The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Fool writing coach Nathan Alderman discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Nathan talks about how one fateful shift could undo Netflix. Nathan believes the company's switch to streaming video tore down the barriers to entry that had previously protected it, and transformed Netflix from movie studios' customer into their hated competitor.

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