Patty McCord is a human resources (HR) consultant and executive. She was the chief talent officer at Netflix where she was influential in establishing its corporate culture of empowering employees but only retaining those whose performance is excellent. She joined Netflix in 1998 where, with CEO Reed Hastings, she created a presentation about Netflix culture, Freedom and Responsibility, which has been influential in other startups and businesses.
She was made redundant herself in 2012 as they transitioned away from a mail order DVD service to a streaming service. After receiving her own redundancy she wrote a book about these cultural ideas, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, which was published in 2018. The Book has achieved (as of this edit) a rank in the top 100 business books on Amazon.
Inc Magazine referenced her book in 8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2019.
Business Insider referenced her book in The 10 best business and leadership books of 2018.
Patty was a featured TED speaker in June 2015 where she shared her experiences in HR in Silicon Valley.
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