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Award-winning business advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs, from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack, share the strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands — and to weather crisis when it strikes. Our two formats help tell the complete story of how a business grows, survives and thrives, and the mindsets of growth that keep leaders in the game. On each episode of our classic format, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, asking his guests to share their stories of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. You’ll hear the human journey too — failures, setbacks, learnings. From our Rapid Response format, you can expect real-time wisdom from business leaders in fast-changing situations. Hosted by Bob Safian, past editor in chief of Fast Company, these episodes tackle crisis response, rebuilding, diversity & inclusion, leadership change and much more.

Award-winning business advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs, from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack, share the strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands — and to weather crisis when it strikes. Our two formats help tell the complete story of how a business grows, survives and thrives, and the mindsets of growth that keep leaders in the game. On each episode of our classic format, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, asking his guests to share their stories of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. You’ll hear the human journey too — failures, setbacks, learnings. From our Rapid Response format, you can expect real-time wisdom from business leaders in fast-changing situations. Hosted by Bob Safian, past editor in chief of Fast Company, these episodes tackle crisis response, rebuilding, diversity & inclusion, leadership change and much more.

 

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79. Disney’s Bob Iger: How acquisitions become an ecosystem, part 2

From Pixar to Marvel to Lucasfilm, Disney's Bob Iger defied expectations, acquiring world-renowned brands and meshing them seamlessly with the House of Mouse. In Part 2 of our epic conversation with Iger – Disney's executive chair and former CEO – we delve into the next phase of the process, how he helped build a diverse, sustainable ecosystem for Disney companies in the China market, and how all the lessons learned played out in the massive acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Read a transcript of this interview at: [https://mastersofscale.com/] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

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77. Disney’s Bob Iger: How acquisitions become an ecosystem, part 1

For any distinctive brand or business, it can be a challenge to expand reach without diluting what makes you special. No one has a keener understanding of this issue than Bob Iger, executive chair and former CEO of the Walt Disney Company. In this special two-part episode, Iger takes us through how he supercharged the House of Mouse while acquiring Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox. The trick, he explains, is setting up a diverse ecosystem that preserves the culture, methods, and core talent of both old parts and new parts – and fitting them together in ways that make everyone more successful. Read a transcript of this interview at: [https://mastersofscale.com/bob-iger/] (https://mastersofscale.com/bob-iger/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

23 Nov 2022

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How to unite a team around a shared mission: A story from Yo-Yo Ma on Spark & Fire

What can an entrepreneur learn from a world-class musician? How to create a world-class team, and unite around a clear mission. In this special crossover episode with our sister podcast,Spark & Fire, you’ll hear world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma tell the story of co-founding The Silk Road Project — amusical collective that brings together musicians from wildly different traditions to write and perform original music. Yo-Yo Ma had to foster a collaborative atmosphere between musicians that didn’t speak the same language — literally or musically. This, of course, brought a set of unique challenges. So how did Yo-Yo build a shared vision that resonated with his whole team? He knew from the beginning that this project was bigger than just him. OnSpark & Fire, you’ll be led inside the creative process of high-achieving creators at the top of their game. These insights are relevant to anyone in any field – because creativity and innovation are just different words for the same idea. Listen to the whole episode here: [listen.sparkandfire.com/Season2_feed] (https://listen.sparkandfire.com/Season2_feed) Subscribe to the Spark & Fire weekly newsletter for images, stories and creative prompts: [sparkandfire.com/silkroad] (http://sparkandfire.com/silkroad) Spark & Fire is a WaitWhat original in partnership with the BBC. Follow us wherever you get your podcasts. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

21 Nov 2022

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#344

Rapid Response: Don’t be a unicorn, be a dragon, w/Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet

The tech industry and its investors have been captivated by the spell of the Unicorn for too long — and the ambitious goal of a billion-dollar valuation has done more harm than good. Instead, founders should aim to be resilient dragons. That's the view of Maëlle Gavet, who as CEO of early-stage investment business Techstars has unmatched insight into the hopes, dreams, and challenges of thousands of founders. Maëlle also shares her experience as a “Fixer and Scaler” and offers important lessons for all entrepreneurs, from pre-seed start-ups to corporate change agents. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

17 Nov 2022

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70. Nike’s Phil Knight: How to sell without selling

