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Publisher's Summary

Foreword by Bill Gates

LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.

What entrepreneur or founder doesn't aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what separates the start-ups that get disrupted and disappear from the ones who grow to become global giants? The secret is blitzscaling: a set of techniques for scaling up at a dizzying pace that blows competitors out of the water. 

The objective of blitzscaling is not to go from zero to one but from one to one billion as quickly as possible. When growing at a breakneck pace, getting to next level requires very different strategies from those that got you to where you are today. In a book inspired by their popular class at Stanford Business School, Hoffman and Yeh reveal how to navigate the necessary shifts and weather the unique challenges that arise at each stage of a company's life cycle, such as: how to design business models for igniting and sustaining relentless growth; strategies for hiring and managing; how the role of the founder and company culture must evolve as the business matures, and more.

Whether your business has 10 employees or 10,000, Blitzscaling is the essential playbook for winning in a world where speed is the only competitive advantage that matters. 

©2018 Reid Hoffman and Chris Yen (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Could go deeper

I don't feel that the cases explained in the book goes, deep enough, I have heard all Master of Scale, and I feel there's missing something.

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Great Stories and Examples

Although the principle of Blitzscaling isn't for everyone - everyone in business should read this book. RH has "been there and done that" so many times in business that his experiences are always a must read. DR

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  • Cam
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love this book!!!

I can not recommend it enough to anyone thinking about starting and growing a company.

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Becoming a category leader!

We won't all get the chance to work for a company's whose leaders are brave enough to blitzscale, but if you do, this book lays out the game plan. #modernworkplace

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Been better if Reid with the voice throughout.

Great audio book. now owning a physical copy of the book a must for reference. Wish it had more diverse examples as the Facebook, Google, Amazon trio grew old.

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90% Narrated by Chris Yeh

Reid Hoffman seems to only cover the first chapter then Chris Yeh covers the rest of the book.

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very good and motivational

if you are looking for ideas or mechanisms t drive growth in your company this is a good book to read. heavy on the silicon valley analogies but helpful just the same

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The book is amazing. Exceeded my expectations.

This book was better than the last and the stanford course on Blitzscaling. worth the wait!

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for those brilliant entrepreneurs

normal people/leaders/managers may not get a lot of use out of this. it's interesting, but not practical for the average human unless you're in a startup and looking for opportunities to grow fast.

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Knowledge blitz

Smart insightful informative intelligent practical relatively easy listening trying to get to 10 stupid words. Why be concise when you can say something with 5 stars why not use 50 words wtf audible

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