Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

By WaitWhat

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: Why business must be a force for good, w/former American Express CEO Ken Chenault
    32:53
  2. 2.
    92. J.J. Abrams: Make room for magic
    43:57
  3. 3.
    The Complete Interviews from Masters of Scale
    2:19
  4. 4.
    Rapid Response: Fashioning a greener closet, w/Rent the Runway's Jenn Hyman
    37:51
  5. 5.
    91. Build the right flywheel, w/Teach for America / Teach for All's Wendy Kopp
    46:59
  6. 6.
    Rapid Response: The promise and peril of engineering biology, w/Ginkgo Bioworks Reshma Shetty
    33:33
  7. 7.
    5 essential moves for post-pandemic success, featuring Airbnb, Etsy, Sunrun, and more
    42:36
  8. 8.
    Rapid Response: Upskilling and the war for talent, w/Guild Education CEO Rachel Carlson
    36:00
  1. 9.
    90. Alex Rodriguez: How mentorship provides an edge
    41:50
  2. 10.
    Rapid Response: Why real estate matters more than ever, with Compass founder & CEO Robert Reffkin
    34:46
  3. 11.
    89. President Barack Obama, part 2: How to adapt to changing rules
    43:01
  4. 12.
    Rapid Response: Inside Google’s Pandemic Safety Squad, w/Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo
    38:55
  5. 13.
    88. President Barack Obama: When the moment chooses you, part 1
    45:26
  6. 14.
    Rapid Response: Surviving a close shave, with Harry's co-CEO Andy Katz-Mayfield
    30:59
  7. 15.
    30. The elusive formula for great hiring, w/Workday's Aneel Bhusri
    47:26
  8. 16.
    Rapid Response: "A crucible moment for Instacart," with founder & CEO Apoorva Mehta
    28:50
  9. 17.
    A Strategy Session w/A-Rod + Reid: Build a team of mentors
    35:39
  10. 18.
    Rapid Response: A pandemic is not a business model, w/Blue Apron's Linda Findley Kozlowski
    32:04
  11. 19.
    87. Frustration is your friend, w/Houzz founder Adi Tatarko
    40:21
  12. 20.
    Rapid Response: Can bankruptcy save movie theaters? with Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor
    30:25
  13. 21.
    Unfiltered with Reid & Bob: GameStop, SPACs, gov't stimulus, and vaccines
    41:30
  14. 22.
    Rapid Response: Delta CEO Ed Bastian: Turbulence, recovery, and risk
    41:33
  15. 23.
    86. Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown: How to teach your customer
    49:39
  16. 24.
    Rapid Response: The trampoline effect, w/ Morning Brew CEO Alex Lieberman
    38:24
  17. 25.
    85. Mark Cuban: What investors really look for
    49:11
  18. 26.
    Rapid Response: The business of democracy, w/Leadership Now's Daniella Ballou-Aares
    38:58
  19. 27.
    84. Disney’s Bob Iger: How acquisitions become an ecosystem, part 2
    34:22
  20. 28.
    Airbnb's Brian Chesky: "We died and were reborn." A special Rapid Response
    48:35
  21. 29.
    83. Tyra Banks: Personal brand power
    48:58
  22. 30.
    Rapid Response: A prescription for healthy growth, with FIGS Co-CEO Heather Hasson
    32:42
  23. 31.
    82. Disney’s Bob Iger: How acquisitions become an ecosystem, part 1
    46:39
  24. 32.
    Nike’s CEO John Donahoe on wartime leadership (Rapid Response)
    37:36
  25. 33.
    81. Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson: The secret to big leaps
    42:51
  26. 34.
    A taste of Masters of Scale Season 8
    2:10
  27. 35.
    Rapid Response: Winning and losing, w/Vanderbilt University coach Jerry Stackhouse
    32:34
  28. 36.
    Rapid Response: Public-private opportunities, with Defense Innovation Unit's Mike Brown
    38:49
  29. 37.
    Rapid Response: Iterating under pressure, with Feeding America's Claire Babineaux-Fontenot
    36:50
  30. 38.
    Strategy Session: 5 burning questions & their unexpected answers w/Reid Hoffman & Bob Safian
    40:59
  31. 39.
    Rapid Response: Why we need to think again, w/Adam Grant
    37:22
  32. 40.
    80. How to be the steward of your idea, w/Affectiva's Rana el Kaliouby
    44:04
  33. 41.
    Rapid Response: Aggressive sustainability, w/Lynn Jurich, CEO of Sunrun
    37:30
  34. 42.
    79. How to master your emotions, w/Sam Harris
    40:15
  35. 43.
    Rapid Response: Ten months of pain and hope, w/restaurateur Danny Meyer
    36:11
  36. 44.
    6. Innovation is managed chaos, w/Eric Schmidt of Google/Alphabet
    36:56
  37. 45.
    Rapid Response: What the pandemic has cost women, w/Ellevest's Sallie Krawcheck
    37:56
  38. 46.
    54. What's the hidden business behind your business? w/Rent the Runway's Jenn Hyman
    46:25
  39. 47.
    8 reliable lessons for unreliable times
    1:01:29
  40. 48.
    2020: The Year in Review w/Reid Hoffman & Bob Safian
    55:14
  41. 49.
    Rapid Response: Why Salesforce bought Slack, w/Salesforce's Bret Taylor
    38:04
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    57. Be a platform, w/Shopify's Tobi Lütke
    38:49

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