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New York Times"We need to take a few deep breaths and not move quite as quickly."
All Things DigitalAll Things Digital sits down with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to discuss Hastings’s approach to the TV business and some other topics as well.
Business InsiderNetflix's Market Opportunity Is A Lot Bigger Than You Think
BusinessweekNetflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings is seeking your help to keep Internet service providers from charging higher fees to stream all the video its customers watch. In the process, he may have just opened his wallet to any Cox, Time Warner...
c netReed Hastings, the founder and chief executive of Netflix, seems to be taking a page out of the script of T-Mobile Chief John Legere. A profanity-ridden page.
Huff PostNetflix Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings is getting a 50 percent pay bump in 2014 after a year in which shares of the online video subscription company quadrupled to an all-time high.
MashableNetflix Inc. eclipsed its mid-2011 intraday high, capping a two-year recovery for Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings from marketing missteps that angered customers and cratered the stock.
TechCrunchIt has only been a few days since the release of Arrested Development on Netflix, but the fourth season of the series has already exceeded the company’s expectations.
All Things DThe Netflix CEO has written an 11-page essay that lays out his vision for the future of streaming video.
BloombergNetflix CEO Reed Hastings won’t face regulatory sanctions for announcing monthly viewership results on his Facebook page even though the company didn’t report the information in a public filing, the SEC said.
Business InsiderNetflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed during an investors conference Monday the show will be getting a short one season stay on the streaming website.
TechCrunchSpinning off Roku rather than keeping it in-house was probably the best decision Hastings made in the last decade. Making this video was probably the worst one.
Fast CompanyThe problem? Hastings realized that if Netflix shipped its own hardware, it would complicate potential partnerships with other hardware makers.
BusinessWeekNetflix CEO Reed Hastings' pay will double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to management missteps this year.
FortuneNetflix investors shouldn't be expected to search everywhere for information.
WSJNetflix and CEO Reed Hastings both received Wells Notices from the SEC, according to a filing this afternoon related to something Hastings wrote on Facebook back in June.
Venture BeatReed Hastings wants Netflix to be the largest business in the world that runs entirely on Amazon Web Services.
MashableNetflix CEO Reed Hastings estimates that Amazon is spending up to $1 billion a year on streaming content for Amazon Prime.
CNETThat's the advice from former Blockbuster CEO John Antioco to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. After Carl Icahn got control of three seats on Blockbuster's board, Antioco had to put up with badgering from the billionaire.
The StreetWhile the hostile takeover route for which Icahn is known could come into play, at this point he is well on his way to accomplishing his goals.
CNETOn earnings call with analysts, Reed Hastings talked about the company's inability to meet a target for adding new streaming subscribers and said "it doesn't feel great."
FortuneFew people are as well-equipped to navigate the uncertainty of the home-video market as well as Reed Hastings. But he should probably refrain from dealing directly with customers.
Huffington PostNetflix is probably hoping a new book about its early history never gets made into a movie.
TechCrunchToday, Microsoft announced a shakeup on the board side of the company by announcing that Reed Hastings will not be seeking re-election.
CNETIn her upcoming book, author Gina Keating uncovers Netflix's "secret" history and looks at what some have called CEO Reed Hastings' "social IQ of zero."
MarketWatchWhat CEOs from Jobs to Cook to Zuckerberg reveal in apologies.
WebProNewsIn an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hastings took a not-so-subtle dig at Amazon by describing their Prime video service as a “confusing mess.”
FortuneReed Hastings is one of the latest bigwigs to promise half of his family's wealth to charity through the Giving Pledge, a two-year-old initiative championed by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Hollywood ReporterFacebook's Mark Zuckerberg is knocked off the top, Rupert Murdoch drops outside the top 10 for the first time, Elisabeth Murdoch rises, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings enters the list.
TNWNetflix CEO Reed Hastings has vowed to fight Rupert Murdoch-backed Sky (BSkyB) to wrestle premium movie rights from the media giant.
ForbesAs Facebook insiders get ready to flood the market with their shares, Netflix CEO Hastings spent $1 million and bought 47,846 shares of Facebook at $21.03 a share.
ForbesA recent exploration of the U.S. Patent Office’s searchable database unearths a wide range of patents held by big-name tech chiefs.
