Reed Hastings is an entrepreneur who has revolutionized
entertainment since cofounding Netflix in 1997, serving as its
chairman and CEO since 1999. His first company, Pure Software, was
launched in 1991 and was acquired just before Netflix launched.
Hastings served on the California State Board of Education from
2000 to 2004 and is an active educational philanthropist. He has
sat on the board of several educational organizations including
Dreambox Learning, the KIPP Foundation, and the Pahara Institute.
He 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 volunteer
teacher in southern Africa.
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, Meyer was selected by the Thinkers50 as one of the fifty most influential business thinkers in the world. She received an MBA from INSEAD in 2004, and she currently lives in Paris, France. In 1994 and 1995 Meyer also served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer teacher in southern Africa. Visit erinmeyer.com for more information.