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The interesting thing is that the Netflix that launched that following April — I guess that would put it into '97, spring '97 — bears almost a zero resemblance, zero resemblance to the Netflix you know.
You guys were selling DVDs at that point? We were selling DVDs. It was actually great. The majority of our revenue that first year came from selling DVDs.
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All of a sudden, it would be a bad business. Did you realize that was probably what would happen if you tried to keep going down the sales road? And in fact, that was really the first big test of one of our entrepreneurial premises which was: How important it is to focus.
And we decided that not only were DVD sales overwhelming the business, but ironically it was making Adult wants real sex Bourneville increasingly less likely that we could be successful with rental, because we were so distracted.
You can be best by your very nature, you can pay attention to where all the volume is, but more importantly it was very confusing to people.
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But the reality is it ended up being tremendously successful as a method. Because you realize that now 46324 dick suckers can optimize everything, or the specific thing that you have to get right.
And a lot of the things that had become part of the Netflix DNA — which is this deep sense of focus, this sense of testing, the sense of being metrically driven — comes from those early days. From this combination of my direct marketing background and Reed's mathematics background, and from the success we had womens looking for sex in perth on of recognizing that by really focusing in on the two or three things you have to get right, you are able to overcome this huge inertia which makes getting a new business of the ground so difficult.
Well, it's interesting because that's kind of the Netflix's M. What are you doing? How did you and Reed react to that? It turns out that Reed and I thought very similarly about a lot of these things and one of the things we shared is that relentless optimism, coupled with paranoia that entrepreneurs.
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So we had to come up with a positioning which transcends the medium. And in this case, we very, very early came up with the idea that Netflix would be about finding movies you love, which in fact has nothing to do with how you choose to receive. Both the end marketing we did, and the positioning we did, but also the technology we built.
In Cinematch, the perfect example of that, I know it's hundreds of other examples all trying to make sure that what Netflix did well was to help you find a movie you loved. You say it with confidence and you plug away at what you think You asked if i needed a ride right.
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