Daily FinanceThe problem, according to some, is that Hastings didn't make this encouraging revelation during a company conference call, a filing with the SEC, or in a press release.
ReutersNetflix shares rose 12 percent on Thursday after its top executive disclosed a massive surge in customer usage, but analysts questioned the movie-rental company's ability to convert that into revenue.
BusinessweekOn the road to Facebook’s IPO, which values the company at more than $100 billion, Mark Zuckerberg has gained such allies as Reed Hastings and Warren Buffett, and such friends as Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs. A look at the CEO’s social...
FortuneThe Netflix CEO is lambasting Comcast again for what he says is its continued violation of net-neutrality rules.
Business InsiderYou know what's a cool gig? Facebook board member.
TechCrunchEven though Netflix’s first-quarter earnings came in ahead of analyst expectations, CEO Reed Hastings still had to answer plenty of (usually skeptical) questions during this afternoon’s earnings conference call about how he plans to expand the...
MashableReed Hastings doesn’t agree with Comcast’s approach to net neutrality and caps — and he wants everyone to know it.
VarietyFor Hastings to come to the defense of HBO Go is more than a little odd given he's repeatedly referred to it and HBO in general as competitive threats...
FortuneReed Hastings has said he doesn't want to take on cable giants like Comcast. The reality is that, for many years, Netflix has offered its customers a welcome refuge from cable television. Sure, the number of homes with pay-TV is hovering around 100...
All Things DThe new Apple TV is a fairly incremental technical upgrade. But the refresh also includes at least one interesting business deal: Apple will let users sign up for Netflix directly from the device, and will let them pay for the monthly streaming...
ReutersNetflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings has quietly met with some of the largest U.S. cable companies in recent weeks to discuss adding the online movie streaming service to their cable offerings, according to sources familiar with matter.
PaidContent.orgNetflix is usually cast as a cable competitor, but CEO Reed Hastings said he thinks cable will eventually become an on-demand internet platform, and Netflix just another programming provider that cable can use to sell its services.
Business InsiderReed Hastings was sitting in a hot tub in Santa Cruz with a friend when he told him about his idea for Qwikster, the doomed spin-off of Netflix's DVD-by-mail service. His friend thought it was an awful idea.
TechCrunchWhen CEO Reed Hastings was asked about the future of DVD profitability and DVD subscriber share on Netflix’s 4Q earnings call this afternoon, he simply stated: “We expect DVD Subscribers to decline every quarter … forever.”
Fast CompanyFor as long as Netflix has existed, there's been widespread theories and speculation that the subscription-based service is a primary cause of cord cutting. But today, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made it clear--as he has tried to before--that he's not...
ForbesWe’ve seen it before. We’ll see it again. And for the record, I’m not immune to Founderitis. I’ve had it too.
Inc.As the Netflix CEO launched in the UK and Ireland, he said last year's pricing backlash put the focus back on consumers.
Daily FinanceHastings fumbled the ball -- and often -- but the only reason that he was routinely named as one of last year's worst corporate helmsmen was that Netflix's stock shed a little more than 60% of its value in 2011. Ouch! If a free-falling share price...
International Business TimesFor those wishing to learn from the follies of some of the highest-paid people in society -- or squirm with schadenfreude -- the International Business Times has compiled a list of the top 10 most notorious CEO mistakes of the year.
New York TimesHow do you go from being one of the country’s most-renowned and respected business leaders to landing on the list of the Worst C.E.O.’s of 2011? Did the glory go to your head, so that you believed you knew more than everyone else? Did you take...
Los Angeles TimesNetflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings is taking a 33% pay cut after a dismal year for the company, leaving chief content officer Ted Sarandos as the highest paid executive at the company.
CNETArmchair critics of the world rejoice. It's time to select the year's best and worst tech CEOs. It's a judgment that some no doubt will lambaste as arbitrary, even biased. On both counts we plead guilty.
BusinessweekNetflix Inc. cut the annual stock- option allowance for Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings by half to $1.5 million...
Huffington PostWhat with Occupy Wall Street and all, CEOs may be under even more scrutiny than usual this year. So it's fitting that there's been no shortage of notable quotables from corporate America's chief executives...
Seeking AlphaA list of 7 CEOs that have performed the worst over the last year and have contributed the most to his or her company's demise.
