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Not an impressive read
Reviewed in India on 21 January 2020
Although it's an autobiography and its candid, Mark Randolph can't really be called an entrepreneur in entirety. He is the guy who stands next to an entrepreneur like Reed Hastings. Plays second fiddle to him. Always given in to what Reed says. Doesn't have much of a say in almost anything. Is worried about the risks all the time. In totality, lacks the spine, entrepreneurs are famously known for. Guess that's the reason history has pretty much forgotten him and he's have faded in oblivion, if this book didn't come out. I mean though it's great to read about how Netflix started and the early day struggles it has had to go through, Marc Randolph doesn't really inspire. I'd say he got lucky. His team on the other hand seemed genuinely superlative and it's because of what they did that shaped Nerflix the way it is. It's almost bizarre to see Marc Randolph practically doing nothing or perhaps he forgot to mention his role and his competencies other than playing Boss Boss. Compared to entrepreneurs like Tony Hsieh or Sam Walton , Marc doesn't really stand a chance. Not an impressive read.