That Will Never Work

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.

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

The Rotarian

(Anonymous) We all deal with negative people in the workplace, which can make
a difficult job even more frustrating. ... They are famous for making comments like
"that will never work," "we tried that two years ago and it failed," and "the boss ...

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

American Overseas Interests Act

I told him that we had , indeed , taken this issue up with the Indian Government .
... Mr . Chairman , I listened carefully this morning on this reorganization work ,
and Mr . Hamilton had an impassioned plea . ... Mr . Holum , that will never work .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations

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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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The Illustrated American

Will never work hard for his living , strong tea or coffee , and particularly avoid
excitement or getting and if he learns a trade will not continue to work at it . Will
exout of temper . When young had chest trouble attended with a cel in music and
the ...

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Never Work for a Jerk

Describes various types of unpleasant bosses, gives practical advice on improving the work situation, and tells how to identify reasonable managers

Author: Patricia King

Publisher: Dell Books

ISBN: 9780440500162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 984

Describes various types of unpleasant bosses, gives practical advice on improving the work situation, and tells how to identify reasonable managers

The Friend

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old birds when they depart for the and got trustees ; but all that promised to help
tbat company will never break . I worked in South ; for wbich journey , they ...

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The Methodist Review

It is true that Whitefield had great dramatic power , but that would have availed
him nothing had he been destitute of ... He fails not for the lack of energy , for he
rushes at once into something else in which he will never succeed , because he ...

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Contarini Fleming The rise of Iskander

Young people are ever full of fancies , but will they ever find friends in the world
they think so much of , like the father who ... I am sure I often think what I dare not
say , and pray God to forgive How can a poor woodman's son who never works ...

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

He confessed that France , in frugal Holland , and in moral it was in that point of
view , which had | Germany , but that it would never work in been so eloquently
and so feelingly dwelt this country , where there was abundance upon by his
noble ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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The Builder

Atchison & Walker , mise of mechanical power in art - work ; yet , as Will you
kindly turn over in your mind what builders ... Bd . the destractive acids
discharged from certain business man know that he will never get it , and On the
part of the ...

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Annual Report

The chain we work with bas in its center the man as the link . If the man - link is
strong enough ... He has given us the key , but perhaps it is a time - lock , and our
time may be so short we will never get into the safe . [ Laughter . ] We must know
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Author: New Jersey. Board of Agriculture

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Never Work Harder Than Your Students Other Principles of Great Teaching

The next time you are facing a challenge in your classroom, first describe the
challenge as clearly as possible. ... that you need to give the work back to the
students, you might also find that in order to do so, you will also have to provide
them ...

Author: Robyn Renee Jackson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416607579

Category: Education

Page: 247

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Presents advice on how teachers can improve their overall effectiveness through developing supportive relationships with their students.

You Will Never Be Forgotten

Formally inventive, darkly absurdist, savagely critical of the increasingly fraught cultural climates we inhabit, these ten stories also find hope in fleeting interactions and moments of tenderness.

Author: Mary South

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 0374720568

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In this provocative, bitingly funny debut collection, people attempt to use technology to escape their uncontrollable feelings of grief or rage or despair, only to reveal their most flawed and human selves An architect draws questionable inspiration from her daughter’s birth defect. A content moderator for “the world’s biggest search engine,” who spends her days culling videos of beheadings and suicides, turns from stalking her rapist online to following him in real life. At a camp for recovering internet trolls, a sensitive misfit goes missing. A wounded mother raises the second incarnation of her child. In You Will Never Be Forgotten, Mary South explores how technology can both collapse our relationships from within and provide opportunities for genuine connection. Formally inventive, darkly absurdist, savagely critical of the increasingly fraught cultural climates we inhabit, these ten stories also find hope in fleeting interactions and moments of tenderness. They reveal our grotesque selfishness and our intense need for love and acceptance, and the psychic pain that either shuts us off or allows us to discover our deepest reaches of empathy. This incendiary debut marks the arrival of a perceptive, idiosyncratic, instantly recognizable voice in fiction—one that could only belong to Mary South.

The Complete Works

A stranger 1 : the power of that which is me as a husband , for I cannot change
iny na good . ture ; and to have one that lies cross to me in Nay then , said Mercy ,
I will look no more this , that I purpose never to admit of as long on him ; for I ...

Author: John Bunyan

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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Riches cannot easily be denied to them who have cious titles , that he never buys
a book tiil its chasomething of greater value to offer in exchange ; racter is
established ; a third wonders what ang he whose fortune is endangered by
litigation ...

Author: Samuel Johnson

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English Mechanic and World of Science

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quaternions that we can gain a nurses give ... as several of these forges have
been illustime , and in winter I could never succeed except can be found , and
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Fraser s Magazine

I am sure that many a man must have felt , as I confess I have , struck down to the
earth for the moment by a vast and ... Such is the way even with us , who are a
much older nation than you are : we never work out anything gradually and ...

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Set Yourself Free

If something doesn't come instantly or easily, we say it's not working, it's failed, we
've failed. ... “It will never work.” “I can't do that.” If that's what you think, you're right
. It will never work. Imagine if I had thought about writing letters, but had said, ...

Author: Reon Schutte

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614483817

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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Ten principles to overcome adversity from a former South African special forces soldier who survived 13 years as a prisoner of war. Reon Schutte has led a remarkable life. A South African solider captured in a cross border raid into Zimbabwe in 1990, he spent nearly thirteen years in that country’s infamously brutal Chikurubi prison. Since his pardon and release, he has presented his triumphant story of survival and transformation to one million people around the world, from business executives to students, prisoners to cancer survivors, war veterans to government leaders. Now in his highly anticipated first book—written with award-winning author, journalist and certified life coach, Maggie Kuhn Jacobus—Reon shares his epic personal life journey, holding readers spellbound with an inspiring recounting of overcoming inconceivable adversity. The keys to his resiliency are The 10 Principles: the major lessons he learned that allowed him to be free, even while imprisoned. With concrete exercises to put the Principles into practice, readers are given tools to break out of their own personal prisons of fear, hate, anger, lack of forgiveness and more, in order to experience a life of happiness and peace, regardless of circumstances. Reon’s journey demonstrates the potential for all humans to overcome adversity, while The 10 Principles illustrate the soul’s resourcefulness to use trying circumstances for transformation. “Reon has a fantastic story and message. You’ll emerge . . . enlightened, enthusiastic and empowered to take control of your destiny.” —Matt Stewart, business owner/former Global Chair, Entrepreneur’s Organization