Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord

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Netflix is, to me, the most interesting petrie dish in the study of workplace culture. Somewhere between Amazon's Darwinianism and Zappos' anarchic self-organization, there is Netflix. Decency, responsibility, ultra-high-performance. Patty McCord worked side-by-side with Reed Hastings to make it happen and here she tells her story. (Her interview with Barry Ritholtz for Masters in Business is excellent too if you want a quick taste.)

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PS - This book should be much much bigger than it is. (All by itself, it's a case study in how publishers still add value and how business profile can be aided by a publisher who knows how to amplify it.) Anyone who cares about company culture should read it.

Michael Tamblynhome