The Script: Scene 1: Getting Ready for LOVEFiLMing This is the story of how CEO Simon Calver led LOVEFiLM, the growth company of 2010, from small start-up to final sale in the Blockbuster deal with Amazon.com. Simon highlights critical building blocks for future success of growing companies. A guide for anyone starting up or growing a business, this book focuses on organizational growth and the passion and drive needed to succeed in a fiercely competitive world. Scene 2: Making the FiLM Unfolding like a Hollywood classic, the LOVEFiLM story takes you through the trials and tribulations, with each year of the business represented by a major film that sums up key themes and lessons learned. From the start-up days of Three Men and a Baby, to the challenge of the Towering Inferno when a distribution center burned and put the business at risk, finding the courage of Braveheart to bet big and grow the company while facing a Groundhog Day raising money in the worst recession for 70 years and finally asking Amazon "to show me in the money" in the Jerry Maguire final sale of the company. The book covers lessons learned from the story of starting and growing your business the LOVEFilm way. This will cover: How to set up/not set up a business Raising VC funds: what investors are looking for Managing organizational changes as a business grows Making the culture happen Getting and keeping the right talent Picking potential buyers early Managing key business metrics Staying focused on the customer Managing the exit process Scene 3: Lessons in LOVEFiLM The final section of the book provides insights into the continuing battle with NetFlix and draws lessons for other businesses taking on international giants and show the elements of business that really count when it comes to growing under pressure.