It's odd. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO at much-maligned and strongly hated Facebook ( FB) can teach veteran executives how to deal with crisis and adjust on the fly. As I detailed earlier this week, Hewlett Packard (HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman can learn from Zuckerberg. And so can Hastings. If Zuckerberg can stray from Facebook's social mission even a bit, why can't Hastings do something similar? Netflix's survival depends on it. At the time of publication, the author was long FB. Follow @RoccoPendolaThis article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.