Here's What You Need To Know About Reed Hastings

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The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, in which host Chris Hill and advisors Ron Gross, James Early, and Seth Jayson discuss the week's business and investing news. This week's guest is Paul Holland, venture capitalist and co-executive producer of SomethingVentured, a documentary film about the start of the venture capital movement. An early investor in Netflix, Holland shares his unique viewpoint of CEO Reed Hastings. With companies like Verizon and Microsoft moving further into the video industry, Holland discusses whether he believes Hastings has learned from his mistakes in 2011 and what Holland believes is the biggest competitive threat to Netflix.

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