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?