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On Masters of Scale, iconic business leaders share lessons and strategies that have helped them grow the world's most fascinating companies. Founders, CEOs, and dynamic innovators join candid conversations about their triumphs and challenges with a set of luminary hosts, including founding host Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner). From navigating early prototypes to expanding brands globally, Masters of Scale provides priceless insights to help anyone grow their dream enterprise.

Masters of Scale Masters of Scale

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    • 4.6 • 3.9K Ratings

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On Masters of Scale, iconic business leaders share lessons and strategies that have helped them grow the world's most fascinating companies. Founders, CEOs, and dynamic innovators join candid conversations about their triumphs and challenges with a set of luminary hosts, including founding host Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner). From navigating early prototypes to expanding brands globally, Masters of Scale provides priceless insights to help anyone grow their dream enterprise.

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    Don’t stop learning: How Cornerstone kept scaling, w/Adam Miller

    Don’t stop learning: How Cornerstone kept scaling, w/Adam Miller

    Founded at the dawn of the dot-com era, entrepreneur Adam Miller’s original concept for Cornerstone was a kind of Netflix for adult education: training courses through CD-ROMs. Migrating to online offerings for major corporate clients, Adam steered the company through tough times that included an encounter with a loan shark, markets collapsing, and global crises. By the time he sold the company two decades later – for more than $5.2 billion – Adam learned essential lessons about how to scale during uncertainty.

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    • 33 min
    Rapid Response: Taking over when tragedy strikes, w/Guild's Bijal Shah

    Rapid Response: Taking over when tragedy strikes, w/Guild's Bijal Shah

    After Guild’s founding CEO suffered a stroke at the age of just 34, Bijal Shah was tapped to take the helm. Shah joins Rapid Response to share the story behind the emotional leadership change, and how she wrestled with the immense responsibility of shepherding a company out of crisis. Shah also discusses how Taylor Swift inspires her leadership, and why Guild recently partnered with Team USA ahead of the Paris Olympics. 

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    • 23 min
    Tinker your way to scale: James Dyson

    Tinker your way to scale: James Dyson

    James Dyson's journey to building a global invention enterprise began with a simple goal: to build a better vacuum. After 5,000+ prototypes and years of precise tinkering, his innovative bagless vacuum was ready. But none of the big brand names wanted it. So he started the Dyson company, betting that customers would be swayed by new technology, better performance, and distinctive design. Today the Dyson Corporation commands $9 billion in annual revenue, and — driven by engineering curiosity — develops products from air purifiers to hair dryers, even making a big bet on an electric car (that never hit the market). James Dyson’s inspiring story of scale involves challenging experts at every turn, relentless iteration, and a resilient view of failure as a stepping stone to the next breakthrough.

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    • 29 min
    Rapid Response: Crypto’s new chapter, w/Crypto Council for Innovation’s Sheila Warren

    Rapid Response: Crypto’s new chapter, w/Crypto Council for Innovation’s Sheila Warren

    For anyone skeptical about crypto hype, Sheila Warren explains why it is here to stay, and what you might be overlooking. As CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation, Warren joins Rapid Response to take us inside today’s crypto resurgence, in which 1 out of 5 Americans hold crypto in some fashion. Warren shares the story behind Congress’ recent bipartisan crypto bill, and how the industry is cracking down on bad actors and get-rich-quick schemes. Plus, how crypto is part of the underlying tech behind a “new internet.” 

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    • 25 min
    Bonus: Angela Duckworth’s “No Stupid Questions” Podcast

    Bonus: Angela Duckworth’s “No Stupid Questions” Podcast

    Masters of Scale guest, psychologist, and “Grit” author Angela Duckworth also hosts the podcast “No Stupid Questions.” With her co-host, entrepreneur and executive Mike Maughn, she takes up questions on deep issues like purpose and productivity. In this episode called “Do You Need a Routine?” Angela and Mike share notes from their personal lives, colleagues, and experts about value of habit formation.

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    • 39 min
    QuestBridge: Scaling College Access with Ana Rowena Mallari

    QuestBridge: Scaling College Access with Ana Rowena Mallari

    Imagine all the highly motivated, high-achieving students who can excel at the most challenging colleges but lack the financial resources to attend. Matching this type of talent with full funding from top-tier schools is the mission of QuestBridge. CEO Ana Rowena Mallari recounts the organization’s 30-year scale journey, during which the program has fostered $5 billion in scholarships and helped 100,000 students. Co-founded by Mallari and Michael McCullough as a summer program at Stanford, QuestBridge now partners with more than 50 schools, transforming how colleges across the U.S. evaluate and admit their incoming classes.

    Synthetic voiceover of Reid Hoffman used in this episode was produced by Respeecher with full consent and permission.

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    • 34 min

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3.9K Ratings

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I absolutely adore this podcast. Entertaining, engaging, informative. The use of sound design, humor, parotic, TV, and radio style segments keeps me listening to the very end. Probably my highest completion rate podcast.

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Super interesting

Lots of unexpected stories on here. The anecdote about trying new recipes with AI was particularly interesting.

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Incredible Talent @ every position

Such an amazing business podcast! I am a loyal listener and listen every week! It’s had such a positive Impact on me as a person both professionally and personally. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything the masters of scale team does and I highly recommend anyone who is Interested in business. ✅🙌🤝🦉🪑🌎👊🏼🧠👔💪🏼💯🦾📱📚

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