Marc Randolph (@thatwillneverwork) is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. Marc was co-founder of Netflix, serving as their founding CEO,  the executive producer of their web site, and a member of their board of directors.

EPISODE 39  •  5/12/2020  •  1 hr 10 min

Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades.  He has founded or co-founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs—including the co-founders of Looker Data, which was recently sold to Google for $2.6B—and invested in numerous successful tech ventures. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, sits on the board of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Board of Trustees.

Show Notes

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2:00 -  How Marc and his family became risk-encouraging—and how this set him up for success

12:30 - Influential entrepreneurs Marc has worked with and how that shaped his experience

22:00 - Netflix now vs. its humble beginnings and the beauty of startups

25:00 - What if Blockbuster had bought Netflix?

26:30 - The role of mentorship

36:45 - Culture and vision

1:00:45 - American exceptionalism and success

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