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"The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us."

By Norman Chan

Netflix's grand strategy.

GQ's feature on Reed Hastings and Netflix is really worth reading, especially if you're interested in how content distribution will be changing over the next few years. The profile dives into Hastings' distaste of "managed dissatisfaction", Netflix's wild employee rules, and how the company spends $6 billion over three years to build content for its service. $300 million of that is dedicated to original programming, like David Fincher and Kevin Spacey's House of Cards and the fourth season of Arrested Development.