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I thought the book was really really boring maybe it was because I read it straight after reading Lights Out a fascinating read and well written business book on GE. The book starts with a netflix slide Unlike many companies we practice, "Adequate performance gets a generous severance package" It turns out generous to them is 4 months paid. and thats for getting kicked out for doing a fair days work. I worked in France, Holland and Ireland you would do well to get rid of somebody who didn't merit a sacking with 2 YEARS pay and after that they would come back with a case of constructive dismissal and look for another 2 years pay. Good luck to Netflix in Europe if there other 127 slides are like that. In truth the book is a yawn its sounds like more like a story about a big ego CEO than anything else and the book actually put me off ever signing up for the company product......cheers
This book is not only written in a very clear and engaging way but it is also maybe the best possible (and honest!) advice out there. No talking around the point and making things sound nice and pleasing to everyone - which is amazing and exactly what one wants.
Every employee and employer should read this and apply the shared knowledge if they want to stay on top of what is an amazing working environment to thrive in and succeed as a company long-term.
This book made me realised why did so many things went wrong in former jobs and former companies. It definetely gives you an interesting and refreshing way to and understand companies policies and behaviours. Very fun and with a light tone that makes it easy to read, with plenty of real life examples within the company that help you get into context about what they are explaining. Definitely one of the best books I've read this year!
This book is a wonderful illumination of how corporate values are translated into corporate practices that are 'lived' by employees and sustain corporate culture. Some ideas are counter-intuitive but make perfect sense in the context of an organization like Netflix.
If the management of every major company read this book, the world or work would be a better place. A simple and effective framework set out in an engaging manner. Thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read.
Hastings and Meyer have given a very readable and transparent account of how the company works in terms of its culture. I was hoping for more of an insight into how Netflix grew and more into their business strategy. All of the book is focused on Netflix's culture such as its famed lack of vacation policy. Still a good read.