Hear from people who read That Will Never Work or listened to the podcast!
Marc is new to podcasting. But he is not new to business. This podcast isn’t for everyone. He didn’t create it for everyone. But if you are an entrepreneur looking for ideas on how to get your new adventure off the ground...or just a business owner looking for new ways to add spark to your company...you need to listen to this podcast. It’s short, perfect for your morning commute, and the perfect way to start a day. Thanks for doing this Marc!
This podcast has already been very motivating to me. Marc takes these “big” problems and simply sees them through different eyes. But the eyes he uses are very different. His perspectives make problem solving a non issues and a path forward very clear. I can’t wait to hear more!!
I loved this book! It's a fun quick read full of anecdotes and easy writing. As I read the book, I felt like I was a fly on the wall and could grasp what Marc was talking about.
This is the first time I am leaving a review for a book I purchased on Amazon. “That Will Never Work” was one of those books where I just didn’t want to put it down. I can’t say I binge watch Netflix, however I can definitely say that I binged read this book. “That Will Never Work” is an incredible story of perseverance and resilience. I would go as far to say that it’s one of the most captivating and mesmerizing books that I’ve read regarding the creation of a tech company when everyone is telling you the idea will never work and then, against all odds, pulling it off in the end.
Marc, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
I loved the first two podcasts but I was a little disappointed with the third one about the adventure park. I really felt Marc should have drilled down more below the surface level like he has done in the past. Perhaps ask the founder how he has determined his pricing. Are their membership options? What is their marketing plan for letting the public know who they are? Social media campaigns? Unique challenges they’ve faced during construction process? I don’t know. Maybe it was too early to do this podcast.
Such a fun intimate way to get creative/problem-solving juices flowing. Thank you!
Firstly, everyone knows Netflix. It is the ultimate in immediately available entertainment. But, this is the story of how it came to be by the person who conceived the idea and made it happen. Fascinating business read. Really enjoyable start to finish.
Great discussions about problem solving, focus, land mines and shiny objects. Everything necessary for good business, aside from startups. If Dr. Robert Cade (creator of Gatorade) were alive today, this would align with his approach to life.
Listening to each episode! It’s free food for thought and I’m learning something each time. Even the ideas that seem kinda out there or difficult to realize offer unique strategic thinking to the process of any business. Thus, I’m really grateful to have discovered Marc’s good will and intentions in the world. I mean it’s not like he’s getting paid for this… wait—is he getting paid for this?? Lol. I hope so. That’s why we’re all here. Thank you for these podcasts!
I love how well Marc clearly communicates and sees what is going on in the biz! So powerful to have his eyes and brain answering the questions of new entrepreneurs!
I am so thankful for this podcast. Please make more episodes!!
So helpful as I build and grow my business.
This book was very easy to read and engaging the whole time! Learned so much about how Netflix was founded and what it takes to build a great company. Highly recommend.
Marc is an amazing advisor and coach to start-up founders. He can cut to the heart of the issue in a 30min timeframe and do so accurately! A great podcast for entrepreneurs and dreamers!
Each episode has a different insight and a different angle—fascinating!
I love this podcast. I binged all of the episodes immediately. Marc is such a great narrator and I love his outlook on business. Definitely listen to it!
Probably one of the top podcasts I’ve heard. I’ve heard a lot of them, too.
This not a dry business book. This is an engaging tale from a very talented author who happened to be co-founder for one of the most successful start- ups in history. Highly recommend for anyone interested in this topic or who just likes a great story told by an excellent writer.
Marc is wonderful, down to earth, and brilliant. I can’t stop listening to his podcast! I’m so grateful that his content is so cutting edge! Thanks!!
Marc Randolph does a great job of making you visualize the unfolding of the story. He is also a funny guy and you'll get a few good laughs throughout the book. I've read a lot of autobiographies and memoirs recently, and this has to be my favorite. Good, light book. Inspirational indeed.
I have read a lot biographies about entrepreneurs and prominent leaders and I have to say that this book I so enjoyed reading because it had Marc's heart in it. Thank you Marc for sharing an inspiring story of perseverance and dedication 👏 it is something to aspire to.
This is gold! Thank you Marc !
I’ve always admired Netflix as the best company for seeing the future coming and diving into it before it arrives, especially when your company is already at the top in its category. Reading the history of their analytics and decision making is eye opening. Every entrepreneur, board member, and CEO will greatly profit from reading this story.
Love listening to how raw and real Marc and his guests are
A well told memoir, the story flows along at a breakneck pace. I love Netflix and I've been a longtime customer, so I was very interested to read this story when I came across the Blockbuster excerpt online.
Even with Marc's amazingly successful business adventures he is incredibly easy to understand and relatable while he shares experiences that not only inform but inspire up and coming entrepreneurs. For someone like myself who is not satisfied with a 6 or even 7 figure business this is the type of podcast I have been looking for! Knowledge and experience driectly from someone who has actually created a billion dollar business from nothing! I am so excited to hear more!
