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Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings is the founder and CEO of Netflix, a video streaming service with more than 90 million subscribers. Before Netflix, Hastings founded Pure Software. He completed a tour in the Peace Corps, where he taught math in Swaziland.

“We encourage employees to figure out how to improve the culture, not how to preserve it.”

— Reed Hastings
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Reed Hastings, guest
June 28, 2017

Strong company cultures emerge when every employee feels they own the culture — and this begins even before the first job interview. CEO Reed Hastings has built a high-performing culture at Netflix by being upfront about who they are and who they aren’t. The company’s famous culture deck offers a 100-slide description of how Netflix sees itself. It won’t appeal to everyone — and that’s the point. If you can define your culture, while resonating with a diverse group of employees, you have a winning formula.