ORLANDO — The Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) convened on Orlando for its 2015 annual conference in December. The event welcomed the most distribution companies since 2007.
One of the keynote speakers included Marc Randolph, founding CEO of Netflix. Randolph shared his business story, including being laughed out of a meeting with Blockbuster Video in 2000 for asking them to buy Netflix for $50 million. Of course, Netflix is now worth more than $30 billion and Blockbuster is no longer around.