Great branding is about identity — and it’s about matchmaking too. No one knows this better than the legendary co-founder of Nike, Phil Knight. When he and his partner, Hall of Fame track coach Bill Bowerman, started the sneaker company, they never tried to force-feed customers a product just to drive up the bottom line. They focused on one thing: making an excellent product for people who believed in the edgy Nike ethos. Because they knew, when there’s a mismatch between product and market, the bottom usually drops out. Instead, they told the world who the are, and then did everything they could to find their ideal customers. And made history. Cameo appearance: Eddy Lu (GOAT). Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

15 Nov 2022

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Rapid Response: Expand your definition of leadership, w/CNBC's Julia Boorstin

Despite only 8% of Fortune 500 companies with women CEOs, women leaders more often utilize leadership skills that are perfectly suited for the current business climate. Julia Boorstin, who created CNBC’s Disruptor 50 platform, argues in her new book When Women Lead that counterintuitive approaches used by women leaders can have a great impact on business, and can be learned by anyone. Julia, as a senior tech and media reporter, also offers her in-depth knowledge on big tech from Twitter, Meta, and TikTok. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

10 Nov 2022

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122. Brand while you build, w/Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal & Dave Gilboa

Some aspects of your brand will be defined by what customers tell you; others, by what you tell them. In their stories of how they scaled Warby Parker from scrappy e-commerce site to comprehensive eyewear and eye care juggernaut, co-founder and co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa give a master class in how to articulate crystal-clear brand values while also building and iterating based on fast customer feedback. Their lesson? Branding isn’t static. It’s a conversation. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

08 Nov 2022

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Rapid Response: Why design matters more than ever, w/PepsiCo Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini

Design is more than aesthetics. It is an essential competitive tool for an age of perpetual disruption. PepsiCo Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini shares his 5-point system for sparking creativity at scale. Author of the new book The Human Side of Innovation, Porcini explains how anyone can deploy a designer’s mindset to improve their business and organization. Sharing stories from 3M to Mountain Dew, Porcini emphasizes the imperative of excellence and why innovation is "an act of love." Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

03 Nov 2022

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121. Let waypoints guide you, w/Aurora's Chris Urmson

To complete an audacious journey, you need to set short, achievable goals — or waypoints — to avoid getting wildly lost. But waypoints also need to be flexible because when you're knocked off track, you need to be able to realign your waypoints to get back on course. Aurora's Chris Urmson shares how he keeps returning to short, flexible waypoints on his daunting journey to make autonomous vehicles part of our everyday lives. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

01 Nov 2022

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Rapid Response: Why we need to think again, w/Adam Grant

As we grapple with pandemic-charged change in business and as a society, we’ve become more fractured, more divisive, and more vulnerable. Adam Grant, best-selling author and professor at the Wharton School, argues that recognizing what we don't know is the key step on the road to insight, competitive advantage, and community peace. In his new book, "Think Again," Grant illuminates why taking a fresh look at our assumptions, about others and about ourselves, is such a powerful tool. His in-the-trenches research – from Silicon Valley's halls of power to the beliefs of anti-vaxxers – provides actionable advice for all of us. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

27 Oct 2022

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45. LIVE! Patience or speed? Both. w/Tory Burch

Tory Burch built a billion-dollar business from the ground up, by speeding forward when others might have hit pause, and showing watchful patience when others may have gone full tilt. In our live onstage interview, Tory shows how this approach plays out in her global business – and in her impactful foundation that supports women business owners. Live audience energy and great music make this first-ever event a fun listen. Cameo appearances by the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Lehua Kamalu and Affectiva's Rana el Kaliouby. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

25 Oct 2022

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#336

Live! Angela Ahrendts, Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi & Eric Schmidt talk culture at the first Masters of ...

Three legendary culture setters come together live on stage at the inaugural Masters of Scale Summit. In the first released recording from the sold-out event, Angela Ahrendts, Dara Khosrowshahi, and Eric Schmidt reveal how they’ve built and rebuilt great cultures at Apple, Uber, Google and more. Host Bob Safian delivers surprising stories, counterintuitive anti-lessons and live-show energy from the stage of San Francisco's Presidio Theatre. The first of many episodes from the Masters of Scale Summit stage. Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

22 Oct 2022

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Rapid Response: The promise and peril of engineering biology, w/Ginkgo Bioworks Reshma Shetty

Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine would not have scaled without Ginkgo Bioworks. Reshma Shetty, co-founder and COO of Ginkgo – slated to go public via SPAC acquisition at a reported $15 billion valuation – explains how biotech innovation can build a better future now. Ginkgo's platform already serves industries from food and agriculture, to materials, to healthcare. Shetty acknowledges that engineering genes is a high stakes pursuit, and says Ginkgo is trying to pair the ambition of Silicon Valley with a "higher level of care" than consumer tech companies like social media have demonstrated. The key, Shetty says, is creating an unstable equilibrium – propelling progress but not at the expense of principles. Read a transcript of this interview at: [mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 Oct 2022

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21. How to do good and do good business, w/Starbucks' Howard Schultz

You can make your social impact and your bottom line work hand-in-hand. But you'll have to be as creative and innovative about your company's values as you are about the business itself. Howard Schultz, chair and former CEO of Starbucks, not only changed how America wakes up, but set new standards for employee benefits. From offering college tuition to American employees to providing health care for employees' parents in China, Howard has always been one step ahead of the social impact curve. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Oct 2022

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Rapid Response: Rally a team in turmoil, w/NFL Raiders president Sandra Douglass Morgan

As a new leader, how do you honor an established brand while trying to shepherd it into the next era? Las Vegas Raiders’ president Sandra Douglass Morgan took the helm amid a front office scandal and a team new to the desert. Morgan talks about prioritizing customers over all else, taking risks at the beginning of a new venture, and why to bet on yourself from the moment you apply for a job. Read a transcript of this interview at: [mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Oct 2022

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120. Think like an intrapreneur, w/Mach49's Linda Yates

Innovation is the lifeblood of the startup — from product to processes and culture to creativity. But innovation is just as essential for scale companies. So how do you keep the innovation flywheel spinning at all levels of scale? The answer according to Linda Yates is to seed every level of your company with an intrapreneurial mindset. As CEO of Mach49, an incubator for large global companies, Linda shares her vast experience and strategies for injecting intrapreneurial thinking and bias-to-action across hundreds of large-scale organizations. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com/think-like-an-intrapreneur-linda-yates/] (https://mastersofscale.com/think-like-an-intrapreneur-linda-yates/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

11 Oct 2022

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Rapid Response: Mastering the hybrid workplace, w/Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering

Hybrid, remote, in-person, a little bit of everything? Work has transformed into a giant experiment. Priya Parker, expert facilitator and author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, shares her advice on how to manage the new hybrid workplace. Where to start? Focus first, she suggests, on making your meetings better. Read a transcript of this interview: [https://mastersofscale.com/mastering-the-hybrid-workplace-priya-parker/] (https://mastersofscale.com/mastering-the-hybrid-workplace-priya-parker/) Get a free copy of Priya Parker's guide to hybrid gatherings: [https://www.priyaparker.com/the-hybrid-gathering-guide] (https://www.priyaparker.com/the-hybrid-gathering-guide) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

06 Oct 2022

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#330

5 ways to build your tolerance for risk

Taking risks can be the catalyst for immense scale or dire straits. Avoiding taking any risks at all leads to stagnancy and empowered competitors. The key is to know which risks are worth taking, and when and how to take them. This episode highlights the best conversations we’ve had recently about taking advantage of risk and how fortune favors the brave. Featuring New Georgia Project’s Stacey Abrams, Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Bankable Productions & SMiZE Cream’s Tyra Banks, MetricStream’s Shellye Archambeau, Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel, Digital Undivided’s Kathryn Finney, Ellevest’s Sallie Krawcheck, and American Express’s Ken Chenault. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

04 Oct 2022

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#329

Rapid Response: How Covid lessons get tested by inflation, w/Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer

After slashing his NYC restaurant team from 2,400 people to just 45 in the teeth of the pandemic, Danny Meyer has rebuilt Union Square Hospitality Group back to its former size. But in his fifth appearance on Rapid Response since Covid struck, Danny says he isn’t yet triumphant. With inflation creating fresh challenges even at Shake Shack, Danny shares lessons on the good and bad of leading through a crisis, plus explains why he’s handed off his CEO title — and where he finds inspiration to fuel new innovations. Read a transcript of this interview: [https://mastersofscale.com/how-covid-lessons-get-tested-by-inflation-danny-meyer/] (https://mastersofscale.com/how-covid-lessons-get-tested-by-inflation-danny-meyer/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

29 Sep 2022

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119. Why mission matters more than products, w/Noom’s Saeju Jeong

