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What can you learn from a Silicon Valley legend and a pantheon of iconic leaders? The key to scaling a successful business isn't talent, network or strategy. It's an entrepreneurial mindset - and that mindset can be cultivated.

Behind the scenes in Silicon Valley, Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn, investor at Greylock) is a sought-after advisor to heads of companies and heads of state. On his podcast Masters of Scale, he sits down with an all-star list of visionary founders and leaders, digging into the surprising strategies that power their growth. In this book, he draws on their most riveting, revealing stories- as well his own experience as a founder and investor - to distil the counterintuitive secrets behind the most extraordinary success stories of our times.

Here, Hoffman teams up with Masters of Scale's executive producers to offer a rare window into the entrepreneurial mind. They share surprising never-before-told stories from 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.

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.

©2021 Reid Hoffman, June Cohen, Deron Triff (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-21

Must have for tech startups!

An amazing way of collaborating soo many great people and minds to give you advice and encouragement. This is almost secret behind the scenes advice for starting and growing a business. This is one for review and study.

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  • Matt
  • 09-19-21

If you love the podcast, you will love this audiobook

I am honoured to be writing on of the first reviews here on Reid‘s latest publication.

Full disclosure: Masters of Scale is by far my favourite podcast. So I was excited to learn about this audio book coming up. I was also sceptical on how it would be different to the podcast. In summary: it’s a different format to other audio books, it’s more engaging and I loved it!

The mix out of business stories, told by the biggest founders of our time, blended with Reid‘s wisdom and insights makes this audio book special. It also adds another level of authenticity.

I especially enjoyed Reid’s thoughts and key points to take away at the end of each chapter.

Reid has inspired me for the last few years, probably more than any other author. And although we have not met, his publications - this book included - give you a comforting feeling that you have a mentor with him by your side.

After my last business failed (badly), I knew I had to do things differently this time. And although we are just getting started, we are putting scale at the heart of our new operation. It’s a different energy from the get go.

Thank you Reid for this and all your other publications.