Most entrepreneurial ideas will sound crazy, stupid and uneconomic, and then they’ll turn out to be right.
Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly.
Taking smart risks can be very gratifying.
Do not tolerate brilliant jerks. The cost to teamwork is too high.
If the Starbucks secret is a smile when you get your latte... ours is that the Web site adapts to the individual's taste.
I got the idea for Netflix after my company was acquired. I had a big late fee for Apollo 13. It was six weeks late and I owed the video store $40. I had misplaced the cassette. It was all my fault.
I learned the value of focus. I learned it is better to do one product well than two products in a mediocre way.
But as an entrepreneur you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you're confident that you'll catch a bird flying by. It's an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go splat because the bird doesn't come by, but a few times it does.
Be brutally honest about the short term and optimistic and confident about the long term.
Tomorrow when you come to work, if it doesn't make the customer happy, move the business forward, and save us money - don't do it.
Don't be afraid to change the model.
The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people.
Truly brilliant marketing happens when you take something most people think of as a weakness and reposition it so people think of it as a strength.
Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use.
When there’s an ache, you want to be like aspirin, not vitamins. Aspirin solves a very particular problem someone has, whereas vitamins are a general ‘nice to have’ market.
On the Internet you get continuous innovation, so every year the streams are a little better.
Be big, fast and flexible.
Broadcast TV is like the landline of 20 years ago.
The Netflix brand for TV shows is really all about binge viewing. The ability to get hooked and watch episode after episode.
Our brand at Netflix is really focused on movies and TV shows.
Great leaders, like Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos, also focused on the long term.
I founded Netflix. I've built it steadily over 12 years now, first with DVD becoming profitable in 2002, a head-to-head ferocious battle with Blockbuster and evolving the company toward streaming.
I think there will be 20 years of evolution from linear broadcast to internet television.
Don’t get distracted by the shiny object [and if a crisis comes], execute on the fundamentals.
In fact, technology has been the story of human progress from as long back as we know. In 100 years people will look back on now and say, 'That was the Internet Age.' And computers will be seen as a mere ingredient to the Internet Age.
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