For truly sustainable long-term growth, you must prioritize your mission over your product — even if that means letting your product go. Noom founder and CEO Saeju Jeong has repeatedly turned his back on successful products in the name of his mission to help as many people as possible live healthier lives. In this episode, Saeju brings to life many of these make-or-break moments, and how his dedication to mission has driven his scale journey. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

27 Sep 2022

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Rapid Response: Flipping your strategy in a volatile market, w/Zillow's Susan Daimler

When markets are in turmoil, you can’t rely on business as usual, but that doesn’t mean you should panic. As the housing climate has turned volatile, rest estate marketplace Zillow has been forced to rethink some priorities, while doubling down on others. Zillow president Susan Daimler talks about the importance of a strategy focused on the future, despite layoffs and pullbacks, and how maintaining a clear shared mindset has enabled forward progress in a challenging climate. Read a transcript of this interview at: [mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

22 Sep 2022

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Strategy Session: How to stay inspired while remote? Why do you celebrate wins? Is there a co-founde...

Can a small entrepreneur make an impact within a massive, complex system,like healthcare or education? What's the best framework to amplify the positive side of having co-founders and avoid the negatives? Reid Hoffman and Bob Safian answer these and more questions from small business owners in the Masters of Scale community. Plus: in our Need to Know segment, Reid & Bob take on a burning question: How can Black founders beat the odds and find funding? Learn more about becoming a Masters of Scale Member: [www.mastersofscale.com/members] (http://www.mastersofscale.com/members) Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 Sep 2022

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#325

Rapid Response: Charging toward a clean energy future, w/EVgo's Cathy Zoi

Partnerships can be the secret weapon to rocketing your company to the next level. That’s what Cathy Zoi discovered when she became the CEO of charging station network, EVgo. Whether it be partnering with grocery and department stores, or aligning with the Tesla customer-base, targeting allies and collaborators are a crucial catalyst for how EVgo has grown to become the nation’s largest public EV charging network. Read a transcript of this interview at: [mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

15 Sep 2022

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#324

91. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Why we need re-founders

To achieve massive scale, you don’t just need founders, you also need a re-founder – someone to come in at a later stage to keep the mission and culture on track. As Microsoft’s third CEO ever — after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer — Satya Nadella is doing just that. He’s fostered a culture at Microsoft that rewards new ideas and makes room for feedback. Satya discusses how, as Chairman and CEO, he has transformed Microsoft from a cutthroat culture towards embracing social networks, collaboration, and cloud. Plus, Satya and Reid reminisce about the early conversations that led to Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. With guest David Mandel, showrunner of Veep. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Sep 2022

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13 Sep 2022


#323

Rapid Response: How we served 150 million meals in Ukraine, w/José Andrés of World Central Kitchen

Too many businesses and organizations spend time planning and not enough in action, especially in times of emergency. José Andrés, world-famous chef and founder of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, proves the value of fast action through his work, including his recent time in Ukraine serving over 150 million meals. José thinks businesses should flatten their power structure and treat food as a national security issue, even in places like the U.S. Read a transcript of this interview at: [mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

08 Sep 2022

30 MINS

30:20

08 Sep 2022


#322

118. The Wrongness Playbook, part 2, w/Patreon's Jack Conte

When is it time to double down on your instincts, and when is it time to open yourself up to feedback? Sometimes it comes down to a hard call… that you might get totally wrong. In Part Two of our episode with Patreon’s Jack Conte, you’ll hear how he was able to raise capital by telling his authentic story after a series of pitches that went disastrously wrong! And you’ll hear how his worst mistake as a founder helped him reconnect with Patreon’s mission and community, and build Patreon into a $4B company. How can being wrong accelerate your business? It takes running at the solution with insatiable curiosity. Read a transcript of this episode: [https://mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

06 Sep 2022

34 MINS

34:03

06 Sep 2022


#321

Rapid Response: Holding business accountable from Meta to McDonald’s, w/Color of Change’s Rashad Rob...

When it comes to racial justice, many companies and organizations haven't matched their reality to their words. Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the U.S., is holding major corporations accountable. Hear Rashad talk through the difficulties of changing systems from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, to Washington DC, getting help from President Barack Obama, and what business leaders can do to actively change racial injustice. Read a transcript of this interview at: [mastersofscale.com] (https://mastersofscale.com/) Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at [http://eepurl.com/dlirtX] (http://eepurl.com/dlirtX) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

01 Sep 2022

29 MINS

29:08

01 Sep 2022