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Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

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Rank #55 in Business category

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Technology
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The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, from Starbucks to Slack — share the stories and strategies that helped them grow from startups into global businesses.On each episode of Masters of Scale, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn founder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how business scale, while his guests share the story of "how I built this company." Reid and guests talk leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks. With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Medium, Bumble, Yahoo, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

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The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, from Starbucks to Slack — share the stories and strategies that helped them grow from startups into global businesses.On each episode of Masters of Scale, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn founder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how business scale, while his guests share the story of "how I built this company." Reid and guests talk leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks. With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Medium, Bumble, Yahoo, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

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Listen, Take Notes and Thank Reid

By Ron Gavillet - Jun 11 2019
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It is rather shocking the number of petty, negative comments in the reviews. Seriously? Reid doesn’t have to do this. He doesn’t need to chase down guests, do a ton of preparation and all the post production editing and sign-off. What he and his guests share is a gift. Just listen, take notes and thank Reid. Thank you Reid and your team.

Speaks too dramatically

By Johnnylovesdonuts - Jun 05 2019
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Reid, please just speak normally. The "dramatic/storytelling" voice is hard to listen to. I have to put it on 2x speed just to be less annoyed. We listen for the content, not the dramatic effects.

iTunes Ratings

2876 Ratings
Average Ratings
2404
205
104
59
104

Listen, Take Notes and Thank Reid

By Ron Gavillet - Jun 11 2019
Read more
It is rather shocking the number of petty, negative comments in the reviews. Seriously? Reid doesn’t have to do this. He doesn’t need to chase down guests, do a ton of preparation and all the post production editing and sign-off. What he and his guests share is a gift. Just listen, take notes and thank Reid. Thank you Reid and your team.

Speaks too dramatically

By Johnnylovesdonuts - Jun 05 2019
Read more
Reid, please just speak normally. The "dramatic/storytelling" voice is hard to listen to. I have to put it on 2x speed just to be less annoyed. We listen for the content, not the dramatic effects.
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Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #55 in Business category

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The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, from Starbucks to Slack — share the stories and strategies that helped them grow from startups into global businesses.On each episode of Masters of Scale, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn founder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how business scale, while his guests share the story of "how I built this company." Reid and guests talk leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks. With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Medium, Bumble, Yahoo, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

Rank #1: Keep Humans In the Equation w/ TaskRabbit's Stacy Brown-Philpot

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You may think that to scale you need to cut humans out of the equation. The opposite is true. You can harness the power of the "human cloud" to solve almost any problem — as long as you keep the word “human” in the equation. That's what TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot champions for this community of people who work with each other, teach each other, and continually learn from each other. With cameos by DeLashea Strawder (Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit) and Whitney Johnson (Author, "Build An A Team").

Jul 11 2018
35 mins
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Rank #2: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg in Imperfect is Perfect

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If you’re Steve Jobs, you can wait for your product to be perfect. But there are almost no Steve Jobs’ in the world. For the rest of us, If you’re not embarrassed by your first product release, you’ve released it too late. Imperfect is perfect. Why? Because your assumptions about what people want are never exactly right. Most entrepreneurs create great products through a tight feedback loop with real customers using a real product. So don’t fear imperfections; they won’t make or break your company. What will make or break you is speed. And no one knows this better than Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. He shares the origin story of his famous mantra, “move fast and break things” and how this ethos applied as Facebook evolved from student project to tech giant.
May 24 2017
29 mins
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Rank #3: Escape the Competition w/ PayPal's Peter Thiel

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If you want to grow your business, your goal isn’t to beat the competition — it’s to escape the competition altogether. No one knows this better than Paypal founder Peter Thiel. “Competition is for losers,” he’s been known to say. Thiel is a former colleague, frequent co-investor and long-time intellectual sparring partner with host Reid Hoffman. Their combined thinking on the competitive landscape is unmissable.

Nov 08 2017
41 mins
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Rank #4: The elusive formula for great hiring w/Workday's Aneel Bhusri

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Your first hires = cultural cofounders. And it’s worth your time to get every one right. Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri personally interviewed his first FIVE HUNDRED employees at Workday. He knows how to map back from the culture he wants, to employee attributes to interview questions. Today, with 8000+ employees and $2b in annual revenue, Workday is consistently rated one of the best places to work. With cameo appearances by Danny Meyer (Founder, Shake Shack), Arianna Huffington (founder, Thrive Global), Michael Bush (CEO, Great Place to Work) and Joyce Nethry (founder of Jeptha Creed Distillery).

Nov 05 2018
40 mins
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Rank #5: Netflix's Reed Hastings in Culture Shock

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I believe strong company cultures only emerge when every employee feels they own the culture — and this begins even before the first job interview. CEO Reed Hastings has built an adaptive, high-performing culture at NetFlix by being unabashedly upfront about who they are and who they aren’t. The company’s famous “culture deck” offers a 100-slide description of how NetFlix sees itself — not a “family” but a high performing sports team. It won’t appeal to everyone — and that’s the point. If you can define your culture tightly, while also resonating deeply with a diverse group of employees, you have a winning formula.

