Rules For Success From The First CEO Of Netflix

What helped Marc Randolph, the first CEO of Netflix, find amazing success in his career? A simple list of eight rules.

Randolph’s Rules for Success were created by Marc’s dad but have stuck with him so much that Marc has them framed in his house as a constant reminder. Marc credits the rules for his success and the success of his different organizations.

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Here are Marc Randolph’s eight rules for success:

  1. Do at least 10% more than you’re asked. There is no substitute for hard work. Doing more will get you noticed by your leader and help propel your career journey.
  2. Don’t present opinions as facts. Before you say something, make sure you have the facts to back it up. Don’t spread misinformation or confusion.
  3. Be courteous to people both up and down. Treat your leaders and the people who work with you and for you with respect.
  4. Don’t knock others, don’t complain, don’t whine about stuff. Stick to constructive serious criticism only. Aim to lift people around you and help them improve.
  5. Don’t be afraid to make decisions when you have the facts on which you can make those decisions. Make a decision and move forward — no matter the outcome, you’ll know you made the best decision based on the information you had.
  6. Quantify whenever and wherever possible. Use data to make informed decisions.
  7. Be open-minded, but also be skeptical. Be open to new ideas and ways of thinking, but don’t just take things at face value. Ask questions and dig deeper.
  8. Be prompt. Don’t make other people wait for you.

These rules for success can be applied in any situation or career path. As you follow these rules, you can see the benefits of hard work and unlock new opportunities.

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