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About the Author

Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997, and has been Chairman and CEO since 1999. In 1991, Reed founded Pure Software, which was acquired by Rational Software in 1997. Reed is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including KIPP and Pahara. Reed is also a board member of The City Fund. Reed received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Reed served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland.

Erin Meyer is the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business, and a professor at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading international business schools. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, and Forbes.com. In 2019 Erin was selected by the Thinkers50 as one of the 50 most influential business thinkers in the world.

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