Masters Of Scale With Reid Hoffman

Sinopse

How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley investor / entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Guests include Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflixs Reed Hastings, Googles Eric Schmidt, Spanx's Sara Blakely. With original music and hilariously honest stories, the show sounds like nothing youve ever heard. Masters of Scale is a WaitWhat original series in association with Stitcher.

Episódios

  •  Special: What it will take for tech and Hollywood to be anti-racist, w/Color Of Changes Rashad Robinson

    Special: What it will take for tech and Hollywood to be anti-racist, w/Color Of Change's Rashad Robinson

    09/07/2020 Duração: 32min

    There's no quick fix to 400 years of oppression, says Color Of Change president Rashad Robinson. One of the largest racial justice organizations in the US, Color Of Change works with decision-makers in business and government to enact systemic change. In 2020, Color Of Change has seen its membership swell — along with its impact. Rashad's group railed against Hollywood's reflexive pro-police agenda, forcing TV shows "Cops" and "Live PD" off the air, and launched the Stop Hate For Profit campaign to hold tech companies accountable for what happens on social platforms. By working together, says Rashad, we can make a lasting difference.

  • 4 core principles of crisis management, w/Ellen Kullman (DuPont, Carbon)

    4 core principles of crisis management, w/Ellen Kullman (DuPont, Carbon)

    07/07/2020 Duração: 36min

    To survive a crisis, you have to double down on who you already are as a company. This is something Ellen Kullman knows, having led DuPont through the 2008-2009 financial crisis, and taken the CEO role at 3D-printing unicorn Carbon only weeks before Covid hit. Through her years as a leader, Ellen has developed four crisis principles that allowed her to lead teams and thrive through pandemic, economic meltdown, and beyond. The key? Practicing the principles in calmer times, before crisis hits. Because as Reid says: there's no such thing as a crisis playbook. There's just your playbook. Cameos: Amy Shira Teitel (spaceflight historian), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), Brian Chesky (Airbnb), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Stacy Brown-Philpot (TaskRabbit).

  •  Special: A new playbook for new times, w/ Ford Foundation president Darren Walker

    Special: A new playbook for new times, w/ Ford Foundation president Darren Walker

    02/07/2020 Duração: 26min

    "This was like 1918, 1929 and 1968 in one week," says Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. With the pandemic, economic crisis, and civil unrest all coming together after George Floyd's death, Walker found himself flooded with calls from CEOs struggling for how to respond. Walker's advice mixes clear-eyed messages — denying the trauma borne by communities of color is no longer option — with optimism about the opportunities ahead. At the Ford Foundation, they've accelerated giving and even exceeded their own KPIs. With more leaders dedicated to making a positive impact, he says, the wind is changing, for people of color and for America.Read a transcript of this episode: https://mastersofscale.com/rapidresponse/Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtX

  • Stephen Colbert + DonorsChooses Charles Best — The power of small goals

    Stephen Colbert + DonorsChoose's Charles Best — The power of small goals

    30/06/2020 Duração: 48min

    Startups are audacious. They’re big. They’re world-changing. But you can’t achieve scale on day one. Sometimes the best way to achieve that monumental success tomorrow is to take a teeny tiny step today. This is what Charles Best did when he founded one of the world’s first crowdfunding platforms, DonorsChoose. For 20 years, the nonprofit has been helping public school teachers get funding and supplies for classroom projects and it all started with just a handful of projects in the Bronx, where Charles was a public school teacher. Now it funds thousands of projects in all 50 states, raising almost a billion dollars in the process. Charles did it by adeptly creating a flywheel that matches for donors and grantees, allowing them to connect directly with one another, and doing it all one small step at a time. Cameo: Stephen Colbert.Visit DonorsChoose.orgLearn more about US campaign funding laws: https://www.fec.gov/introduction-campaign-finance/understanding-ways-support-federal-candidatesRead a transcript of th

  • Special: Burning cash, accepting turbulence w/Delta CEO Ed Bastian

    Special: Burning cash, accepting turbulence w/Delta CEO Ed Bastian

    27/06/2020 Duração: 33min

    A surprisingly candid and upbeat interview on the industry hardest hit by the pandemic. Delta saw seat bookings fall to less than 5% of normal, had 40,000 employees go on unpaid leave, and raised $14 billion in funding – all to withstand a cash burn that still stands at $30 million a day. To rebuild traveler trust, Delta CEO Ed Bastian has enacted a slew of new safety standards, including capping flight loads at 60 percent and using hospital-grade HEPA filters on board – in fact, Bastian contends there's not a safer time to be on a plane than right now. He's also sped up forward-facing company initiatives, like phasing out less-efficient planes, building out airport terminals, and installing better wifi. Bastian acknowledges there will be fewer planes in the sky in years to come, but he believes Delta will come out of the pandemic as strong and essential as ever.Read a transcript of this episode: https://mastersofscale.com/rapidresponse/Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl

  • Liberating the human spirit, w/Robert F. Smith (Vista Equity, Morehouse Commencement), Recorded live at Summit LA 2019

    Liberating the human spirit, w/Robert F. Smith (Vista Equity, Morehouse Commencement), Recorded live at Summit LA 2019

    23/06/2020 Duração: 59min

    Every great founder has a second purpose — something outside their main business they're trying to get done in the world. And every successful company is like a Trojan Horse, carrying this second purpose forward. No one knows this better than Robert F. Smith. You may know him for his legendary Morehouse commencement speech (in which he promised to pay off the student loan debt of the entire graduating class), but Robert's scaling success and philanthropic work go far beyond that. As founder, chair, and CEO of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, Robert finds profound ways to serve both his business and his second purpose — liberating people to reach their true potential — at scale. Recorded live at Summit LA 2019.

