Blitzscaling
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 startups 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 ten employees or ten thousand, Blitzscaling is the essential playbook for winning in a world where speed is the only competitive advantage that matters.

Blitzscaling Details

TitleBlitzscaling
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ReleaseOct 9th, 2018
PublisherCurrency
ISBN-139781524761417
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GenreBusiness, Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Science, Technology

Blitzscaling Review

  • Denis Vasilev
    January 1, 1970
    Объяснение концепции, которую сам же Рид Хоффман и придумал - блитцскейлинг. Не так много инсайтов, проблема - книга написана по материалам оффлайн курса и слишком много достаточно базовых и повторяющихся вещей. Из интересного - объяснение в чем смысл блитцскейлинга, его особенности, фазы, риски, отличие от просто быстрого роста/масштабирования.
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  • Sebastian Gebski
    January 1, 1970
    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-specific rules. This impression lasted until 15%-20% of the book. Fortunately, I've prevailed & read further ...... and now I can confirm that there's actually a lot of valuable content in these pages. A lot of good I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-specific rules. This impression lasted until 15%-20% of the book. Fortunately, I've prevailed & read further ...... and now I can confirm that there's actually a lot of valuable content in these pages. A lot of good points regarding various profiles of people (& where they fit), archetypes of culture, conditions when rapid scaling may be beneficial (or not), roles of managers & executives, importance of network effects, etc. Book is in fact very practical & it clearly feels that it was written by someone who has got the experience "in the trenches".In the end, maybe it's not a "super-clear, undisputed 5 stars", but surely not less than 4.5. Recommended read.
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  • Harish
    January 1, 1970
    A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises capturing voices & perspectives of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, consumers and society. If one wants to learn to ride the disruption and be part of building the future rather than future being forced upon A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises capturing voices & perspectives of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, consumers and society. If one wants to learn to ride the disruption and be part of building the future rather than future being forced upon one, then this book offers plenty of techniques. Recommended routes to grow a business from zero to billion are on the basis of real stories. Reid Hoffman has done a commendable job of presenting his best learning and insights of several industry leaders. The book lead me to tune into his podcast "Masters of Scale" which compliments this work beautifully. I have become a fan of Reid.
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  • Francisco Mello
    January 1, 1970
    Very good book about high growth entrepreneurshipVery good book about how companies grow like crazy with Venture Capital money. Has interesting stories drawn from the Masters of Scale podcast.
  • Fabian Il.
    January 1, 1970
    Solid book from people with read credentials in the business world (at least Reid Hoffman).
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