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Reed Hastings

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Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. is an American billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Netflix, and serves on a number of boards and non-profit organizations.
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That Will Never Work
The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea
Marc Randolph - Sep 17, 2019
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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.Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard was of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as ...
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Engaging and insightful.     source
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Tools and Weapons
The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age
Brad Smith - Sep 10, 2019
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With a foreword by Bill Gates From Microsoft's President and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you...
Reed Hastings
Coming from an industry driven by disruption, it’s refreshing to read the author’s call for the tech sector to assume more responsibility.     source
Principles
Life and Work
Ray Dalio - Sep 19, 2017 (first published in 2011)
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Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, ...
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Had a profound positive impact on my leeadership style.     source
Beyond Entrepreneurship
Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company
James Collins - Sep 21, 1995 (first published in 1992)
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This inspiring work provides entrepreneurs with building blocks to help their companies sustain high performance, play a leadership role in their industries, and remain great for generations. Includes plenty of real-world examples drawn from Nike, L.L. Bean, Wal-Mart, Federal Express, and other success stories....
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For young CEO's I would say memorize the first 86 pages of Beyond Entrepreneurship. Someone gave it to me in '94 and I've read it every year since.     source