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”That Will Never Work” – By Marc Randolph – A Book Report

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Deb Ammerman - Small Business Showcase Magazine

Deb Ammerman


“That Will Never Work” by Marc Randolph – A Book Report

As an avid audiobook listener and business owner, I recently had the pleasure of listening to “That Will Never Work” by Marc Randolph. This captivating memoir details the fascinating journey of co-founding Netflix, one of the world’s most renowned streaming platforms. In the following article, I will share my personal insights on Randolph’s story while also including reviews from other individuals who have found inspiration within the pages of this book.

Personal Review “That Will Never Work” is an engaging and thought-provoking memoir that provides an intimate glimpse into the early days of Netflix. Marc Randolph, the co-founder and first CEO, masterfully narrates his entrepreneurial adventure, capturing the ups and downs, the successes and failures, and the relentless pursuit of creating something truly innovative.

Randolph’s writing style is refreshingly conversational and filled with genuine anecdotes. As I listened to the book, it felt as though I was sitting across from him, listening to his captivating storytelling. He recounts various pivotal moments, lending readers valuable insights into the early start-up culture of Silicon Valley, the challenges of securing funding, and the critical decision-making processes.

One of the most captivating aspects of the book is Randolph’s unwavering determination, even in the face of adversity. He shares the struggles and sacrifices made by the Netflix team, laying bare the reality of launching a groundbreaking business. It serves as a reminder that success is not always immediate, but rather a result of persistence, hard work, and the willingness to evolve.

Overall, “That Will Never Work” is a must-read (or listen) for aspiring entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts. It offers an invaluable perspective on the trials and triumphs of building a disruptive company from scratch.

Reviews from Others: Here’s what some other individuals had to say about “That Will Never Work”:

“This book is a breath of fresh air for anyone who dreams of making a difference. Marc Randolph’s honesty in sharing his struggles and doubts inspires readers to push beyond their limits and embrace the unknown.”

– John D., Startup Founder.

“Marc Randolph’s storytelling effortlessly weaves together personal anecdotes and invaluable business lessons. ‘That Will Never Work’ is a transformative read that will ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in anyone who picks it up.” – Samantha L., Business Insider.

In “That Will Never Work,” Marc Randolph skillfully narrates the fascinating journey of Netflix, providing readers with an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs of building a revolutionary company. This memoir serves as a source of inspiration and invaluable wisdom for individuals eager to embark on their own entrepreneurial endeavors. With its engaging storytelling and valuable insights, this book is undoubtedly a worthwhile read for anyone interested in innovation, business, or the power of relentless determination.

Written by Deb Ammerman

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