67 episodes

The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands.
On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks. 
With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.
Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Medium, Bumble, Yahoo, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

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    • 4.9, 223 Ratings

The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands.
On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks. 
With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.
Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Medium, Bumble, Yahoo, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

ks arun ,

No substitute!!!

As they say best things in the world are free.This is the best podcast out there for people interested in business.

iamsaurabhc ,

Source of my daily inspiration

If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, you'll love every single episode of this podcast. The Topics are highly diverse, the guests bring very unique experiences and failures and thought process, and Reid and team puts a lots of efforts to make each and every single podcast interesting and engaging.

As a 25 year old, I feel the best way to gain experience is to learn from other's experiences and then take action. I've been able to do the same better, thanks to Masters of Scale!

rsdheeraj ,

Some of the best inspiration for entrepreneurs

There is great content, the most inspiring entrepreneurs and executives come on the podcast, the production quality and editing is amazing, and even the ads are well-made and have a story! The format of having a hypothesis in each episode is amazing. It builds that anticipation. The same is true with the side stories in episodes.
Each episode has some great hooks such as: Brian Chesky on doing non-scalable things, Miriam Naficy's advise on raising money, insights on bulding a culture by Reed Hastings, Selina Tobaccowala on how and when it is okay to let some fires burn, Stewart Butterfield's story on the pivot that lead to Slack, Caterina Fake's view on what social really is, Howard Shultz's amazing story of involving parents of Starbucks partners, Sara Blakely's journey to the Oprah Winfrey show and beyond, Kevin Systrom's story of how Holga was the inspiration for Instagram, Daniel Ek proving the 'shortcuts to trust' hypothesis, Reid Hoffman's own story of making everyone a hero and many more.
This podcast is a 'must listen' for every entrepreneur and anyone who wants to be one.

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