  • Special: How business can engage against racism, w/Shellye Archambeau (MetricStream, Nordstrom, Verizon)

    Special: How business can engage against racism, w/Shellye Archambeau (MetricStream, Nordstrom, Verizon)

    19/06/2020 Duração: 39min

    What can your business do right now in the struggle against racism? More than you think, says Shellye Archambeau, former CEO of MetricStream, now a board member at Verizon, Nordstrom and Okta. She returns to the show with her all-too-rare perspective as a Black woman at the top of some of the world’s largest businesses. The struggle is a marathon, but businesses are uniquely poised to demand accountability and transparency from their communities. Whether you're a CEO or a citizen, Shellye has heartfelt and hard-earned wisdom for us all.Learn more about Shellye’s upcoming book Unapologetically Ambitious at unapologeticallyshellye.comFollow Shellye on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShelArchambeauRead the full transcript of this episode at mastersofscale.com/rapidresponse

  • Test. Measure. Repeat. — w/Eric Ries (Lean Startup Long-Term Stock Exchange)

    Test. Measure. Repeat. — w/Eric Ries (Lean Startup; Long-Term Stock Exchange)

    16/06/2020 Duração: 45min

    Forget writing that business plan. Design an experiment instead. So many products and companies fail because the assumptions in their beautiful business plans were just wrong. So stop writing and start testing. No one knows this better than Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup and founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange. After his first product failed, he developed a new method of product design based on running small, fast experiments, measuring the results, and learning from them. It’s a system built on data, not assumptions, and it works with almost everything, from app development to airplane design. It starts with establishing your own measure of success — then experimenting, improving, and trying over and over again. The feedback loop never stops.Learn more about the Long Term Stock Exchange: ltse.comLearn more about The Lean Startup: leanstartup.coRead Eric’s blog, Startup Lessons Learned: startuplessonslearned.comListen to Eric’s new podcast, Out of the Crisis, on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.app

  • Special: GMs Mary Barra: Deep, profound sadness and going ventilator fast

    Special: GM's Mary Barra: "Deep, profound sadness" and "going ventilator fast"

    13/06/2020 Duração: 28min

    GM is now reopening auto plants, after shutting them in March, temporarily reducing pay for 69,000 employees, and making a fast pivot to produce masks and ventilators. But with the killing of George Floyd, things are hardly back to normal. Chair and CEO Mary Barra speaks to her “profound feeling of sadness,” but also to her optimism that the country and her company will bounce back. Though there is work to be done, says Mary, we're poised for transformation.

  • Strategy Session: The Post-Pandemic Business

    Strategy Session: The Post-Pandemic Business

    09/06/2020 Duração: 39min

    How do you

  • Special: BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: Record-high audience, record-low revenue

    Special: BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: Record-high audience, record-low revenue

    06/06/2020 Duração: 31min

    BuzzFeed audience is at record highs. But the pandemic's economic effects have crushed the bottom line. BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti shares how his company is making hard decisions to build long-term stability. “But the transition is painful,” he says. While BuzzFeed is leaning into food vertical Tasty, new e-commerce habits, and BuzzFeed News, he worries that businesses like his don't have more resources to support staffers of color. But, he says, there's a clarity of purpose in crisis, in bearing witness to the things that are happening in the world.

  • Reid’s 2020 Commencement Speech: In a crisis, steer toward the emerging opportunities

    Reid’s 2020 Commencement Speech: In a crisis, steer toward the emerging opportunities

    03/06/2020 Duração: 28min

    New graduates

  • Special: Danny Meyer, 10 wks later: How to revive restaurants

    Special: Danny Meyer, 10 wks later: How to revive restaurants

    30/05/2020 Duração: 37min

    "Being the first to close is one thing. But I don't want to be the last to open,” says iconic restaurateur Danny Meyer in his second Rapid Response interview. After shutting his iconic New York City restaurants, laying off 2,000 staffers (with hopes to re-hire) and returning a $10m PPP, Danny finds himself reconsidering nearly everything about his business model. Even before the coronavirus lockdown, the restaurant industry had a slew of “preexisting conditions,” Danny says. Now those weaknesses have become exposed, putting at risk the future of hospitality — one of America’s core industries. Danny’s Union Square Hospitality Group is reimagining what and HOW their restaurants serve; rethinking how they generate revenue; and exploring new cost structures, like a bold new relationship with landlords. It’s all in the hopes, says Danny, of getting back to business, with customers safely at their tables, and the teams back together.

