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Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

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The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands.On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, 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.

  1. 1.
    Rapid Response: Nothing matters but this. w/Eric Schmidt (frmr Google CEO)09/15/2020
    42:05
  2. 2.
    Rapid Response: What you can learn from how schools are pivoting, w/ Success Academy's Eva Moskowitz09/08/2020
    38:40
  3. 3.
    70. Peloton’s John Foley — How to turn skeptics into fans08/25/2020
    50:09
  4. 4.
    69: Why your company needs new rituals w/Shishir Mehrotra (YouTube, Coda) 08/18/2020
    47:36
  5. 5.
    Classic: The infinite learner, w/Barry Diller (Part 1 of our interview)08/11/2020
    47:54
  6. 6.
    Classic: How to price your product to scale, w/ClassPass's Payal Kadakia08/04/2020
    46:51
  7. 7.
    68. Be a painkiller AND a vitamin, w/Clara Shih (Hearsay Systems)07/28/2020
    38:47
  8. 8.
    Classic: Let fires burn w/Selina Tobaccowala (Evite, SurveyMonkey, Gixo)07/21/2020
    40:02
  1. 9.
    Rapid Response: Building a bridge over troubled waters, with Spelman College president Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell 07/18/2020
    47:32
  2. 10.
    67. Strategy Session 5: How transparent should you be with your board? How do you boost morale in dark days? Is it time to blitzscale?07/14/2020
    35:32
  3. 11.
    Rapid Response: Inside PayPal's $530M plan to close the racial wealth gap, with CEO Dan Schulman 07/11/2020
    35:51
  4. 12.
    Rapid Response: What it will take for tech and Hollywood to be anti-racist, w/Color Of Change's Rashad Robinson 07/09/2020
    38:28
  5. 13.
    66. The 4 core principles of crisis management, w/Ellen Kullman (DuPont, Carbon)07/07/2020
    41:20
  6. 14.
    Rapid Response: A new playbook for new times, w/Ford Foundation president Darren Walker07/02/2020
    32:34
  7. 15.
    65. Stephen Colbert + DonorsChoose's Charles Best — The power of small goals06/30/2020
    54:31
  8. 16.
    Rapid Response: Burning cash, accepting turbulence w/Delta CEO Ed Bastian06/27/2020
    41:25
  9. 17.
    Classic: Liberating the human spirit, w/Robert F. Smith (Vista Equity, Morehouse Commencement), Recorded live at Summit LA 201906/23/2020
    1:00:37
  10. 18.
    Rapid Response: How business can engage against racism, w/Shellye Archambeau (MetricStream, Nordstrom, Verizon) 06/19/2020
    45:13
  11. 19.
    64. Build. Measure. Learn, w/Eric Ries of The Lean Startup and the LTSE06/16/2020
    51:30
  12. 20.
    Rapid Response: GM's Mary Barra: "Going ventilator fast"06/13/2020
    35:26
  13. 21.
    63. Strategy Session 4: The post-pandemic business, w/questions from Village Global and co-host Bob Safian, editor-at-large06/09/2020
    46:13
  14. 22.
    Rapid Response: BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: Record-high audience, record-low revenue06/06/2020
    37:52
  15. 23.
    Bonus: Reid’s 2020 Commencement Speech: In a crisis, steer toward the emerging opportunities06/03/2020
    29:36
  16. 24.
    Rapid Response: Danny Meyer, 10 weeks later: How to revive restaurants 05/30/2020
    43:22
  17. 25.
    Rapid Response: How "startup DNA" helped One Medical respond to Covid, with CEO Amir Rubin05/28/2020
    38:06
  18. 26.
    62. A masterclass in crowdsourcing, w/Duolingo's Luis Von Ahn05/26/2020
    44:28
  19. 27.
    Rapid Response: How Warby Parker is making decisions in uncertainty, with CEO Neil Blumenthal05/23/2020
    36:53
  20. 28.