Bloomberg“The competitor we fear most is HBO Go,” Hastings said today at a UBS media conference in New York. “HBO is becoming more Netflix-like and we’re becoming more HBO-like. The two of us will compete for a very long time.” Hastings downplayed...
Huffington PostTo hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film...
The StreetOf the more than 200 people that voted, 58% named Reed Hastings as the most terrible tech titan of the year after a series of blunders that included mishandling a subscription price hike and confusing consumers with plans to split up the company's...
TIMEWith all the hoopla surrounding Netflix this year, CEO Reed Hastings at least deserves some credit for listening to his customers.
ForbesAs the bloodbath for Netflix (NFLX) investors carries on, perhaps the CEO could boost a little confidence in the company if he would stop selling his own shares. CEO Reed Hastings has exercised buy options, then sold in equal amounts, for about...
Investors.comThe radiant red cover showed Hastings sitting comfortably in jeans on a tan leather chair and grinning like a high school senior on prom night. After all, the biweekly magazine chose him "The 2010 Business Person of the Year." Would it have been...
ForbesThere are 5 billion people on mobile, Hastings said, adding that they all watch video and are all part of a future Netflix audience. His dream is to see Netflix rolled out across the globe, in the process becoming the world’s best entertainment...
Wall Street JournalThe extreme fall in Netflix stock illustrates one of the new realities of our age: Great wealth has never been more vulnerable to stock swings.
Huffington PostWith his company wavering, he cannot afford to let the ball through his legs one more time.
All Things DNetflix wants investors to believe that it can restart its engine, which conked out yesterday.
IBTNetflix predicted a continued drop in the number of subscribers.
Fierce Online VideoIt's getting so that being a CEO for some tech companies has all the job security of a coach in the National Football League... a bad season and, BOOM!, you're outta here.
Wall Street JournalWe’ve collected 10 such examples of executive YouTube apologia, which is clearly an emerging art form.
The StreetCorporate leaders are eating a lot of humble pie lately with some noteworthy apologies for blunders in recent weeks.
The StreetIt's clear he has no idea which direction he is taking the movie rental service.
Motley FoolOne of two things is happening at Netflix. The first option: CEO Reed Hastings is making these decisions by himself, and he's not listening to his staff. The second: There's a team of people making bad decisions collectively.
IBTIf Netflix has any chance of surviving this PR storm, it needs to axe its lead man.
Business InsiderSpoiler Alert: Reed Hastings has no intention of becoming a stand-up comedian. The quotes and Qwikster news, however, were entirely real and hilarious all on their own.
The StreetThe decision today by Netflix to qwikly dispatch its Qwikster spinoff, though, best highlights why Jobs was such an effective leader at Apple.
ReutersNetflix Inc Chief Executive Reed Hastings reversed an unpopular decision to separate his company's DVD rental business and online video streaming service, sending the stock up 7 percent in early trading.
WSJ: MarketWatchTop candidates to take up the iconoclast mantle.
CNBCWho is the most annoying CEO? Not necessarily the worst, but the most annoying. I posed the question on Twitter.
FortuneA Netflix co-founder applauds Reed Hastings, even as Wall Street and customers pillory him.
ReutersWall Street pundits have begun sounding alarms about CEO Reed Hastings' profit-taking windfall.
Washington PostWhat are some short-term moves he could make to dissipate the anger?
24/7 Wall St.CEOs are rarely in the business of apologizing, but every so often we get one of these gems . . .
ForbesIn the past week alone, Hastings has fumbled away almost $200 million of his own wealth as Netflix shares get hammered by investors.
The Motley FoolIf you think the Boston Red Sox or Atlanta Braves are choking down the stretch, they have nothing on Netflix.
Wall Street JournalIt may not look like it right now, but Hollywood could learn a thing or two from Reed Hastings.
FortuneWith nearly 25 million customers using Netflix, it's clear that everyone will have an opinion on this. And many short-termists will think it's a bad idea. Indeed, my Twitter stream tells me so. I would like to take the opposite side of that debate.
Business InsiderWhile Netflix secured the Qwikster domain, there is no record of a trademark filing for "Qwikster."
Business InsiderReed Hastings apologizes and explains the company split into Netflix and "Qwikster."
WSJ: Barron'sShares of Netflix (NFLX) are down over 15% after the company cut its subscriber forecast this morning.
