No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture by Reed Hastings

One of this year's most discussed business books is Reed Hastings' No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Instead of rules, Hastings believes in building an organization out of top performers. In his view, workplace rules deter innovation and experimentation. Consequently, Hastings based his entire company on F&R (Freedom and Responsibility). This meant … Continue reading No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture by Reed Hastings

Book Review of Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Manhattan Beach, a historical novel by Jennifer Egan, explores many topics--the role of women in the war effort, racketeering, and the meaning of family. In the "shadow" world that Dexter Styles inhabits, Styles is the top of the food chain who can indifferently make people disappear. For every gangster, though, … Continue reading Book Review of Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan