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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 - 2019-09-17
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Discover the inside story of how a small idea turned into one of the world's most iconic companies with this captivating book. Follow co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph as he shares the true tale of Netflix's journey from concept to triumph. Filled with counter-intuitive concepts and binge-worthy prose, this transformative journey answers some of our most fundamental questions about grit, gut instincts, and determination—a must-read for anyone who wants to change the world, no matter what obstacles they may face.
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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 - 2019-09-10
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Explore the future of technology with Microsoft's President as he delves into the challenges and responsibilities that come with digitization. From privacy to cybercrime and artificial intelligence, Brad Smith offers a thought-provoking analysis of the world's most crucial emerging issues. Hear firsthand how one of the world's largest tech companies is striving to balance innovation and responsibility in an ever-changing landscape. This engaging read is a must for anyone interested in the role of technology in shaping our world.
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
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Life and Work
Ray Dalio - 2017-09-19
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Discover the unconventional principles of one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and investors, and how they can be applied to achieve unique results in both life and business. Learn about Bridgewater Associates, the fifth most important private company in the US, and the idea meritocracy culture that has led to their success. In Principles, author Ray Dalio outlines hundreds of practical lessons built around "radical truth" and "radical transparency," which can be applied to decision-making in any setting. Gain access to proven advice unlike anything found in conventional business press.
Reed Hastings
Had a profound positive impact on my leeadership style.      source
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Beyond Entrepreneurship
Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company
James Collins - 1995-09-21 (first published in 1992)
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Build a long-lasting and high-performing company with the help of "Beyond Entrepreneurship." This motivational book offers practical advice and real-world examples from top industry leaders such as Nike and Wal-Mart. Discover how to sustain success and become a prominent leader in your field for generations to come.
Reed Hastings
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