innovation | September 03, 2020

No Rules Rules: Erin Meyer Shares the Behind-The-Scenes of Netflix’s Culture

In her latest book No Rules Rules, Erin Meyer teams up with Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings to reveal, for the first time ever, the unorthodox culture that made the streaming giant what it is today.

We’re all familiar with the story. In the year 2000, Blockbuster turned down the chance to purchase a fledgling DVD rental company with its sights set on the future. Unfortunately for Blockbuster, that unknown upstart grew to become the streaming giant we all know and love: Netflix. What’s less obvious is how a plucky start-up like Netflix transformed itself into a billion-dollar company—one that revolutionized the entertainment industry, and captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe.


In No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, co-founder Reed Hastings joins forces with influential business professor Erin Meyer to answer that question. Together, they break down the unorthodox principles—then unknown and untested—that propelled Netflix to such extraordinary heights. This is a company with no vacation or expense policies. A company that values performance above hard work, and rewards it accordingly. A place where employees don’t try to please their boss, but instead feel empowered to give their candid feedback. Needless to say, it’s not your average organization.


Once named one of the top 30 HR professionals in the world, Meyer lays out the controversial ideologies learned at Netflix for leaders hoping to generate more speed, agility, and innovation in their own organizations.


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