Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Foreword by Bill Gates LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies. What entrepreneur or founder doesn't aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what separates the startups th Foreword by Bill Gates LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale...

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Title:Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Author:Reid Hoffman
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Genres:Business
ISBN:1524761419
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies Reviews

  • Benjamin
    Nov 03, 2018

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    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

  • Prasanth K V S S D
    Dec 29, 2018

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    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

  • Toby
    Nov 16, 2018

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    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...

    A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises c...

    Disappointing. The book just felt a little ... too narrow. There's good advice here for companies that have the specific opportunity to be "first to scale" but the intellectual depth of the work feels low. For example, would love to understand how some species in nature manage to "blit...

    This book is basically a summary and philosophical positioning on fast-growing companies. Blitzscaling is about investing heavily in growth in an uncertain environment. There are some good high-level guidelines about going through such change, e.g. listing growth factors and limiters, ...

  • Ocean Gebhardt
    Nov 20, 2018

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

  • د.أمجد الجنباز
    Nov 10, 2018

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  • Scott Wozniak
    Nov 08, 2018

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    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

  • Andrus
    Feb 12, 2019

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    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

  • Harish
    Oct 18, 2018

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...

    A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises c...

  • Vlad
    Apr 26, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...

    A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises c...

    Disappointing. The book just felt a little ... too narrow. There's good advice here for companies that have the specific opportunity to be "first to scale" but the intellectual depth of the work feels low. For example, would love to understand how some species in nature manage to "blit...

  • Fabricio
    Feb 17, 2019

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    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

  • Samarth Shah
    Apr 27, 2019

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    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...

    A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises c...

    Disappointing. The book just felt a little ... too narrow. There's good advice here for companies that have the specific opportunity to be "first to scale" but the intellectual depth of the work feels low. For example, would love to understand how some species in nature manage to "blit...

    This book is basically a summary and philosophical positioning on fast-growing companies. Blitzscaling is about investing heavily in growth in an uncertain environment. There are some good high-level guidelines about going through such change, e.g. listing growth factors and limiters, ...

    If I was trying to build a TECH giant this book would've received 5 stars. I was reading it under the lens of using it as a model for my current business which is product-to-consumer in structure. Blitzscaling, from German "blitz" (lightning) and "scaling" (from scaling up) is a form o...

    The definitive handbook for a technology start up that has global ambitions. Packed for of useful insight and a framework for navigating the treacherous waters of a competitive market with a need for speed. Hoffman uses his own personal experiences at Pay Pal and LinkedIn, as well as e...

    It turned out to be a good read. Reid Hoffman has coined a new terms 'Blitzscaling' for companies which have received tremendous success in recent years. Even though you won't find the 'how-to' answers if you are running your start-up or enterprise, it will help you understand how star...

  • Zahedul
    Nov 19, 2018

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    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

  • Evelyn Ding
    Feb 23, 2019

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    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

  • Pascal Wagner
    Dec 12, 2018

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    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

  • Sebastian Gebski
    Oct 26, 2018

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    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

  • Denis Vasilev
    Oct 19, 2018

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  • Yxas
    Apr 25, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

  • Boni Aditya
    Mar 25, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

  • Lakhdar Meftah
    Feb 25, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

  • Sipho
    Dec 18, 2018

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    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

  • Agustín Fischer
    Nov 07, 2018

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    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

  • Seng Wee Wong
    Mar 19, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...

  • Shanice
    Feb 09, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

  • Achyuth Kumar
    Apr 06, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

  • Alan Newton
    Nov 25, 2018

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...

    A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises c...

    Disappointing. The book just felt a little ... too narrow. There's good advice here for companies that have the specific opportunity to be "first to scale" but the intellectual depth of the work feels low. For example, would love to understand how some species in nature manage to "blit...

    This book is basically a summary and philosophical positioning on fast-growing companies. Blitzscaling is about investing heavily in growth in an uncertain environment. There are some good high-level guidelines about going through such change, e.g. listing growth factors and limiters, ...

    If I was trying to build a TECH giant this book would've received 5 stars. I was reading it under the lens of using it as a model for my current business which is product-to-consumer in structure. Blitzscaling, from German "blitz" (lightning) and "scaling" (from scaling up) is a form o...

    The definitive handbook for a technology start up that has global ambitions. Packed for of useful insight and a framework for navigating the treacherous waters of a competitive market with a need for speed. Hoffman uses his own personal experiences at Pay Pal and LinkedIn, as well as e...

  • Walter Zielkowski
    Feb 14, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

  • Leo Fischer
    Feb 09, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

  • Andrew
    Apr 22, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

  • Brit MacRae
    Jan 08, 2019

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    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...

    Read this for work. Difficult to reconcile the recommendations I received with my personal experience with it: some of the smartest, most talented people I've ever met advised me to read this, as they rate it highly. In parts it was insightful, but in other parts it was intolerably...

    This book is a must read, if you've ever dreamt of scaling a business. The author writing were good, the examples were also good. I like to think of this kind of books, as a testimonial books, as the author brings only his experience and his point of view of how startups should work....

