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Netflix may be going through a rough patch, but it is another report that grabbed my attention - that after years of being a company with a flat hierarchy, transparency, and accountability, Netflix now seems to be experiencing a culture shift to 'fear-based' decision making.  I have some thoughts about that … about how fear is never a good motivator, unless, of course, the thing you're afraid of is complacency.  In which case, I think, it is best to play the game with fear and arrogance.