As a serial startup guy, there wasn’t necessarily a ton of new or groundbreaking facts in this book. However, it’s a great story and definitely gets the entrepreneurial juices flowing!
Magnificent podcast! The amount of value, inspiration, motivation and sobering content in this podcast is priceless for the individual that has an idea that they believe can change the world! Marc has been there and done that! Getting his feedback is invaluable I’m a true fan! Thank you!
I got from this well written book, much more than what they made me think I will get. It was a fantastic experience to learn how a simple and awkward idea can metamorphose into what Netflix is today. It's almost unbelievable. I couldn't stop reading.
I loved the author’s easily readable style and his ability to make Netflix’s history, complicated as it was, clearly understandable.
This is a refreshing new podcast by Marc Randolph, creator and co-founder of Netflix. Marc’s got a genuine curiosity, he’s authentic and this is a very well thought out podcast. Listening to the first 2 episodes today, loving them. Super intersesting premise with this podcast too - Marc is featuring entrepreneurs who need wisdom on their path and next steps.
I really enjoyed the book. Some very interesting information on how Netflix got started and survived. As an entrepreneur it's great to learn from.
I came here from Marc’s interview with Tim Ferris’s, and now I can’t wait to hear more of these episodes. I like the practical advice, as I am growing my own business, and I like how Marc digs deeper into the problems and simplifies the solutions. Cheers and keep at it!
As someone with many absurd (and not so absurd) business ideas, this podcast really resonated with me! Expect business insights and inspiration from Marc as he breaks down why various business ideas may or may not succeed.
Excellent! I loved the way he tells the story, I laughed and learned from the experiences told. I enjoyed it. Highly recommended
I learned that the story successful companies tell is not the whole truth. It takes so much more to bring an idea to life. I want to thank Marc for being so honest.
I really enjoyed this book. There are some awesome stories in this book, and lots of lessons about business and life. Fast, easy read by a talented, smart, hilarious guy.
Thoroughly enjoy how insightful and practical Marc is with guests. Plus the podcast production is quality!
Mark is very honest in his experiences developing a startup during a crazy dot-com era in Silicone Valley. He truly is a talented entrepreneur and family man.
Couldn’t put it down. Crazy to see how something we consume every day got its start. And put major corporations out of business.
Great book. As an entrepreneur, it's great to read along and see similarities and differences in startup life and how successful entities handled difficulties through creativity, resourcefulness, and perseverance
Great story, narrated in a super interesting way
Best lesson from this book is “just start”! Everyone has ideas, it’s the ones that do some thing with those ideas that make a difference in the world.
Well written and interesting to read. A great behind-the-scenes look at an innovative company.
Love the way this is written. Easy read and so many nice pieces of advice. Marc is a great storyteller! Highly recommended!
What a great story....!! The book was hard to put down so I read it in two days..thanks for a wonderful history about people involved in Netflix
Mark writes his story really well, its very true to life I'm a huge fan!
Great read. Must for entrepreneurs.
Really gives you a sense of the startup culture and way of life in Silicon Valley
Trial & error testing to find a way through their start-up
Inspiring and funny along the way. Great read!
I listened to all 3 episodes and loved it. It’s genuine like the Marc I know - which is refreshing. No buzz words, human and a fun insightful discussion. I worked with (for) Marc at Netflix and post Netflix and listening to him here reminds me of how great it was. Engaging, honest, focused. Just missing the bottle of wine that often goes with it. Cant wait for episode 4 and beyond.
Great book. As a business owner it’s great to hear about the evolution of successful companies. This book does a wonderful job of doing that.
Randolph gives a candid behind the scenes account of his experience building Netflix. Gritty, vulnerable, and heart felt. A worthwhile read for any aspiring entrepreneur or anyone who wants to know what it's really like to work at a startup.
Enjoyable read. Great insight into the making of Netflix.
For anyone wondering how Netflix got its start, or the intimate details of starting your own company, this book is for you! Truly inspiring story that will encourage you to keep dreaming and keep trying.
Being fortunate to hear Marc speak at an event a couple of years ago, reading the book in the tone he delivers, brings a warmth and openness of the genuine person he is and the balanced values of business and family. Great story and lessons to learn.
I just received this book and I'm enjoying every single page of it
Good read to know the humble beginnings of Netflex........ Great encouragement to "stick with it", if you have an idea that meets the needs of others.
Just finished reading. Incredibly engaging, a very good read. Highly valuable lessons, incredible stories told very well. Highly recommended!
Marc’s candid and down to earth recounting of Netflix’s winding path to success is a powerful archetype for the founder journey - it’s inevitably a rollercoaster and you have to be in it for the ride - nothing else.
He shows us his journey at Netflix and encourage us to make our dreams/ ideas come true. The road will be bumpy but pay off at the end.
An honest,complete and personal view on how Netflix started.a very good book and roadmap for any startup or dream in the making company. Closing off with nice lessons learned and great advice