Reed Hastings Curated
CEO of Netflix
CURATED BY :
What was the risky move that you made to not only develop but revolutionize your product?
Why did you risk the age old premise of suspense building and released all your content at once for your web-series?
How did having an original content in Netflix, like House of Cards, benefit the brand?
What is it about the culture of Netflix that allowed you to take a bold decision to invest on content?
What is about the Netflix work culture that makes it so desirable for its employees?
Why do you require your employees to have and show courage?
Why did you pay a million dollar to a person who improved your algorithm by 10 percent?
Why did you stop making content based on the rating of the movies of similar nature?
Do you think it is risky to design content based only on the revealed features of a person and not his aspiration value?
Do you think the Netflix algorithm can direct people towards specific content affecting their tastes?
How do you think you can retain your customers through quality content or the quantity of it?
Do you think it is wise to look for actual impacts that your algorithms can have on the numbers?
What should we know about Mark Zuckerberg that people don’t know?
Why do you dedicate your time and money towards the cause of education?
What do you think a school should look like?
How much have you invested on the cause of education over the past few years?
What is different about movies from TV series for Netflix?
Why is Netflix facing difficulties in terms of making original movies?
How do you think movies and television shows provide different viewing experience?
Why do you think Netflix is making movies of mediocre category unlike Hollywood which is either making blockbusters or flops?
How did you get into a conflict with the French theatres?
What is your comment on the fights you have taken up for the distribution of your movies in theatres?
What do you have to say to the movie stakeholders who still want their movie to be seen on big-screen before at home?
How does Netflix starting a new kind of business is directing you towards the future?
Does Netflix want to create content country-specific or do they want content that has country-specific origination but worldwide viewership?
Do you think countries demanding more indigenous content will gradually accept a global trend?
Is the amount of time that you are dedicating to the market in India, is because Amazon is doing the same?
Why couldn’t your streaming service not make inroads into the Chinese market?
Does it get easier or difficult to access a situation and accordingly take decisions as Netflix grows in size?
How does Netflix copes up when big-budgeted shows that don’t perform according to the expectations?
Why is Netflix not into sports streaming yet?
What is your opinion of net neutrality?
Why do you think travel ban policy imposed by Donald Trump was a wrong policy?
Why did you decide to put your donations in the L.A. school board?
Why did you involve yourself in the initiative to reform the education system of U.S.A?
How do you respond to the criticism you get for changing the ways of schooling system?
Why do you think Apple, Google and Facebook are not being more aggressive with their original content strategies?
Do you have any design plans for a different Netflix theatre?
How is your company, Netflix, trying to create a personalized viewing experiences for the audience?
Do you think you will not be involved in net neutrality because it will effect other smaller companies but not you?
Do you think you require new marketing strategy to fill the dramatic difference between your target and actual market?
What led to the publication of the Netflix Culture Deck which is essentially a document of the Netflic culture?
Was Netflix Culture Deck an instrument to ensure the right cultural norm within your organization?
What were the key things that enabled you to establish a globally appreciated culture in your organization?
How do you coalesce management based on context with a bold decision-making strategy?
How do you think that cultural nuances may differ from organization to organization but fundamentally they are same?
Do you involve yourself in a culture check when you are hiring and how do you do it?
How would you say you strategically infuse your organizational mission statement into your workforce?
What are some of the lessons you learned from the past that you follow in the present management of your company?
What were the lessons that you took from the customer dissatisfaction that you encountered due to increased prices of your services?
How did a direct consumer communication letter on the net facilitated crisis management?
Why did you consider DVD mailing services as temporary and internet streaming service as long-term?
Was there any plan that turned out to be radically wrong and your market engagement changed?
What were the lessons you learned in the early period of financing your company?
When setting up your organization, how did you hire the first few personnels for it?
How do you think compassion management can be effectively directed?
How did you change your hiring process as the scale of your business increased?
How did you conceive of a prize for a recommendation algorithm and would you adapt the same strategy again?
How did you design a plan of crowdsourcing an algorithm through the way of a prize on offer?
How did the content plan for Netflix developed?
Do you think you focused majorly on TV series in Netflix because it is cost-effective compared to movies?
Is there any strategy that you pioneered and can be useful for budding entrepreneurs?
How do you define the role of a CEO?
How can one constantly learn and improve as a CEO?
Has anything that you have encountered caused you to question your ability as a CEO?
In your experience how can one work well with their board members?
How did you know that as a founder and innovator you had the ability to drive your company to success?
How can businesses know in advance when to increase the level of their operations?
Can network barriers and size or scale barriers effect the can be surpassed in every market on the world?
What do you think makes Silicon Valley so unique?
How did you evolve your internal management when you moved from DVD mailing to streaming service?
How important has it been for you to have regulatory strategies?
Why don’t you crack users who share with other users on Netflix?
What is the employee management motto of your organization?
What books do you recommend entrepreneurs to read?