    61. How to unite a team, Part 2 w/Angela Ahrendts of Burberry, Apple 05/19/2020
    32:11
  21. 29.
    Rapid Response: Future-proofing Verizon, with CEO Hans Vestberg 05/16/2020
    30:28
  22. 30.
    60. Apple's Angela Ahrendts: How to unite a team (Part 1)05/12/2020
    37:29
  23. 31.
    Rapid Response: Operating in a fishbowl w/Philly 76ers & NJ Devils CEO Scott O’Neil 05/09/2020
    33:46
  24. 32.
    Rapid Response: Crisis lessons from inside the ER, with Dr. Bon Ku05/07/2020
    35:18
  25. 33.
    Rapid Response: Food security in a pandemic, w/Sara Menker of Gro Intelligence05/05/2020
    30:29
  26. 34.
    Rapid Response: Inside Panera’s pandemic pivot, with CEO Niren Chaudhary04/30/2020
    30:58
  27. 35.
    Rapid Response: A crisis leadership session with General Stanley McChrystal04/28/2020
    37:21
  28. 36.
    Rapid Response: Pet adoptions: Up. Delivery business: Up. What that means to Chewy’s Sumit Singh04/25/2020
    27:45
  29. 37.
    Rapid Response: Build government back – better, w/Jen Pahlka (Code for America, USDR)04/23/2020
    37:24
  30. 38.
    Rapid Response: Target’s Brian Cornell: “I want to see retail survive this” 04/20/2020
    25:02
  31. 39.
    Rapid Response: TaskRabbit's Stacy Brown-Philpot: “A pandemic doesn’t see money.”04/18/2020
    33:42
  32. 40.
    Rapid Response: Lyft’s John Zimmer: How to keep an essential business running04/16/2020
    27:21
  33. 41.
    Rapid Response: Airbnb’s Brian Chesky: "Crisis is pushing us back to our roots"04/13/2020
    34:19
  34. 42.
    Rapid Response: Fast pivots for changing needs w/DonorsChoose Charles Best04/07/2020
    18:25
  35. 43.
    Rapid Response: Relief funding & crowdfunding in a crisis w/Karen Cahn of IFundWomen04/04/2020
    34:49
  36. 44.
    Rapid Response: Crisis data is the story of our times, says Crisis Text Line founder04/02/2020
    27:23
  37. 45.
    Rapid Response: Hourly workers are a ‘hero class’ w/Cue Ball’s Tony Tjan03/31/2020
    37:08
  38. 46.
    Rapid Response: First, be human – Thoughts on the crisis from Reid Hoffman03/26/2020
    33:01
  39. 47.
    Rapid Response: Danny Meyer on the wrenching decision to do layoffs 03/24/2020
    34:53
  40. 48.
    Rapid Response: Remote teams, w/WordPress/Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg 03/18/2020
    18:13
  41. 49.
    59. How to start a revolution, w/Bitcoin pioneer Wences Casares (Xapo)02/27/2020
    43:27
  42. 50.
    58. Strategy Session 3: When to replace the founder, how to be a learn-it-all, when to take the "venture bet," w/questions from Endeavor Outliers and co-host Bob Safian, editor-at-large02/20/2020
    57:30
  43. 51.
    57. Be a platform, w/Shopify's Tobi Lütke 02/13/2020
    38:38
  44. 52.
    Classic: Netflix’s Reed Hastings: Why culture matters02/06/2020
    43:21
  45. 53.
    56. When to zoom in, when to zoom out, w/Josh Silverman (Etsy/eBay/Skype/Evite)01/23/2020
    45:16
  46. 54.
    55. Strategy Session 2: When not to blitzscale, how to persuade your board to let you slow down, and: Are you in a Glengarry Glen Ross market? w/questions from Endeavor,and co-host Youngme Moon of HBS01/17/2020
    44:17
  47. 55.
    Bonus: A Meditative Story from Reid Hoffman01/13/2020
    32:30
  48. 56.
