Reid Hoffman is the co-founder of LinkedIn, a partner at Greylock, and widely viewed as one of the most successful investors of all time. A founding board member of PayPal, he is now a board member at Microsoft as well as other companies and nonprofits. He's the host of WaitWhat's award-winning podcast Masters of Scale podcast and the bestselling author of The Startup of You, The Alliance, and Blitzscaling.
June Cohen and Deron Triff are the executive producers of the podcast Masters of Scale and co-founders of WaitWhat, the media company behind the hit podcasts Masters of Scale, Meditative Story, and Spark & Fire. Previously, they led TED's media enterprise, growing TED Talks from its initial concept to an audience of 1 billion.
On his podcast Masters of Scale, Silicon Valley legend Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn, investor at Greylock) sits down with the leaders of the world's most iconic companies, including Apple, Nike, Netflix, Spotify, Starbucks, Google, Instagram and Microsoft, as well as the bold, disruptive startups - from 23andMe to TaskRabbit, from the Black List to the Bevel razor - solving the problems of the 21st century. In this book, he draws on their most riveting, revealing stories to distil the counterintuitive secrets behind the most extraordinary success stories of our times.
Through vivid storytelling and straightforward analysis, Masters of Scale distils their collective insights into a set of counterintuitive principles that anyone can use. How do you find a winning idea and turn it into a scalable venture? What can you learn from a "squirmy no"? When should you stop listening to your customers? Which fires should you put out right away, and which should you let burn? And can you really make money while making the world a better place? (Answer: Yes. But you have to do the work to keep your profits and values aligned.)
Based on more than 100 interviews, and incorporating new material never aired on the podcast, Masters of Scale offers a unique insider's guide, filled with insights, wisdom, and strategies that will inspire you to reimagine how you do business today.
With his characteristic wit, Reid Hoffman draws on the full breadth of his experiences as a founder and investor to offer a level of nuance and insight into the entrepreneurial journey - with all its twists and turns - that few others could. Most importantly, he shows how any company of any stripe can bake generosity and social good into their DNA, and how making a positive contribution to the world can be the driving force that helps your company scale.The antidote for the creeping feeling that the business world is hopelessly out of ideas and awash in get-rich-quick schemes.When you're in the mood for a pep talk, who better to turn to than a well-networked, optimistic mentor who is naturally in your corner?It was surprising to learn-as I did from Reid Hoffman's new book, Masters of Scale-how many of today's top Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are inveterate questioners, driven by curiosity... You need to be a restless learner and a person who's not afraid to question anything-including your own bright ideas... One of the surprises in the Masters of Scale book is seeing how many success stories were born out of failure.
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|Author:||Reid HoffmanJune CohenDeron Triff|