Wall Street JournalNetflix and the pay-television channel Starz are “very unlikely” to resume discussions about a movie distribution deal, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in an interview.
Business InsiderMark Cuban says Netflix was smart to walk away from the Starz deal.
Hollywood ReporterFor the second year in a row, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads up Vanity Fair’s 2011 “New Establishment” list, which features many tech names. New Apple CEO Tim Cook is a new entrant, Lady Gaga is the highest-ranked woman, Netflix CEO Reed...
The White House BlogJobs Council Members Steve Case, John Doerr, Sheryl Sandberg, as well as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will appear on a panel moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine Chris Anderson.
Seeking AlphaRecent events will either put Hastings in the CEO hall of fame or will come back to terrorize him. Come late January 2012, when Netflix releases its Q4 report, you'll have the answer.
MSNBC PowerwallSome Jay-Z in his earphones? Mark Zuckerberg doesn't mind if he does. The new music service, Spotify, lets subscribers see published playlists of other subscribers -- one of them being the Facebook CEO.
InvestorPlaceWall Street is speculating on what Apple will do with its rapidly growing cash balance, such as mega-acquisitions. One of the favorites is a deal for Netflix, but Apple is likely to surprise investors rather than spend on the obvious.
The Motley FoolNetflix CEO Reed Hastings responds to an open letter from the Motley Fool written to capture the frustrations of many subscribers.
Entertainment & StarsIn 1997, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings was annoyed by the $40 late fee he was charged for returning a video of the film “Apollo 13” after the due date.
What’s the biggest cause of wasted resources in nearly every company today? The answer might surprise you. According to the Harvard Business Review, most people spend countless hours at work doing a job that no one hired them to do: managing their reputations and hiding their inadequacies from...
After years of scraping along during the recession and in the sluggish growth years that followed it, small businesses will enjoy improved sales and profits this year and the best pace of growth since 2007.
Almost 70% of senior managers say "the overwhelmed employee" -- bombarded with information and interruptions all day long -- is an "urgent" or "very important" drag on productivity, according to the 2014 Human Capital Trends Study from Deloitte Consulting. A constant stream of interruptions all day...
Entrepreneurs often make poor decisions about hiring and staffing because they are stuck in crisis mode: They need help immediately. Stephen R. Covey popularized this notion with the "Urgent/Important Matrix" in his 1994 book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. With this matrix, Covey...
To succeed in business you must assume a working personality that supplants your own, at least in part, while you grow on the job. Those who do not have a functional business persona distinct from their "true" personality either go mad or become the CEO.
Henrique de Castro, who was fired in January as Yahoo’s chief operating officer, was paid handsomely for his largely unsuccessful efforts to turn around the company’s flailing advertising business. Based on the proxy disclosures, Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, didn’t make out nearly...
When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, “What might it not be good for?” When might it not work; what could be its drawbacks? If the presenter’s answer is “there are none,” a healthy dose of...
As entrepreneurs, we crave a challenge. It's a critical component of peak performance because it provides stimulation. Without it, when we get too comfortable, we are bored, which can be the death of motivation and creativity for an ambitious business owner. Pushing yourself out of your comfort...
With organic reach and engagement numbers plunging on Facebook, marketers are doing everything they can to stay ahead of the game before the social platform goes to an exclusively pay-to-play model. This infographic shares a few pointers to help boost your engagement.
Technology innovation and the power of data analytics present tremendous value, but also new challenges. While a digital economy requires businesses to rethink priorities and practices, this doesn’t have to be a burden. Instead, privacy protection should be a practice as fundamental to the...
Like every startup entrepreneur, Rodney Nelson needed a great website. Woolly Pocket, the company he was building with his brother, Miguel, aimed to sell its cleverly designed, eco-friendly wall planters online. But there were problems.
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When an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it as a gift.It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of the bottle, you need to identify its nuances and understand its valuable...
If you're at all familiar with the nature of marketing, you know the importance of constantly evaluating and evolving your strategy to stay competitive in your industry. Chances are, you've been paying more attention to customer experience, digital data, measurement, and various forms of content...
The company showed that business is good, delivering stronger than anticipated earnings results. PepsiCo PEP reported $12.6 billion in first quarter net revenue, flat from the same quarter in the prior year but ahead of Wall Street analysts’ $12.4 billion estimate. “We’re pleased with our...
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