind and I am sometimes ... if he has it , and we of course do find
that there are many students who will never succeed in work of this kind because
 ...

Author: American Association of University Instructors in Accounting

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Accounting

Page:

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