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...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Author:Reid Hoffman
Rating:
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. ...
  • Prasanth K V S S D
    Dec 29, 2018
    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...
  • 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
    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...
  • 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...
  • Andrus
    Feb 12, 2019
    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 China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...
  • 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...
  • Fabricio
    Feb 17, 2019
    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...
  • Zahedul
    Nov 19, 2018
    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...
  • Evelyn Ding
    Feb 23, 2019
    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...
  • 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...
  • Michael Dominick
    Jan 26, 2019
    While Reid Hoffman is certainly a legend in the tech / startup community, I find some of the positions to be taken in this book to be a little "embrace the bro." In particular, the comments about work / life balance and what a startup employee's life should look missed the mark for me....
  • Denis Vasilev
    Oct 19, 2018
    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...
  • 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 ...
  • Lakhdar Meftah
    Feb 25, 2019
    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seng Wee Wong
    Mar 19, 2019
    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...
  • Christiaan Mostert
    Mar 16, 2019
    A insightful book with interesting new business strategies one can deploy. I do feel the book focused to much on Silicon Valley and Venture capital. More focus should be placed on how SMEs companies in 'standard' cities can also achieve hyper growth. The book focused almost solly on on...
  • 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...
  • Shanice
    Feb 09, 2019
    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...
  • 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...
  • Walter Zielkowski
    Feb 14, 2019
    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...
  • Leo Fischer
    Feb 09, 2019
    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...
  • 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...