By Burgess, Matt
Global Business Visionaries -- Reed Hastings Reed Hastings is one of the world's foremost business leaders. As co-founder, chairman and CEO of Netflix, he has built it into one of the biggest media and entertainment companies on the planet, with an estimated personal net worth of... $3.6 billion. A notable philanthropist, he also serves on the boards of Facebook and a number of non-profit organisations. This concise but detailed biography provides an overview of Hastings' career trajectory, providing insights into why he is such a successful business person. It also covers his unique management style, what is he like as a person and the biggest mistakes he has made along the way, revealing why he decided to take Netflix from a business that dealt with products (rental DVDs) to a technology company that focuses on streaming. And it looks to what the future may bring for him and his ventures. Aspirational and positive, it is perfect for readers who want a short, accessible read about a global business visionary.Read more
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Matt Burgess is a British journalist and author based in London. He is a senior editor for the UK edition of WIRED magazine, where he writes news and features for the website, contributes monthly to the magazine, and appears on (and occasionally edits and hosts) the weekly podcast. He is the author of Freedom of Information: A practical guide for UK journalists. Twitter: @mattburgess1
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