I’m Marc Randolph, co-founder and first CEO of Netflix. Ask me anything!
Hi Reddit, great to be back for AMA #2!. I’ve just released a podcast called “That Will Never Work” where I give entrepreneurs advice, encouragement, and tough love to help them take their ideas to the next level. Netflix was just one of seven startups I've had a hand in, so I’ve got a lot of good entrepreneurial advice if you want it. I also know a bunch of facts about wombats, and just to save time, my favorite movie is Doc Hollywood. Go ahead: let those questions rip.
EDIT: OK kids, been 3 hours and regretfully I've got shit to do. But I'll do my best to come back later this year for more fun. In the mean time, if you came here for the Netflix stories, don't forget to check out my book: That Will Never Work - the Birth of Netflix and the Amazing life of an idea. (Available wherever books are sold).
And if you're looking for entrepreneurial help - either to take an idea and make it real, turn your side hustle into a full time gig, or just take an existing business to the next level - you can catch me coaching real founders on these topics and many more on the That Will Never Work Podcast (available wherever you get your podcasts).
Thanks again Reddit! You're the best.