52. Marc Randolph on What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur


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Did you know that an early idea for Netflix was a personalized shampoo company?

The story of how Netflix originated is steeped in the essential qualities of an entrepreneur.

In this episode, we interview Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix and author of That Will Never Work, about the qualities of an entrepreneurial spirit.

What we talked about:

  • The entrepreneur’s most essential tool: optimism
  • How to learn from your mentor & how to be a good mentor
  • Work/life balance when you’re starting your 6th company
  • Leadership doesn’t come from books but from practice

Check out the full podcast with Marc Randolph by clicking here.

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