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Author : Reed Hastings
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781984877871
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Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies There has never before been a company like Netflix. It has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in over 190 countries. But to reach these great heights, Netflix, which launched in 1998 as an online DVD rental service, has had to reinvent itself over and over again. This type of unprecedented flexibility would have been impossible without the counterintuitive and radical management principles that cofounder Reed Hastings established from the very beginning. Hastings rejected the conventional wisdom under which other companies operate and defied tradition to instead build a culture focused on freedom and responsibility, one that has allowed Netflix to adapt and innovate as the needs of its members and the world have simultaneously transformed. Hastings set new standards, valuing people over process, emphasizing innovation over efficiency, and giving employees context, not controls. At Netflix, there are no vacation or expense policies. At Netflix, adequate performance gets a generous severance, and hard work is irrel­evant. At Netflix, you don’t try to please your boss, you give candid feedback instead. At Netflix, employees don’t need approval, and the company pays top of market. When Hastings and his team first devised these unorthodox principles, the implications were unknown and untested. But in just a short period, their methods led to unparalleled speed and boldness, as Netflix quickly became one of the most loved brands in the world. Here for the first time, Hastings and Erin Meyer, bestselling author of The Culture Map and one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, dive deep into the controversial ideologies at the heart of the Netflix psyche, which have generated results that are the envy of the business world. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with current and past Netflix employees from around the globe and never-before-told stories of trial and error from Hastings’s own career, No Rules Rules is the fascinating and untold account of the philosophy behind one of the world’s most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies.

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Author : Corinne Manning
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : arsenal pulp press
ISBN_10 : 9781551528007
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A young teenager stays a step ahead of her parents’ sexuality-based restrictions by running away and learns a very different set of rules. A woman grieves the loss of a sister, a “gay divorce,” and the pain of unacknowledged abuse with the help of a lone wallaby on a farm in Washington State. A professor of women’s and gender studies revels in academic and sexual power but risks losing custody of the family dog. In Corinne Manning’s stunning debut story collection, a cast of queer characters explore the choice of assimilation over rebellion. In this historical moment that’s hyperaware of and desperate to define even the slowest of continental shifts, when commitment succumbs to the logic of capitalism and nobody knows what to call each other or themselves—Gay? Lesbian? Queer? Partners? Dad?—who are we? And if we don’t know who we are, what exactly can we offer each other? Spanning the years 1992 to 2019, and moving from New York to North Carolina to Seattle, the eleven first-person stories in We Had No Rules feature characters who feel the promise of a radically reimagined world but face complicity instead.

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Author : Sharon Dukett
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : She Writes Press
ISBN_10 : 9781631528576
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It’s 1971 in Connecticut, and sixteen-year-old Sharon’s parents think that, because she’s a girl, she should become a clerical office worker after high school and live at home until she marries and has a family. But Sharon wants to join the hippies and be part of the changing society, so she leaves home and heads to California. Upon arriving in California, Sharon is thrown into an adult world for which she is unprepared, and she embarks on a precarious journey amid the 1970s counterculture. On her various adventures across the country and while living on a commune, with friends and lovers filtering in and out of her life, she realizes she must learn quickly in order to survive—as well as figure out a way to reconcile her developing spirituality with her Catholic upbringing. In this colorful memoir, Sharon reflects upon the changes that reshaped her during the 1970s women’s movement, and how they have transformed society’s expectations for girls and women today—and, through it all, shares moments of triumph, joy, love, and awakening.

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Author : Dan S. Kennedy
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : N A L
ISBN_10 : 0452276942
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Direct mail marketer Dan Kennedy debunks 21 treasured maxims to show that the ideas people thought were helping them were actually holding them back. NO RULES is filled with real-life stories of ordinary people who have looked tradition square in the face and rejected it, taken their destinies into their own hands, and achieved success beyond their wildest expectations.

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Author : Kevin Kruse
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Rodale Books
ISBN_10 : 9781635652178
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As a serial entrepreneur, Kevin Kruse has seen time and again that the leadership practices that actually work are the opposite of what is commonly taught and implemented. Close Your Open Door Policy shows how a contrarian approach can be a better, faster, and easier way to succeed as a leader. Chapter by chapter, Kruse focuses on a piece of popular wisdom, then shows with real-world case studies and quantitative research that the opposite approach will lead to better results, encouraging leaders to play favorites, stay out of meetings, and, of course, close their open doors.

