- Are you Chasing a Mirage?
- Failing Gracefully
- Want to Learn to be a Leader? Just Be One.
- I hate firing people
- My Money or My Time. (Just not Both).
- Did Netflix screw up? I don’t think so.
- But don’t just take My advice
- It Isn’t Bullshit if you Believe it Yourself.
- Be Careful What You Wish For
- Why Entrepreneurs make Bad Angel investors
Author Archives: Marc Randolph
Considering how easy it has become to start a company – and the legions of young entrepreneurs keen on doing so – I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that I get pitched so many identical ideas. One perennial source is … Continue reading
Sometimes, despite our best effort, things just don’t work out. Or to put it a different way, shit happens. Since the first of the year, two of the companies I’ve been involved with have decided to wrap things up. In … Continue reading
Every fall, I spend a week in Lander, Wyoming. At one level, I go there for a board meeting. But at another level, I go there to give back. Because it was there in Wyoming that I learned almost everything … Continue reading
Mitt Romney’s remark that he “likes to fire people” will certainly end up being one of the best-remembered gaffe’s of a gotcha-laden primary season. Although the remark was taken out of context it certainly reinforced the perception that CEOs are … Continue reading
Although I stopped being a full-time entrepreneur years ago, I still have plenty of great ideas for new businesses. I just no longer have the appetite to start one. Starting a company requires a marriage-like commitment – for better or … Continue reading
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced last week that the company would be splitting off their DVD rental service into a new business to be called Qwikster. Last time I checked their blog post on the subject, there were 27,183 comments. Approximately … Continue reading
I hate being called an Advisor. It may have meant something once, but now the term “Advisor” has become little more than Pitch-fodder. A checklist item in every start-up’s deck . . . thrown in for it’s implied endorsement value. … Continue reading
I’ve been outed. Last week, a friend of mine publically called me out as a Huckster. I think the exact term he used was “world class bullshitter”. Well, he was right. In fact, I’m happy to go on record as … Continue reading
So you want to do a startup! Sure sounds like fun doesn’t it? Starting and ending your day devouring the latest articles on Hacker News. Posting questions and answers on Quora. Working the party circuit at SXSW. Snarfing pizza with … Continue reading