    54. What's the hidden business behind your business? w/Rent the Runway's Jenn Hyman01/09/2020
    46:45
  49. 57.
    Classic: How to find your big idea w/Spanx's Sara Blakely01/03/2020
    46:20
  50. 58.
    53. Bill Gates: The biggest success story you haven't heard (Part 2)12/20/2019
    47:59
  51. 59.
    52. How to solve an impossible challenge, w/Megan Smith (US CTO, Google, shift7) 12/13/2019
    39:32
  52. 60.
    51. LIVE! Find your Trojan horse, w/Robert F. Smith12/05/2019
    1:12:28
  53. 61.
    50. Ray Dalio: How to embrace conflict11/26/2019
    48:34
  54. 62.
    Classic: Raise more money than you need, w/Minted's Mariam Naficy11/21/2019
    34:37
  55. 63.
    49. How to set the drumbeat, w/LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner11/15/2019
    45:07
  56. 64.
    48. Bill Gates: How to accelerate history (Part 1)11/07/2019
    46:13
  57. 65.
    47. Make it epic, w/will.i.am10/31/2019
    47:20
  58. 66.
    46. LIVE! Patience or speed? Both. w/Tory Burch10/17/2019
    1:04:15
  59. 67.
    Classic: Keep humans in the equation, w/TaskRabbit's Stacy Brown-Philpot10/10/2019
    42:03
  60. 68.
    45. Strategy Session 1: How do you gain your users' trust? How do you build a team and company culture at the same time? w/questions from Entrepreneur First and co-host Jason Feifer of Entrepreneur magazine09/26/2019
    42:24
  61. 69.
    Classic. How to build your company to last, w/Fiat's John Elkann09/12/2019
    51:07
  62. 70.
    44. Take on Goliath — and win, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston09/05/2019
    48:24
  63. 71.
    Bonus: Recharge your brain with a Meditative Story by Arianna Huffington08/06/2019
    28:10
  64. 72.
    43. 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki: Embrace the gatekeepers08/01/2019
    45:37
  65. 73.
    Classic: The Big Pivot w/Slack's Stewart Butterfield07/26/2019
    42:47
  66. 74.
    42. Small changes with big impact w/Whitney Wolfe Herd of Bumble07/18/2019
    45:00
  67. 75.
    41. Entrepreneurship as a second act w/Gwyneth Paltrow07/02/2019
    48:17
  68. 76.
    Bonus: 10 New Rules for Big Career Changes (The Graduation Episode) w/Jordan Harbinger06/21/2019
    1:22:08
  69. 77.
    40. How pirates become the navy, w/Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi 06/05/2019
    49:31
  70. 78.
    39. The case for bootstrapping, w/Mailchimp's Ben Chestnut05/21/2019
    50:14
  71. 79.
    38. Open or closed? The answer is both, w/Joi Ito04/30/2019
    40:42
  72. 80.
    Bonus: When your invention becomes a weapon, from "Should This Exist?"04/11/2019
    38:43
  73. 81.
    37. Take bigger risks, w/Shellye Archambeau03/26/2019
    44:37
  74. 82.
    36. Check your blindspot, w/Sallie Krawcheck (Ellevest) 03/12/2019
    50:36
  75. 83.
    35. The Reid Hoffman Story (Part 2): Make everyone a hero 02/26/2019
    1:01:54
  76. 84.
    34. The Reid Hoffman Story (Part 1): Make everyone a hero 01/22/2019
    49:30
  77. 85.
    33. Let your customers be your scouts, w/Eventbrite's Julia Hartz01/08/2019
    42:17
  78. 86.
    32. To scale, you must master the skill of storytelling, w/Charity: Water's Scott Harrison 12/18/2018
    54:31
  79. 87.
    31. The Millennial Episode, w/Brit + Co's Brit Morin 11/19/2018
    42:48
  80. 88.
    30. The elusive formula for great hiring, w/Workday's Aneel Bhusri11/05/2018
    46:12
  81. 89.
