Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

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.

Title:Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
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  • Sipho

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have us...

  • Yxas

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they...

  • Andrus

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that Ch...

  • Leonardo Andreucci

    This book is a must read for people in any role in a fast-growing startup. It looks like Reid spent a year in our company and wrote the book. It has really helped me understand the changes the company...

  • Sebastian Gebski

    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 o...

  • Anita

    Blitzscaling is a book that I believe every entrepreneur should read today. It observes how speed and uncertainty are the new stability in the era of new emerging technologies and that those who act o...

  • Pascal Wagner

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the tr...

  • Paras Kapadia

    This book aims to be a text book of sorts for running a modern tech business. Blitzscaling is not an original framework or a specific technique like the 'Lean Start-up' or 'Hooked' but an examination ...

  • Zahedul

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

  • Szymon Kulec

    2 out of 5 stars means it's ok.The book starts in an interesting way segmenting approaches and showing where the blitzscaling approach approach lies. Then it's ok for a while. Then the meat grinder st...