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 th Foreword by Bill Gates LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale...

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Title:Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Author:Reid Hoffman
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Genres:Business
ISBN:1524761419
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

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

  • Benjamin
    Nov 03, 2018
    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...
  • Toby
    Nov 16, 2018
    This book is basically a summary and philosophical positioning on fast-growing companies. Blitzscaling is about investing heavily in growth in an uncertain environment. There are some good high-level guidelines about going through such change, e.g. listing growth factors and limiters, ...
  • Ocean Gebhardt
    Nov 20, 2018
    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...
  • د.أمجد الجنباز
    Nov 10, 2018
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  • Scott Wozniak
    Nov 08, 2018
    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...
  • Kiril Kirilov
    Dec 12, 2018
    So, I don?t buy the whole blitzscaling thing. It sounds more like ?survival bias? to me - ?We have done something, our company survived, so the thing we have done is the right thing to do in our place.? It skips all other companies that have done the same thing (called ?...
  • Harish
    Oct 18, 2018
    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 c...
  • Artem
    Dec 23, 2018
    Reid Hoffman?s Blitzscaling is a perfunctory mess ?????. If you?ve listened to his podcast, Masters of Scale, then this will be dry and repetitive. If you haven?t, then it will be mildly entertaining. Reid is a proven entrepreneur and investor and it?s quite entertain...
  • Zahedul
    Nov 19, 2018
    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...
  • Pascal Wagner
    Dec 12, 2018
    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 traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...
  • Sebastian Gebski
    Oct 26, 2018
    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-speci...
  • Denis Vasilev
    Oct 19, 2018
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  • Álvaro Barbosa
    Jan 19, 2019
    Reid shows the context that forces organizations to opt for accelerated growth and details the methodology of Blitzscaling, based on successful cases that he was the entrepreneur, mentor, investor or simply explored the whole story. I commend all entrepreneurs looking for or need acce...
  • Samer Chidiac
    Nov 24, 2018
    When it comes to REID's Books and program, you can consider yourself sitting at a university class. A very nice addition to the other books that Reid Hoffman have released and a very nice compliment to the Masters of Scale Podcast. Loved the book, and now I will be using the Term B...
  • Manda
    Jan 11, 2019
    This was required reading for my new job at a startup. I found it a too transnational, name-referencing and repetitive to be an enjoyable read. It did serve its purpose, though, and helped to open my mind to a new way of thinking about risky and uncertain business models. The examples ...
  • David S
    Dec 10, 2018
    Very insightful look into what it takes to (blitz)scale. I like the way the author divides the growth stages up and talks about the different characteristics of each. Memorable quote: "Speed and uncertainty are the new stability. The only way to thrive in this fast changing world is t...
  • Douglas O'laughlin
    Dec 19, 2018
    This book is about speed over everything, and is pretty enlightening for the mindset of the modern SV mindset. I think he has a lot of things right, and while it wasn't as well rounded / put together as I hoped, I learned a lot from it. Definitely recommend it ...
  • Mike Selden
    Jan 01, 2019
    Fascinating, has totally changed my thinking on how our company works. Not 100% relevant for us since we're a biotech company so the network effect is pretty impossible to incorporate but still, the rest was incredibly useful and the whole thing was really insightful. ...
  • Sipho
    Dec 18, 2018
    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 used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...
  • Sharon Orlopp
    Nov 11, 2018
    Excellent book about blitzscaling a business for huge success. Go Big or Go Home is the approach Reid Hoffman has taken. The book contains many examples of other companies and leaders who had the vision to think big and applied the resources behind the dream. Great best practices ar...
  • Artur Varushyla
    Jan 20, 2019
    A great book describing key stages a startup undergoes during its rapid growth where market dominance prioritized over quality and efficiency (in fact blitzscaling). Also found a bunch of useful steps/criteria showcased on real startups a company should follow during its development to...
  • Agustín Fischer
    Nov 07, 2018
    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...
  • Efua Ok
    Dec 15, 2018
    Blitz means lightning and scaling means scaling up. In business, this means growing a company rapidly. Here are some key takeaways from Blitzscaling companies: Sustainable Rapid business growth. Embrace uncertainty and risk. Prioritize speed over efficiency. A new termin...
  • Felipe CZ
    Dec 18, 2018
    Blitzscaling, from German "blitz" (lightning) and "scaling" (from scaling up) is a form of sustainable business growth that lets companies reach a massive scale very quickly. These companies, like Uber, prioritize speed over efficiency to achieve first-scaler advantage. The rapid growt...
  • Dean Calhoun
    Nov 23, 2018
    Great insight to the different stages of a rapidly growing company. Companies that wish to blitzscale need to understand and be comfortable with the chaos that occurs in the early stages. As Reed says, a startup is like jumping off a cliff and assembling the plane on the way down. T...
  • Stephen
    Jan 06, 2019
    Highly actionable analysis of the concept of prioritizing speed over efficiency in the face of uncertainty. Should be read by any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur, as it's directed most squarely at them. The structure is a series of lists and explanations for each, which can get a...
  • Alan Newton
    Nov 25, 2018
    The definitive handbook for a technology start up that has global ambitions. Packed for of useful insight and a framework for navigating the treacherous waters of a competitive market with a need for speed. Hoffman uses his own personal experiences at Pay Pal and LinkedIn, as well as e...
  • Otto Elger
    Jan 19, 2019
    Here?s what all of us need to realize about the Blitzscaling Era: Speed and uncertainty are the new stability. The only way to thrive in this fast-changing world is to accept the inevitability of change. ...
  • Ditri Ahmetaj
    Dec 30, 2018
    Half of the book is high-level talk that is unnecessary. There are some good management insights regarding blitzscaling your organization touching management innovation, business model and hiring practices. However the rest of the book is useless. By useless I mean the book includes...
  • Brit MacRae
    Jan 08, 2019
    If I was trying to build a TECH giant this book would've received 5 stars. I was reading it under the lens of using it as a model for my current business which is product-to-consumer in structure. Blitzscaling, from German "blitz" (lightning) and "scaling" (from scaling up) is a form o...