Mitch Lowe (@mitch__lowe) is a co-founding executive of Netflix, the former CEO of MoviePass, the former president of Redbox, and the author of Watch and Learn: How I Turned Hollywood Upside Down with Netflix, Redbox, and MoviePass ? Lessons in Disruption . [This is part one of a two-part episode. Be on the lookout for part two later this week!]What We Discuss with Mitch Lowe:
- How Mitch's first entrepreneurial adventure involved peddling blacklight posters in Europe at the behest of a shady character by the name of Funky Sam.
- What Mitch learned from befriending people on both sides of the conflict in Israel while living there in the '70s.
- How Mitch got deported from Egypt as a spy and accidentally witnessed something he shouldn’t have.
- How Mitch's terrible investment in a video store led to innovations that would make Netflix — the company he co-founded — wrench domination from entrenched rivals in the video rental industry.
- Did Mitch really fake a heart attack to get out of a meeting with Walmart executives?
- And much more...
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