Kris Dunn says Hard Work Is Irrelevant But In The Presence Of Talent, We’ll Take It

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Got a good play for you on the way home today – embedded below (email subscribers click through to see player) is a cool NPR podcast called Planet Money – the episode I’m sharing is with Patty McCord, former CHRO at Netflix.

The hosts do a nice job of tracking the build of the Netflix culture, of which one of the cornerstones is that “hard work is irrelevant”, which seems a bit of a stretch.

Take a listen and see if you agree with the premise.  Here’s some notes on what I thought about the stance that “hard work is irrelevant:”

Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).


Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.