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Publisher's Summary

Foreword by Bill Gates. 

From the authors of New York Times best sellers The Alliance and The Start-up of You comes a smart and accessible must-have guide for budding entrepreneurs everywhere. 

Silicon Valley is renowned for its striking number of businesses, which have grown from garage start-ups into global giants - Apple, Cisco, Google, HP and Intel, to name a few. But what is the secret to their outstanding success? Hoffman and Yeh explain that it’s simple: they’ve learnt how to blitzscale. 

Featuring case studies from numerous prominent tech businesses such as AirBnB and WeChat, this book offers a specific set of practices for catalysing and managing dizzying growth in burgeoning start-ups. Prioritising speed over efficiency in an environment of uncertainty, Blitzscaling illustrates how businesses can accelerate to the stage in a company’s life cycle where the most value is generated. 

Using the framework provided by Hoffman and Yeh, readers will learn how to design business models which simultaneously support growth at a furious pace and capture the market as well as how to navigate the necessary shifts in strategy needed at each level of scale.

©2018 Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"The case studies you’re about to explore and the tools you’re about to gain have never been more relevant. This is an ideal moment to be reading this book." (Bill Gates)

"The book the start-up world has been waiting for. I can’t think of any other that so perfectly captures the specific challenges - and opportunities - that a company faces at every stage of growth. This book shares some of the key secrets for building mission-oriented, global businesses at speed." (Brian Chesky, cofounder and CEO, AirBnb)

"Blitzscaling shows how companies can build value for customers and shareholders in the digital age. A compelling inside view of how the new economy is being built and is transforming global business." (Sheryl Sandberg, New York Times best-selling author of Lean In and Option B

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boring and underdone. states the obvious,.

I looked forward to this book and even pre purchased on Amazon. Unfortunately I found it quite boring and lacking in real substance and insight. It is heavily based on the Masters of Scale podcast and doesn't contain as much new content as I hoped it might. Not bad for a college class but I doubt real world entrepreneurs will gain much from this.

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  • Tom
  • 18-10-2018

Useful but not super practical

Hearing about other's success is always motivating and there were a few good explanations about how companies managed to scale but the deep diving into methodologies used was missing. This felt more like a consistent introduction to blitzscaling rather than a step by step of how to implement.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-11-2018

Like an extended Masters of Scale

If you're a fan of Reid Hoffman's Masters of Scale podcast, there are some pointers that will sound familiar. I enjoyed it overall and the content is definitely valuable. But if you're looking for a book that will give you tips and tricks that you can start implementing immediately, this is not it - its outlined very clearly in the book as well. It was a pleasant listen and something that I wouldn't mind coming back to again in the future.

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  • Steven Kainth
  • 08-11-2018

On fire!

Brilliant, insightful and full of inspiring content. I love how this book is structured, it’s easy to go and focus on one aspect of blitzscaling depending on where’re your at in your journey. I also love the fact many of these principals can be applied to not for profit organisations. I would argue the value here is greater towards creating support and balance for all humans.

If you’re a regular listener to the Masters of Scale podcast you’ll be familiar with much of this books content however, there is still massive additional value in getting this book as the authors connect dots for you.

Thank you Reid and Chris. This is the book I’ll be giving to everyone this Christmas!

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  • VSH
  • 04-11-2018

Fantastic listen

Very educational with interesting real life examples.

One of the best books on business strategy I've read, specially catered to the modern world