I've been thinking...

…and every so often I jot a few of these thoughts down to share. I’m a little scattered, but generally my essays focus on that magical process by which crazy ideas turn into companies. Sometimes that will be stories from Netflix or one of my other companies. Other times I’ll talk about more general entrepreneurial topics. And sometimes I just want to riff on something random that popped into my head. Regardless, I’m eager to hear what you think. I love your comments and read every word.

No One Is Going To Steal Your Idea.

No One Is Going To Steal Your Idea.

It’s unoriginal and it will never work. But neither of those things matter.

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10 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

10 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

And if all else fails, just start your own company.

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You Don’t Have to Work at Goldman Sachs. I Promise.

You Don’t Have to Work at Goldman Sachs. I Promise.

If, in your heart of hearts, you want to be an entrepreneur, don’t be afraid to take that on.

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Don’t Pass the Torch, Pass the Flame.

Don’t Pass the Torch, Pass the Flame.

It’s not what you say . . . it’s how you act.

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Never Put the Milk in the Back

Never Put the Milk in the Back

Have the courage to put the customer first.

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Why I Never Run for Airplanes

Why I Never Run for Airplanes

And why it never makes a difference.

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Everything I Learned About Startups I Learned from Ernest Shackleton

Everything I Learned About Startups I Learned from Ernest Shackleton

Lessons in leadership from a 20th century polar explorer.

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My 2021 Resolution: Don’t be a Frog.

My 2021 Resolution: Don’t be a Frog.

In 2002, after six years thinking of little other than Netflix, I decided it was time to think a little differently. And so I left.

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There’s A Pony in Here Somewhere

There’s A Pony in Here Somewhere

I’ve always been an optimist. And over a forty-year career as an entrepreneur that glass-half-full attitude has been an occupational necessity.

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One More Lap, Then I’ll Stop

One More Lap, Then I’ll Stop

Like summiting Mt. Everest, succeeding as an entrepreneur is an overwhelming task.

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The Courage of the Early-Stage Entrepreneur

The Courage of the Early-Stage Entrepreneur

And why It’s the most important characteristic for any founder.

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Why I Waited Sixteen Years to Write My Book About Netflix

Why I Waited Sixteen Years to Write My Book About Netflix

“You should write a book”, they said. But why the Hell would I want to do that?

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Why We Kept the Original Netflix DVDs in a Safe

Why We Kept the Original Netflix DVDs in a Safe

Don’t just automate. Innovate.

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Your Idea Sucks. But guess What? It Doesn’t Matter.

Your Idea Sucks. But guess What? It Doesn’t Matter.

When it comes to ideas, you have to get used to having your perfect sculptures squished.

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My New Book, That Will Never Work, Comes Out September 17th

My New Book, That Will Never Work, Comes Out September 17th

That Will Never Work arrived in bookstores this fall

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Survivor Bias is a Bitch

Survivor Bias is a Bitch

Winston Churchill famously said “history is written by the victors” and nowhere is this more true than in startupville.

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

My first real job lasted for three years. It ended the day I was unceremoniously fired.

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Fathers & Sons (and Daughters)

Fathers & Sons (and Daughters)

My oldest son graduated from college in June. He’s already started his own company.

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