Joining us at Audible Studios is founder and CEO of Netflix Marc Randolph, who has founded over eight companies and is a serial entrepreneur. Randolph's Netflix journey began alongside his friend Reed Hastings in 1997, when they decided to give mail-order DVDs a try. Randolph, having picked up marketing and other tricks of the trade through previous roles, designed the original user interface and spent the first year of Netflix testing different designs to create the perfect business model for customer satisfaction. After a few years, Randolph moved on to other businesses, being enthralled by the start-up phase of business and wanting to concentrate on that. Of course, he hasn't cut ties with Netflix and is amazed at what a success it is today.
Randolph has been a mentor and board member of projects such as MiddCORE and Looker Data Sciences since 2002 and is also the Entrepreneur in Residence for High Point University and its Belk Entrepreneurship Centre, hoping to inspire a new generation of serial entrepreneurs.
Randolph is currently a keynote speaker who focuses on entrepreneurship but also on leadership and innovation. He travels the world speaking about his Netflix experience and sharing the lessons he has learned from start-up investments.
We spoke to Marc Randolph about the part he played in one of most influential and disruptive streaming services of today, his love on entrepreneurship and innovation, his journey of sharing the trials and tribulations that go alongside most start-ups and his first book that shares his story: That Will Never Work.