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Strong company cultures emerge when every employee feels they own the culture — and this begins even before the first job interview. CEO Reed Hastings has built a high-performing culture at Netflix by being upfront about who they are and who they aren’t. The company’s famous culture deck offers a 100-slide description of how Netflix sees itself. It won’t appeal to everyone — and that’s the point. If you can define your culture, while resonating with a diverse group of employees, you have a winning formula.

“We encourage employees to figure out how to improve the culture, not how to preserve it.”

— Reed Hastings
About the guest:
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Reed Hastings is the founder and CEO of Netflix, a video streaming service with more than 90 million subscribers. Before Netflix, Hastings founded Pure Software. He completed a tour in the Peace Corps, where he taught math in Swaziland.

About the host:
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Reid Hoffman is the host of Masters of Scale. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he’s known for his spot-on insights on how to scale a startup. He’s a partner at Greylock and co-founder of LinkedIn, and co-author of the best-selling Blitzscaling and The Startup of You.

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Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and CEO of Workday, Inc., a partner at Greylock Partners, and a member of the board of directors of Intel.

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Margaret Heffernan is a businesswoman and entrepreneur, internationally considered to be an expert on professional culture and talent. She is the author of six…

Mariam Naficy is the founder and CEO of Minted, an online marketplace for artists and designers with nine-figure revenue. Her first startup, Eve.com, launched…

Tristan Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker & Co., which makes health and beauty products for people of color. He previously headed…

Jeff Weiner is the executive chairman and former CEO of LinkedIn, after taking over the reins from founder Reid Hoffman. He played an instrumental…

There are many good company cultures and many bad company cultures, but a winning company culture emerges when every employee feels they personally own the culture.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: Why culture matters
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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