Brief

Reed shares a blueprint to shift a long standing 300 year industrial emphasis on organizational process to the demand for speed & agility in today's market for innovation. That by retaining top talent & fostering a culture of authenticity, one creates a learning culture ripe for global collaboration as a company with an extraordinary level of autonomy.

Review

I had absolutely no idea Netflix was managed so transparently! 🤯

Reed shares a blueprint to shift a long standing 300 year industrial emphasis on organizational process to the demand for speed & agility in today's market for innovation. That by retaining top talent & fostering a culture of authenticity, one creates a learning culture ripe for global collaboration as a company with an extraordinary level of autonomy.

What I loved about this book are all the real world examples he shares about the growth of Netflix - they read like war stories you want to learn from. The stories about adapting Netflix culture to other countries is very insightful & brings some light to some of my own experiences working in Europe and Asia.

While I would say the book is well summarized in his conclusion of the book (create a jazz ensemble, not a symphony!), I don't think one would quite appreciate the depth of the summary until he had broken down the 3 levels of expanding talent & candor & allowed actual stories to provide such vivid context as to what this journey entails and where it leads.

Highly recommend this book for anyone interested in organizational design & sustaining innovation.

Raw Notes

removing controls/process

HYPOTHESIS: culture map for an environment that supports BOLD innovation, moonshot thinking & execution

freedom & responsibility

  1. Build Talent Density
  2. Increase Candor