Netflix CEO: why you shouldn’t try to please your boss | The Economist Podcast

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With 193m subscribers worldwide, Netflix has revolutionised the TV and film industry. Reed Hastings, the firm’s CEO, tells The Economist Asks podcast that its success is built on the radical management style he has created within the company.

00:00 How Netflix is managed
01:23 Why employees shouldn’t try to please their boss
03:09 Netflix’s reputation for firing people
03:25 Unlimited holiday at Netflix
04:05 His management learning curve

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