Salt Talks: Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix
Marc Randolph — Keynote
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Marc was co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors until his retirement from Netflix in 2004.
Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He’s been a founder of more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, a mentor to scores of early stage entrepreneurs, and an investor in numerous successful tech ventures (and an even larger number of unsuccessful ones).
Most recently, Marc Randolph co-founded analytics software company Looker Data Sciences, and currently serves as an advisor to five other startups, serving variously as a mentor, CEO Coach, and/or board member.
He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, and is a trustee of the non-profit National Outdoor Leadership School.
Marc is charming, handsome and modest; and whenever possible avoids referring to himself in the third person. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
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Where Do Ideas Come From
Anyone who has taken a shower has had an idea, but how do you turn those ideas into reality? Netflix Founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph will share dozens of tips, tricks and stories drawn from his 4 decades as an entrepreneur that will help you more easily come up with innovative ideas, validate them and get your new venture off the ground. Equal parts inspiration, start up stories and practical tips, it’s a message that resonates equally well with students, early stage entrepreneurs and any businessperson looking to bring innovation to their business. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder who the hell writes these keynote summaries!
How to Get Your Company Thinking Like a Startup
The world is changing rapidly - and companies that can’t innovate effectively are going to be left behind. But while innovation is easy to aspire to, it’s hard to do. What can Silicon Valley teach us about innovation? Netflix founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph will share dozens of effective tips, tricks and stories drawn from his 4 decades as an entrepreneur that will help you make your company more responsive to changing conditions - regardless of your company's size or industry.
Netflix Founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph shares the unlikely story of how a handful of dreamers with no money and a bad idea, created the company that eventually brought down Blockbuster. Packed with dozens of stories that trace the dramatic ups and downs of those first exciting years, Marc weaves an inspiring story that shows the value of innovation, persistence and optimism. Along the way, he shares some of the many values that he believes made Netflix successful, including a focus on analytics and testing, its novel corporate culture and it’s almost fanatical obsession with focus. Equal parts inspiration, startup story and practical tips, it’s a message that resonates well with anyone who appreciates a good “overcoming adversity” story.
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