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Author : Sylvia A. Rouss
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Kar-Ben Publishing ™
ISBN_10 : 9781512492033
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Michael thinks school would be more fun without rules and gets his wish. But is it exactly what he was hoping for?

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Author : Christiane Lemieux
Genre : Architecture
Publisher : Potter Style
ISBN_10 : 9780307463159
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A mainstream retail designer and founder of DwellStudio explains how readers can infuse practicality and individual personality into home décor, profiling 20 distinctive houses that reflect various styles and tastes.

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Author : Marc Randolph
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Little, Brown
ISBN_10 : 9780316530217
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In the tradition of Phil Knight's Shoe Dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company-all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph. Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard was of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. Indeed, these were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997, when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought-leveraging the internet to rent movies-and was just one of many more and far worse proposals, like personalized baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning. But Hastings was intrigued, and the pair-with Hastings as the primary investor and Randolph as the CEO-founded a company. Now with over 150 million subscribers, Netflix's triumph feels inevitable, but the twenty first century's most disruptive start up began with few believers and calamity at every turn. From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to the motel conference room that served as a first office, to server crashes on launch day, to the now-infamous meeting when Netflix brass pitched Blockbuster to acquire them, Marc Randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit, gut instincts and determination can change the world-even with an idea that many think will never work. What emerges,though, isn't just the inside story of one of the world's most iconic companies. Full of counter-intuitive concepts and written in binge-worthy prose, it answers some of our most fundamental questions about taking that leap of faith in business or in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? How do you deal with success? What even is success? From idea generation to team building to knowing when it's time to let go, That Will Never Work is not only the ultimate follow-your-dreams parable, but also one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time.

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Author : Steve Turner
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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN_10 : 1721062548
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The No Rules Journal Over 100 silly tasks and creative things to make and do! Put down the phone. Put down the tablet. Drop the game controller. It's time for an adventure with the No Rules Journal! Completely irreverent, totally silly, creative and above all, FUN! Over 100 silly tasks, games and crafty activities! This book will buy you a good hour or two on Christmas morning - I guarantee it!! Tear pages out! Make things! Complete doodles, color things in! Get messy! Play silly games! Your book will look a wonderful mess at the end Doodles to complete and designs to color! Learn to draw zombies! Crosswords, word searches and cut out dice to make! The chance to share your photos of the book online and win prizes! The perfect distraction for long journeys this summer! Artist and illustrator Steve 'Squidoodle' Turner is the brains behind this unique new idea. If you're a fan of the popular Wreck This Journal book you'll love this creative book - featuring prompts to do crazy things that you wouldn't usually do to a book; rip pages out for silly tasks, drip food and drink on pages, bury pages, freeze pages and other crazy games sit alongside coloring pages, games like crosswords and wordsearches, as well as so much more. The No Rules Journal - making kids get creative and have fun.

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Author : Abhijit Bhaduri
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 9789350295519
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'A very useful book for all involved in the task of hiring high-potential talent' - Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd Qualification, experience, competence and personality -how should a manager weigh these while recruiting? Does it pay to take on a 'star' performer? What, indeed, is the secret of good hiring? There's no organizational process more important than recruitment. However, traditional resume- and interview-based hiring often does not account for the most important factor: personality. But what individual traits must one measure, and how? Skilled interviewers know that the trick lies in not just asking questions that challenge the candidate, but in figuring out whether his or her answer reveals a fit between the company's expectations and the personality of the interviewee. In Don't Hire the Best, Abhijit Bhaduri brings his vast experience in leading HR teams at Wipro, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel to answer these and related questions on hiring judiciously. Bhaduri particularly underlines here the difference between hiring the right fit vis-a-vis hiring the "best'. He includes case studies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups with barely a handful of people in leadership roles to large global organizations, and provides a comprehensive guide on how to balance the person, the role and the company culture - the only way to appoint people who will be successful.

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