Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
A hugely informative book. Based on real-world challenges and experiences. Even if you not scaling a new concept or idea it’s a must-read. The authors offer key elements of business strategy and execution that apply to implement and achieving success for any business scenario.
Reid Hoffman, www.forbes.com/reid-hoffman, LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast, www.mastersofscale.com, reveal the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.
For those of you who do not know. Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Investor at Greylock. In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders. Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to gender balance for guests.
Blitzscaling highlights a set of techniques employed by high growth and scalable businesses. The authors demonstrate that achieving success is the result of outmanoeuvring the competition and leading the market. The objective of Blitzscaling is not to go from zero to one, but from one to one billion –as quickly as possible. Grow at lightning speed. Be Innovative. Focus on milestones. Grow through experience. Fail quick and learn fast.
When growing at a breakneck pace, getting to the 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. Highly recommended reading for Chief Executive Officers and business owners leading growth-focused businesses.
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