A quick postscript to yesterday’s mention of Reid Hoffman’s new podcast, Masters of Scale. Many of the concepts discussed in Masters of Scale expand on a 2015 course taught at Stanford by Hoffman and his colleagues– John Lilly from Greylock Partners, LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue, and author Chris Yeh. The course focuses on Blitzscaling–or what Hoffman described in the Harvard Business Review as “the science and art of rapidly building out a company to serve a large and usually global market, with the goal of becoming the first mover at scale.” And to help demystify that process, Hoffman invited guest speakers to class to break things down. Eric Schmidt on Structuring Teams and Scaling Google, Netflix’s Reed Hastings on Building a Streaming Empire, Airbnb’s Brian Chesky on Launching Airbnb and the Challenges of Scale–they’re among the experts featured in the course.
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