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Hard work is irrelevant. Be radically honest. Adequate performance gets a generous severance. 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 125 million fervent subscribers and a market capitalisation bigger than 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 financial approvals, Netflix offers a fundamentally different way to run any organisation, one far more in tune with a 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Erin Meyer, Reed Hastings (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Fabulous book, gives a lot of food for thought!

Loved the book, gives a lot of food for thought about where you are, what you aspire to be and a clear pathway to make it happen. The book is not just relevant to the organisational culture but to you personal life, improving personality and gives a new perspective to see things that you or your team or organisation might have ignored or not considered earlier.

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OKish

lots of learnings that could be made into a smaller book. I am not sure how these learnings can be applied to most people's lives u less you are in the creative world

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Awesome management philosophy

Great learnings, contrasting management style with its own learning curve but highly effective it seems

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Must Read for all Business Leaders

Was blown away by Netflix''s Culture after reading their Culture Deck.. this book take that idea to a whole new level... explains the nuances in such a great manner.

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challenges traditional HR ideas

Lots of bold ideas. Adapt to your context and use. Netflix culture is surely one of their strategic differentiators and widens their moat.

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No Rules Rules is captivating from the word go....

No Rules Rules is captivating from the word go.... describing the bold culture of one of the most admired companies in the world. Lots of inspirational ideas that are simple to implement. Overall a great read!

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Excellent listening to a great organisation’s story

I really enjoyed listening to the audio version of this book It was so intriguing that I finished it in one go. Great story of a marvellous organisation and how it adopts its talent strategy.

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A great narrative about their organization.

Many of us will have experience with similar policies and ways of working. Hearing that they learnt along the way and adapted makes it easier to fathom. Some great takeaways for the readers.

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Great insights

Some very provocative insights about the culture at Netflix, although not all of them can be actionable across industries, in my view. Besides being 'about Netflix', this is a great business & management book, an HR practitioner's guidebook and a very good read for working professionals looking to excel in high-growth work environments.

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Must read for C-suite and aspiring leaders

Everyone who is either a manager or aspiring leader must read this. I myself think that we don't come to office to win any popularity contest. We come to realize our full potential and add value to the organization to be entrusted with more responsibilities. Also, everyone to give feedbacks to others but you need to be able to take feedbacks as well...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-20

Good read

This book explains how Netflix reinvented the entire entertainment industry, explains the amazing thing they practiced at Netflix. Good book for learning different leadership practices!

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  • Hemali Tanna
  • 27-09-20

Boring and repetitive

The book dragged on for hours, for what could be summarized in a 15 min youtube video, or shorter. The writing wasn't even entertaining, to endure the length.

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  • N Mehta
  • 10-01-21

Excellent book - Strongly recommend

This is an excellent book. I really enjoyed it and learnt important things from it. All the entrepreneurs, executives and managers need to read this book and need to put the some of lessons from this book in the practice to achieve great results. Great story regarding Netflix success and It's work culture. Great to hear this book on Amazon audible. I strongly recommend to read. There is a lot to learn.

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  • Georgios Athanassiadis
  • 06-01-21

Extremely insightful and well produced

I had tons of great insights from this book that I will apply to my own company’s culture. Warmly recommended to anyone seeking to implement a culture of freedom and responsibility.

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  • Russell
  • 10-12-20

Such a eye opener

To a different way of working, things that are easy to take anyway and implement straight away and others that would take a while.

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  • amber hammond
  • 28-11-20

Great book!

Great book for those interested in High Performance Teams, Candid Culture and Culture Expansion. Really enjoyed listening and will be recommending to colleagues

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  • Luber
  • 23-11-20

It’s jazz. Recommended !

Amazing book. Building a culture that thrives to excel, embrace change and freedom . Totally recommended!

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  • Pauline Leung
  • 16-11-20

Love it

Amazing insights to learn how Netflix continues to evolved and remain agile. Key take away : have the right person for the job. 5A feedback module. Lead with context not control. 😀

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  • Mr. R. B. Bence
  • 20-10-20

Bloated

This book is a bloated and drawn out version of Powerful. Avoid this and check out Powerful by Patty McCord instead.

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  • Vidur Kumar
  • 16-09-20

Practical, specific and with clear caveats

Loved the clear detailing of org choices with the examples and conditions on when to consider what. Narration by co-authors made the audiobook a joy to listen to. And the appended PDF was perfect to make the last chapter real and meaningful. Definitely a book I'd recommend to someone in the creative economy - at any level of the organization.

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  • Ben
  • 16-11-20

Good audiobook and surprisingly balanced

I am always sceptical of books about founders but it was good to hear the way they gave examples of when things didn't work and how they addressed it (rather than just hero worshipping). If you are in a firm with a deeply embedded culture then this is not going to give you any quick fixes but an insightful read (or listen) that shows there are better ways for an organisation to function.

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  • David Clark
  • 25-09-20

Interesting read

I found this book insightful and interesting. It illustrates a new approach to management.