Friday, September 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm.

SplatF Employee of the Month: Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

The last day of every month, we honor an industry leader with the prestigious SplatF Employee of the Month award.

This month it’s Netflix CEO and founder Reed Hastings. Most leaders are too stubborn or scared to make drastic changes in order to prepare for the future. And then they get destroyed. But Hastings is the opposite: He just hacked off a dying limb, Netflix’s DVD business, to focus on streaming video — the only possible successful future for Netflix. The company certainly could have handled it differently, but the ballsy move still stands. Good call, Reed — you’re our employee of the month.

Reed Hastings

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