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Blitzscaling

The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Narrated by: Chris Yeh, Reid Hoffman
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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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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I really enjoyed this audiobook

love the story , clear concepts , easy to understand , it opened up my mind to Blitzcaling !

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  • Jonathan Schroeder
  • 2019-01-14

Nothing new

I'm a big Reid Hoffman fan, which might be why I was a little disappointed his latest book Blitzscaling. This book truly fell short of the remarkable reputation Reid has for advising startup founders. I would heavily recommend saving your Audible credits if you are on the fence.

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  • Nicolai Bak Jensen
  • 2018-10-19

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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  • Juan M. Gironella
  • 2018-12-05

Not worth it

Honestly, I expected much more quality from a legend such as Reid Hoffman. It’s more a very long essay on why VC firms are right, rather than a real how to book for entrepreneurs. Much better to read the Lean Startup series by Eric Ries.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-01

Rich information but NOT a guideline

Good information but definitely by far it’s not a guideline, too abstract in a actionable way.

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  • Dustin T. Robins
  • 2018-10-09

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-17

Good speed of story, great insights

Love the book because of good examples, fresh mind thinking and explaining the concept of blitzscaling in a easy manner.

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  • Hector E. Huitron
  • 2019-08-19

Excellent material with plentiful examples.

i recommend it to founders and employees in every startup or scale up who want to transform the status quo as fast as possible.

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  • KC T.
  • 2019-07-12

I can't get enough!

Listening to "The Masters of Scale" podcast religiously and currently developing my own startup, I have gone through this book twice. It is a must read for any entrepreneur.

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  • Jesus
  • 2019-06-06

ok history lessons and story telling

no secret sauce here but good hindsight narratives on industries already changed x2 or x3; suggest using Tim Ferris to write the 2nd book for more powerful engagement and insight

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-22

Lots of good ideas & examples but for specific sized companies In

There’s loads of good content & materials in this book but you should take some of it with a grain of salt. Most businesses will never achieve the size & scale of the companies highlighted in this book. If you are a small, scrappy startup some of these ideas are not realistic. If you have already built a deca-million dollar business & want to take it to the next level — this book is for you! Regardless it’s enjoyable & lots of ideas!