• Frank Epton

Building a new kind of workplace

Updated: Jan 17



If you haven't heard of Gimlet media and their podcast; well crawl out from under that rock and allow me to enlighten you. The Gimlet podcast: Without Fail is a series of candid conversations with people who have done hard things: what worked, what didn't and why. Hosted by Alex Blumberg.


In 1998, Patty McCord joined a new company called Netflix. Her title was chief talent officer. And over the next ten years as Netflix grew (and grew), she and CEO Reed Hastings built a new kind of workplace. They threw out all the usual rules -- no more expense authorization forms or vacation requests -- and focused on creating a culture of excellence. But that culture of excellence didn’t come only through hiring the right people. Patty had to get good at firing, too. 


Enjoy this interview with Patty McCord titled: "how to fire people"




But wait there's more! Here is 8 great lessons learned from Patty McCord:


Read the full Netflix Deck created in large party by Patty McCord.

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