Rules. When things go wrong we think, “We should make some more guidelines. That’ll help people keep things moving.” However, Netflix decided that rules might be the problem, so they eliminated many of them. Study after study shows that Netflix employees report high satisfaction with their jobs and perform at a highly productive rate. So how do they do it? Today we’ll talk to Erin Meyer, co-author (with co-founder Reed Hastings), of a new book on the topic. Whether you manage a family, a department, or are an entrepreneur, today’s interview will help you earn more and manage tasks (and people) more effectively.
Plus, in our headlines segment, we’ll detail a different way of gifting money. MacKenzie Scott gave away $6 billion in 2020 without asking for buildings to be named after her. She gave it quickly and effectively, many say. But if you’re giving away money, what oversight should YOU employ before turning over your hard-earned money? We’ll share what you need to know, plus in our second headline review a recent Securities and Exchange Commission ruling approving testimonials in advisor’s advertising. How will that change marketing? Possibly, a lot. We’ll explain.
Of course, we’ll also throw out the Haven Life line to Brad, who’s retiring but still wants to max out his HSA contributions for the year. Are there any rules he needs to be aware of? In, fact, there are! OG will explain. Don’t worry! We’ll also save time for Doug’s trivia question.
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- Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy (NY Times)
- SEC approves rule to allow testimonials in advertising (InvestmentNews)
A big thanks to Erin Meyer for talking Netflix, productivity, and time management with us today. You can find more Erin in her book: No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention.
- Can you name any of the top 5 Netflix original shows in 2020?
- Brad is retiring this year, but still wants to max out his HSA. Are there any guidelines he needs to be aware of? (The answer is yes)! OG discusses the answer in detail during our segment today.
Written by: Richie Rutter-Reese
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