    29. When to ignore conventional wisdom, w/Shake Shack's Danny Meyer10/22/2018
    44:45
  82. 90.
    28. What great founders do at night, w/Arianna Huffington of Thrive Global10/03/2018
    45:51
  83. 91.
    27. How to build trust fast, w/Spotify's Daniel Ek09/19/2018
    43:25
  84. 92.
    26. Instagram's Kevin Systrom: Keep it simple while scaling big 09/06/2018
    40:46
  85. 93.
    25. How to make the star employees you need, w/Marissa Mayer08/08/2018
    46:37
  86. 94.
    24. How to kill your bad ideas, w/Zynga's Mark Pincus07/25/2018
    39:24
  87. 95.
    23. Keep humans in the equation, w/TaskRabbit's Stacy Brown-Philpot07/11/2018
    42:18
  88. 96.
    22. How to find your big idea, w/Spanx's Sara Blakely 03/21/2018
    46:35
  89. 97.
    21. How to do good and do good business, w/Starbucks' Howard Schultz03/07/2018
    47:49
  90. 98.
    Bonus: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success w/guest host Tim Ferriss02/28/2018
    1:35:48
  91. 99.
    20. Never underestimate your first idea, w/Twitter/Medium's Ev Williams02/21/2018
    49:55
  92. 100.
    19. How to price your product to scale, w/ClassPass' Payal Kadakia 02/14/2018
    48:12
  93. 101.
    18. How to build your company to last, w/Fiat's John Elkann02/07/2018
    51:03
  94. 102.
    17. Customer love is all you need, w/Y Combinator's Sam Altman01/31/2018
    45:24
  95. 103.
    16. Build a more human internet, w/Caterina Fake (Etsy, Kickstarter, Flickr, "Should This Exist?") 01/24/2018
    45:58
  96. 104.
    15. Learn to unlearn (Part 2) w/Barry Diller12/13/2017
    35:55
  97. 105.
    14. The infinite learner, w/Barry Diller (Part 1 of our interview)12/06/2017
    49:30
  98. 106.
    13. The Big Pivot, w/Slack's Stewart Butterfield 11/15/2017
    43:13
  99. 107.
    12. Look for the ideas that come at you sideways, w/Diane Greene of Google, VMware11/10/2017
    40:29
  100. 108.
    11. Escape the competition, w/PayPal's Peter Thiel 11/08/2017
    48:06
  101. 109.
    Bonus: Seven lesser-known laws of leadership08/26/2017
    9:42
  102. 110.
    10. Let fires burn, w/Selina Tobaccowala of Gixo07/19/2017
    40:40
  103. 111.
    9. The next Silicon Valley is...? w/Endeavor's Linda Rottenberg07/12/2017
    47:22
  104. 112.
    Bonus: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success w/guest host Tim Ferriss07/05/2017
    1:35:42
  105. 113.
    8. Why culture matters, w/Netflix's Reed Hastings06/28/2017
    42:55
  106. 114.
    7. Your plan B needs a plan B, w/Crisis Text Line founder Nancy Lublin 06/14/2017
    38:56
  107. 115.
    6. Innovation is managed chaos, w/Eric Schmidt of Google/Alphabet06/07/2017
    35:22
  108. 116.
    5. Lead, lead again, w/Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg05/31/2017
    40:05
  109. 117.
    4. Imperfect is perfect, w/Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg05/24/2017
    34:50
  110. 118.
    3. Learn from every "no," w/Walker & Company's Tristan Walker 05/17/2017
    34:36
  111. 119.
    2. Raise more money than you need, w/Minted's Mariam Naficy 05/10/2017
    34:13
  112. 120.
    BONUS: Uncut Interview w/ Airbnb's Brian Chesky05/04/2017
    1:26:57
  113. 121.
    1. Airbnb's Brian Chesky in Handcrafted05/03/2017
    37:02
  114. 122.
    Coming Soon: Masters of Scale04/18/2017
    2:08

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