He Once Hitchhiked: Morning Chat with Reed Hastings, CEO Netflix: “Disruption, Culture, People and Leadership”
Being a very experienced entrepreneur, I have to strongly disagree with a statement Reed Hastings made last Friday during his presentation for the U Creative community in Singapore.
Reed Hastings interviewed by Motley Fool. "On the Beauty of Making Mistakes"
"An entrepreneur," he said," is someone who jumps out of a plane without a parachute, wholeheartedly believing that a bird will pass by and carry him to safety."
An entrepreneur works his tail off making plans and researching, so that after jumping out of the plane, he or she knows exactly where and when a FLYING DRAGON will appear to carry him or her over the Mountains of Hardship and the Desert of Loneliness to the Magic Conference Room Where One's Colleagues Are Stunning.
"The creative economy is about variability."
"Adequate gets a great severance package."
Most of the topics Mr. Hastings touched upon are here
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Mistakes however are also learning opportunities and Hastings talked about how his shaped his future decisions during an interview
with venture capitalist John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers recent CEO Workshop. (includes the foot mouse story)
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian