This talk by the CEO of Netflix is interesting for many reasons. But one more oblique one which struck me was how he describes his career in gladiatorial terms. His initial pronouncement that luck is the main part of commercial success is belied by his subsequent stories of the courageous battles he fought in which he destroyed his more powerful foes, a victory made possible through his courage and perseverance. Do corporate warriors see themselves in these terms? Or is it just something they put on when giving public talks in front of overly-eager audiences?
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