Patty McCord isn’t pulling any punches in her first book “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility.” The co-creator of the Netflix Culture Deck — the famous 120-page doc that has been shared over 20 million times — has reemerged to set the HR industry straight on a few key things.
After leaving her post as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix in 2012, McCord consulted and advised fast-growth enterprises like Warby Parker and HubSpot. In boardroom after boardroom, she heard one common refrain: Give us a version of the Netflix culture deck. “I would say, ‘Okay, well you know it took 10 years to write that. We can get started, but this isn’t gonna happen tomorrow,’” McCord says.