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No Rules Rules

Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

Reed Hastings Erin Meyer



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15 September 2020
How do you build the most dynamic, disruptive business on earth? This is the Netflix founder's radical blueprint.

*** Shortlisted for the 2020 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year *** It's time to do things differently.

Trust your team. Be radically honest. And never, ever try to please your boss.

These are some of the ground rules if you work at Netflix. They are part of a unique cultural experiment that explains how the company has transformed itself at lightning speed from a DVD mail order service into a streaming superpower - with 190 million fervent subscribers and a market capitalisation that rivals the likes of Disney.

Finally Reed Hastings, Netflix Chairman and CEO, is sharing the secrets that have revolutionised the entertainment and tech industries. With INSEAD business school professor Erin Meyer, he will explore his leadership philosophy - which begins by rejecting the accepted beliefs under which most companies operate - and how it plays out in practice at Netflix.

From unlimited holidays to abolishing approvals, Netflix offers a fundamentally different way to run any organisation, one far more in tune with an ever-changing fast-paced world. For anyone interested in creativity, productivity and innovation, the Netflix culture is something close to a holy grail. This book will make it, and its creator, fully accessible for the first time.
By:   Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer
Imprint:   Virgin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   395g
ISBN:   9780753553664
ISBN 10:   075355366X
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   15 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997. He received a BA from Bowdoin College, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University. He is an educational philanthropist and is on the board of DreamBox Learning, KIPP and Pahara. He is also a board member of Facebook. He is married with two children. Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD, one of the world's leading business schools. She is the author of The Culture Map- Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business, and she publishes frequently in Harvard Business Review. She was selected by Thinkers50 as one of the most influential business thinkers of 2017. She lives in Paris with her two sons.

Reviews for No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

Highly recommended for leaders eager to build innovative, fast, and flexible teams. * Library Journal * Aspiring tech moguls should flock to Hastings and Meyer's energetic and fascinating account. * Publishers Weekly * As the information age shrinks product cycles and compresses time frames, the most important business question of our era is how do we keep innovating? In this breakthrough book, Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer provide the answer. They lay out a proven, systematic methodology for building, maintaining and enhancing a highly innovative global culture. It is an amazing piece of work. Bravo! * Ben Horowitz, author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things * I had the privilege of learning from Reed personally and studying the Netflix culture. The insights in this book are invaluable to anyone trying to create and sustain organisational culture * Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft * Reed Hastings learned early what it takes to build an enduring great company. Here in No Rules Rules, he and Erin Meyer teach the culture that propelled Netflix into one of the most distinctive and impactful companies on the planet. Packed with vivid specifics, they illustrate how Hastings melded a spicy concoction into a framework of freedom and responsibility. Well-written and fast-paced, timeless and timely, inspired and practical, smart and wise - read it and learn the Netflix secret sauce from the master himself! * Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, co-author of Built to Last and Beyond Entrepreneurship *

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