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Reed Hastings

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: CEO, Netflix

Born: October 8, 1960, Boston

Education: BS in mathematics, Bowdoin College; MS in computer science, Stanford University

Early Marker: Switched from Marine Corps to Peace Corps, which he attributes to unearthing his entrepreneurial spirit.

Big Idea: Flat-rate movie rentals by mail to consumers.

Wave of the Future: Experiential economy, consumer services, disruption

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