The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discusses topics across the investing world.

Jeremy digs into Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' method of addressing his industry and applies it to other companies. By looking at what Netflix has been successful at, Jeremy believes investors can learn ways to evaluate their companies' distribution strategies.

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