Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Reed Hastings Blog

It's because of you. Seriously. From his first posting, he's acknowledging other cool CEO bloggers (Schwartz, Cuban, Andreessen), but i promise you. It's not because of them. It's because of you.

Of course he reads our blog, and your comments. And I can't imagine he wasn't a little inspired by all the fun we were having. I dunno. You'll have to ask him. Anyway, effective tonight (it seems) Reed has decided to start his own blog. I would have thought he would have, i dunno, checked in with me for some tips? S'pose not. Anyway, we'll have to see what he's going to do... this should be interesting.

http://reedhastings.blogspot.com/

I figure he's going to leave the product development, website, community stuff to us here, which is fine by me. He'll do that CEO stuff that he likes. I think it's relevant that his isn't a "netflix" blog. It's his. Personal. Anyway, you folks have been totally great here, and i hope you'll check out his blog too and give him some feedback. Spread the word.

(But let's see if we can get him to change that photo!)

12 comments:

  1. *Baff pulls out a fully loaded flame thrower.

    Woohoo! Fresh flame bait!

    Just kidding. The coffee mug story is quite amusing and worth the trip over there.

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  2. "... this should be interesting".

    You'd think! Maybe you've spoiled us with your pithy endearingness?

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  3. lol, yeah-the coffee story was quite unique anyway. it'll be interesting to see how his blog evolves. thanx for the heads up!

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  4. michael, from netflixAugust 23, 2007 at 11:41 PM

    "pithy enderingness"? is that what this is? I thought i was just being approachable.

    reed is going to have his own very genuine style. he's a good guy and i hope that the stuff we like about him comes through.

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  5. It was meant to be a compliment! How about '.... your pithyness and endearing approachability'?

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  6. I like the Blog so far, I just wish you guys would spend more time making the blogs look like your own. Anyone who has used Blogspot/Blogger knows that Reed's layout is one of the free ones on here you can use. It is also kind of ugly. ;P It'd be nice to see some personality outside the confined area of the blog posts.

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  7. Yes, just judging by his bio he does indeed sound like a good guy. But how to get to all these other movers and shakers as well??!!

    http://www.netflix.com/MediaCenter?id=5380

    Dream on? But even the access we have is pretty remarkable, and in my experience totally unprecedented. Muchos Kudos!

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  8. You want the other officers to blog also? Hastings is the prize here, I would'nt shoot for his team. Anyway, I can't imagine they won't be reading his blog and comments like the bible.

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  9. Just being facetious. 'All roads lead to Reed' anyway, I presume.

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  10. I really thought there'd be more apoplectic rants about people's pet peeves - especially Watch Now; I'm quite impressed at our collective restraint. And even more that Reed would risk being publically criticized, whether justifiably or not. Although I notice that he doesn't allow anonymous posts! As if they us cross reference us with our accounts through our IP #'s! So go easy there Auntie Kirstie calling the clearly highly focused workaholic of a man a .... shall we just say.... 'resume padder' -- although isn't that usually to make oneself look good rather than someone else?!

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  11. make that "...As if they can't cross-reference us with........"

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  12. i am really starting to despise netlflix. i've been writing reviews for over 2 months without a single one being posted. for now reason either, as i stayed within the netflix guidlines. not to mention, having to wait a week to get a common movie such as 'payback' from across the states in maryland. i'm just about to switch to blockfuster.

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