Reed Hastings

7 Reed Hastings Recommended Books

Reed Hastings is a businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known for his role as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Netflix. Hastings also founded the education philanthropy organization, the Hastings Fund. He was appointed to the California Board of Education in 2000, and served two terms.

7 Books recommended by Reed Hastings

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons

The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age

Author :Brad Smith

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"Coming from an industry driven by disruption, it’s refreshing to read [the author]’s call for the tech sector to assume more responsibility." - Reed Hastings [Source]

Beyond Entrepreneurship

Beyond Entrepreneurship

Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company

Author :Jim Collins

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"[For young CEO's] I would say memorize the first 86 pages of [this book]. Someone gave it to me in '94 and I've read it every year since." - Reed Hastings [Source]

7 Powers

7 Powers

The Foundations of Business Strategy

Author :Hamilton Helmer

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"The forces of competition are just incredibly strong. Everyone is trying to eat your lunch, and if you don't read [this book] you're going to die alot sooner." - Reed Hastings [Source]

Powerful

Powerful

Author :Patty McCord

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"Magical! An enlightening ride through young companies bucking orthodoxy." - Reed Hastings [Source]

Masters of Scale

Masters of Scale

Surprising Truths from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Author :Reid Hoffman

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"A book to take with you into battle as you build a company or a career." - Reed Hastings [Source]

That Will Never Work

That Will Never Work

The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea

Author :Marc Randolph

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"Engaging and insightful." - Reed Hastings [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Reed Hastings recommend?

Reed Hastings has highly recommended many types of books including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and memoirs.

Reed Hastings has been known to recommend more than a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Recently, Reed Hastings has recommended books such as "The Joe Rogan Experience: The Podcast Phenomenon", "This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking", "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead", and "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win".

Reed Hastings has recommended books about a wide range of topics including personal growth, leadership, team building, business, philosophy, and podcasts.