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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explains why he was initially an ineffective leader at his first company

The first company Netflix CEO Reed Hastings founded was successfully acquired in 1997, but that doesn’t mean Hastings was a good CEO out of the gate. In fact, Hastings is first to admit that as a leader and a manager, he wasn’t very effective. “We grew very quickly, but very chaotically, and I always felt like I was half up water,” Hastings said at The New Yorker’s TechFest on Friday.
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