    I like how the author sells the skill - 'blitzscaling' as being tangential to becoming successful in life and not just in the commercial domain. The book suggests that blitzscaling is a both an offensive and defensive strategy to quickly build a massively valuable company. In the book,...

    A book that is full of insights from the world of businesses that have shaped our lives and world in last two decades. A must read for current age entrepreneurs, institution builders and those shaping/ holding reins of society. This is a new science in the making for mega enterprises c...

    Disappointing. The book just felt a little ... too narrow. There's good advice here for companies that have the specific opportunity to be "first to scale" but the intellectual depth of the work feels low. For example, would love to understand how some species in nature manage to "blit...

    This book is basically a summary and philosophical positioning on fast-growing companies. Blitzscaling is about investing heavily in growth in an uncertain environment. There are some good high-level guidelines about going through such change, e.g. listing growth factors and limiters, ...

    If I was trying to build a TECH giant this book would've received 5 stars. I was reading it under the lens of using it as a model for my current business which is product-to-consumer in structure. Blitzscaling, from German "blitz" (lightning) and "scaling" (from scaling up) is a form o...

  • Thomas Port
    Mar 23, 2019

    ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ???????? ???????. ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ?? ???? ???? ????...

    ?????????? ?????????, ??????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ? ???????? - ?????????????. ?? ??? ????? ????????, ???????? - ????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ? ??...

    The third book by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid Hoffmann, is a primer on how massively valuable businesses are built. The technique that many big companies in the internet age have used to grow in value is termed "blitzscaling" - a completely made up term, that may bec...

    5 stars for the main idea, 4 stars for the examples and case studies that were on the shallow side, 3 stars for the last two hours of the book (I listened as an audiobook) which basically said that China is big and that companies that blitzscale should keep ethics in mind, without any ...

    I've started reading this one thanks to some recommendations, but I was more than skeptical - my initial impression was that author tries to "sell" me some wonderful scaling framework, silver-bullet of rapid growth, hype-generating bullshit peptalk conveniently split into few non-speci...

    Blitzscaling is to achieve a critical mass that confers a lasting competitive advantage. If taking on additional cost and uncertainty doesn't actually confer an advantage, it's better to follow the traditional rules of business (at least for the time being) so that when blitzscalin...

    Clearly my best read of 2018. Will recommend this to any entrepreneur. ...

    If you are a company that needs to win your market to win--like a social network where the key to survival is having tons of people on your platform or a large volume producer that needs a ton of clients to reach profit--then this is an amazing book for you. He does a great job clarify...

    This is a valuable book to read for someone interested in joining or understanding a high-growth startup. Hoffman provides concrete examples for the majority of his lessons in the book that are accessible to people who are not as familiar with the tech industry. He provides a compellin...

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not sure how I feel about these books that try to make a point without any sort of comprehensive study, just some personal anecdotes of the author's. Granted, the author giving the personal anecdotes is one of the biggest success stories out there. ...

    My overall feeling is that I've learned a lot from this book. Although, I can't point specifically what. In the end, most blitzscalling challenges and tools are mostly useful for startup in general. Specially those with a good amount of funding. Hoffman ends up focusing a lot on thr...

    Best book of 2019! As with all of Reid's books, he does a fantastic job of taking complex ideas and presenting in easily understandable terms. Blitzscaling does a great job of using stories to demonstrate key ideas, strategies, and common pitfalls of companies that have successfully...

    A lot of the ideas were similar to related books, but there were two things I found particularly useful: 1) Priorities of a company while scaling. It's so simple, but very instructive 2) Ideas about what should be doing at different company stages e.g. 10-100, 100-1000 and 1,000-10,0...

    Hands down the best, most insightful literature if you want to learn how the scale anything. Basically, to learn the approach and mindset needed to scale anything. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have authors with real world experience doing and having done the things they preach! ...

    Entertaining book, relevant for today's business environment. Good insights for the modern entrepreneur. ...

    Sometimes sloppy, often egregiously oversimplified, often enlightening, always entertaining. ...

    The biggest problem with this book for me is that the author treats 'scalabilty' as an independent variable that can be controlled. While in reality it is dependent on the variables that are largely not in a firms control. Most of the examples used in the book relates to the intern...

    This is definitely one the best business books I have read in the recent past. This isn't merely another business book. This is a manual to anyone who wishes to enter the exponentially growing business world. This is a counter intuitive guide, which seems like a race to the bottom, ...

    "Economists refer to these effects as 'demand-side economies of scale' or, more generally, 'positive externalities.' The magic of network effects is that they generate a positive feedback loop that results in superlinear growth and value creation. This superlinear effect makes it very ...

    Main points - Growth over efficiency - Maximise 4 growth factors (network effects, market size, distribution, high gross margins) - Minimise 2 growth limiters (product market fit, operational scalability) - 7 patterns of success (modular system, platform, freemium, market place,...

    Being an admirer of what Reid Hoffman has achieved throughout his career and the ringing endorsement by Bill Gates, I felt compelled to read this book, and while I wasn't immersed in the book cover to cover, I am certainly glad I invested the time in finishing it. Bliztscailing (As...