Jun 28 2017
36 mins
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Rank #6: Google/Alphabet's Eric Schmidt in Innovation = Managed Chaos

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Google has succeeded by innovating again and again. Not just search, but Gmail and Google Docs and even self-driving cars. Their secret? They don’t tell their employees how to innovate; they manage the chaos. Eric Schmidt—CEO of Google since 2001 and now Chairman of parent company Alphabet—shares the controversial management techniques he created to cultivate an environment of free-flowing ideas plus disciplined decision making that lead to breakthrough ideas. He reveals the hidden secret in Google’s famous “20% time” policy, their approach to hiring smart creatives, and the parallels between leading Google and piloting small airplanes. Plus, his “roommate” at Google, and the decision he made to support a crazy idea that he was certain would bankrupt the company.
Jun 07 2017
30 mins
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Rank #7: Bonus Episode: The Ten Commandments of Startup Success

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Guest host Tim Ferriss shares advice you’ll will want to etch into stone: the Ten Commandments of Startup Success. We teamed up with Tim’s eponymous podcast, the Tim Ferriss Show, to bring you this special remix of actionable lessons from every episode of Masters of Scale, Season One, including previously unaired insights from Airbnb’s Brian Chesky, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Endeavor’s Linda Rottenberg. Tim is an accomplished speaker who’s given multiple TED Talks and author of The 4 Hour Work Week. He’s masterful at extracting tips, tricks and lifehacks for busy entrepreneurs.

Jul 05 2017
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #8: Look sideways with Google / VMware’s Diane Greene

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Business plan not entirely clear? Not sure how you’ll make enough money or find your users? That's OK. Really. The most scalable ideas often come at you sideways. You'll find yourself crabwalking from a small market to a bigger one to one of unimaginable scale. We talk to the master of the entrepreneurial crabwalk, Diane Greene, who brought us into the age of cloud computing. As the founding CEO of VMWare and now the head of Google’s cloud division, she shares how she scampered sideways into a market of boundless potential.

Nov 10 2017
35 mins
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Rank #9: The Reid Hoffman Story (Part 1) — Make everyone a hero

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In this special episode, we turn the tables on host Reid Hoffman. He’s the guest and we tell his story, while proving a theory that’s perfect for Reid: You can chart an epic journey to scale, if you make everyone a hero along the way. Guest Host is June Cohen, Executive Producer of Masters of Scale, CEO of WaitWhat, and former Executive Producer of TED. Cameo Apperance: Matthew Mercer, host of the web series Critical Role.

Jan 22 2019
43 mins
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Rank #10: Shake Shack's Danny Meyer — When to ignore conventional wisdom

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To revolutionize an industry, you have to cast off received wisdom. Shake Shack’s Danny Meyer knows this well. When he opened his first high-end restaurant, New York’s Union Square Cafe, received wisdom told him food was the star attraction. But Danny knew to focus on how customers FEEL. And it’s this feeling – Danny calls it “enlightened hospitality” — that he’s scaled. From his first innovative restaurants, Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern, to the dramatic scale story of Shake Shack, Danny cast off received wisdom and wrote his own rules: The staff comes first; investors comes last; the customer isn’t always right; and “service” is not the same as “hospitality.” His simple ideas have radical implications for any industry. With a cameo appearance from Rick Barry (Former NBA player.)

Oct 22 2018
38 mins
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Rank #11: Why Customer Love is All You Need w/ Y Combinator's Sam Altman

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Better to have 100 users love you than 1 million that kinda like you. The true seed of scale is love, and you can't buy it, hack it, or game it. Ask Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's legendary startup accelerator. He knows that a product that's deeply loved — even by a tiny base of users — is one that can scale. We also hear an epic story of customer love from Chef Dominique Ansel, famed inventor of the Cronut. Plus cameos from Sara Blakely of Spanx and Aubrie Pagano of fashion line Bow & Drape.

Jan 31 2018
40 mins
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Rank #12: Grit Happens with Crisis Text Line's Nancy Lublin

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To succeed, entrepreneurs need a good idea, timing, money, luck. But more than anything, they need grit. Don’t confuse grit with sheer persistence; it’s not about charging up the same hill, again and again. The sort of grit you need to scale a business is less reliant on brute force. It’s actually one part determination and one part ingenuity — the ability to generate an endless supply of Plans B. And Nancy Lublin has a boundless supply of grit, which fueled her success scaling three successful not-for-profits: Dress for Success, DoSomething.org and Crisis Text Line. With practical wisdom and wicked humor, she shares the innovative approach to technology, financing, volunteers and staff development that have given her organizations such scale. If you think the for-profit world has a monopoly on scale thinking, think again.
Jun 14 2017
33 mins
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Rank #13: The Big Pivot with Slack's Stewart Butterfield

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In your company’s darkest moment, remember: You CAN pivot from failure to success. But only if you slash and burn everything that isn’t working. Slack’s co-founder and CEO, Stewart Butterfield, has twice navigated this kind of Big Pivot. He launched two different game companies, which turned into game-changing communications platforms (Flickr and Slack).

Nov 15 2017
37 mins
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Rank #14: Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in Lead, Lead Again

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In just 6 years, Facebook grew to 2 billion users and 14,000 employees. How? Well first, they hired COO Sheryl Sandberg. And she knew that to lead a fast-changing organization, you have to be as skilled at breaking plans as you are at making them. Great scale leaders know how to pivot. Every day, there are new competitors, new threats, new opportunities. There’s no simple, straightforward set of marching orders. It’s more like a dogfight. You and your team will be flying upside down and at an angle sometimes. Sandberg shares her practical, tactical on-the-ground lessons she learned at both Google and Facebook — everything from hiring people for roles that never existed before, celebrating birthdays for an enormous team, and navigating make-or-break crises as a management team. She also reveals the slow, professional courtship of Mark Zuckerberg.
May 31 2017
33 mins
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Rank #15: Infinite Learner (Part I) w/ IAC's Barry Diller

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Tinder. Top Gun. Roots. The Simpsons. What do they have in common? Media icon Barry Diller. Barry is what we call an "infinite learner." He’s only interested in things he's never done before. And if they’ve never been done by ANYONE? Better yet. He succeeds by embracing that he is, in fact, a master of nothing. Entrepreneurs, take note: You just might be an infinite learner yourself, and Barry shares a lesson or two you can use. 

Dec 06 2017
42 mins
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