62 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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    • 4.6, 3K 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

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Jake Richardson ,

Real Brain Food

I love this podcast. Reid has a great mindset. He frames each episode as a hypothesis and tests it with his guest. I work at a large company with a start up building software who we acquired and we are trying to bring start up mindset to a large company. Someone on my team forwarded me the pirate ship to navy episode which really resonated with integration of a small company and a larger one. I get ideas that I chew on or apply to work all the time.

What I love about the pod cast:

1. Reid is a great thinker and his network and his theories.

2. The length of each episode and how sponsors appear. Some podcasts I need to wait ten minutes listening to ads before getting to the podcast.

3. Great production and sound, use of music and singing.

4. His diverse guest list. Women, men, people of color.

What could be a little better: Reid needs to let the guest talk a little more sometimes. Also, most of us can’t move to Silicon Valley or don’t want to. While the “other Silicon Valleys” episode gets to this, it seems like all the guests went to Stanford sometimes. The uncut interviews have been really interesting.

Overall a really great show. I really like it.

stacey seward vandiver ,

Well done!

I absolutely love how Reid leads his podcast! It’s not just an interview but a story...and motivating to boot!! Well done Reid🙌🙌

sea.space ,

Way too much ads...

5 stair contents...but are packed with heavy ads, so reduced to 3 stars. I would give a five star if there are less than 2% ads time

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