  • Special: How startup DNA helped One Medical respond to Covid, with CEO Amir Rubin

    Special: How "startup DNA" helped One Medical respond to Covid, with CEO Amir Rubin

    28/05/2020 Duração: 37min

    Since One Medical’s IPO in January, CEO Amir Rubin has been forced to constantly adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, as healthcare needs, expectations, and behaviors shifted. From telemedicine to Covid-19 testing, One Medical has leaned into existing advantages to scale quickly: standing up respiratory care clinics and testing centers; revamping virtual and in-person visits; vetting labs and data. One Medical is now helping other businesses identify new practices to safely bring employees back to work. If you have a consistent platform and mission, explains Amir, that operating system can be applied to even fast-changing environments.

  • Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn — A masterclass in crowdsourcing

    Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn — A masterclass in crowdsourcing

    26/05/2020 Duração: 39min

    Crowdsourcing is more than a group of people interested in the same cause, it’s a way to tap skills – and scale – that you don’t have. And when it works, it can be the rocket fuel that launches you to scale further than you could have ever imagined. No one knows this better than Luis von Ahn, founder and CEO of Duolingo. Duolingo is a language app with over 300 million users worldwide, who complete over 7 billion exercises a month. It’s their passion for learning that drives them to create even more content for the app – igniting the rocket fuel that Duolingo needs. Cameo appearance by Elizabeth Sampat (game designer and author). 

  • Special: How Warby Parker is making decisions in uncertainty, with CEO Neil Blumenthal

    Special: How Warby Parker is making decisions in uncertainty, with CEO Neil Blumenthal

    23/05/2020 Duração: 31min

    "It's like getting hit in the face over and over and over,” says Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal. But “crisis brings out clarity.” At Warby, planning for the future has meant leaning into the present — from physical changes in their factory and stores that ensure social distancing to optimizing online vision tests. Blumenthal shares the complex factors they consider in deciding which stores to re-open and when, and relates the human challenge of inspiring their on-the-ground factory employees — at times of increased risk. For Blumenthal, it's all about recognizing new priorities (safety) and fitting them into ongoing strategy.

  • Part 2: Apple’s Angela Ahrendts — How to unite a team

    Part 2: Apple’s Angela Ahrendts — How to unite a team

    19/05/2020 Duração: 31min

    In Part 2, Angela arrives at Apple, which feels like another planet after her years in fashion. In never-before heard stories, Angela shares how she learned the language of tech (the physical store is the ‘hardware’; the experience inside the ‘software’), then introduces innovations that change the face of Apple retail, from an app (The Loop) that let store managers collaborate to the landmark “Today at Apple” program, building community through free classes inside each Apple store. Throughout, Angela shows her team, through words and actions, that each person matters, and that they're all a part of something much bigger than themselves. Cameo: Eric Trigg (Trigg Ranch).

  • Special: Future-proofing Verizon, with CEO Hans Vestberg

    Special: Future-proofing Verizon, with CEO Hans Vestberg

    16/05/2020 Duração: 29min

    Data streaming, videoconferencing – even phone calls are way up at Verizon amid Covid-19, as digital interaction steps in for IRL. But boom times don't mean easy times for CEO Hans Vestberg, who moved over 100,000 employees remote in two weeks. As coronavirus hit and pressure on the Verizon network skyrocketed, Vestberg split his leadership team in two: one to deal with the specifics of the crisis and one to focus on pursuing present-and-future business goals. From new customer initiatives (like free bandwidth and FIOS-in-a-box) to future bets (like the acquisition of video conferencing service BlueJeans), Vestberg has championed that meeting customers' needs today – even if not fully compensated for them – will pay off for the business tomorrow.

  • Season 6! Apple’s Angela Ahrendts: How to unite a team

    Season 6! Apple’s Angela Ahrendts: How to unite a team

    12/05/2020 Duração: 32min

    The Apple logo. The iconic Burberry check. These images inspire loyalty of customers and employees alike. But it takes more than a beloved brand to power a company and motivate a team. No one knows this better than Angela Ahrendts, former SVP of retail at Apple, and the former CEO of Burberry. Angela has spent most of her career learning how to imbue those logos with meaning – and support them by down-to-earth, everyday, human connection. Why? Because to unite a team – especially one that’s large, global and dispersed – you need to turn them into mission-driven families.

  • Special: Operating in a fishbowl w/Philly 76ers  NJ Devils CEO Scott O’Neil

    Special: Operating in a fishbowl w/Philly 76ers & NJ Devils CEO Scott O’Neil

    09/05/2020 Duração: 33min

    In sports, everyone has an opinion on every hire, every trade, every price change. That’s the reality – and also the privilege, says Scott O'Neil, CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. When the NBA dramatically shut down its season MID-PLAY, O'Neil's life changed in a very public way. He has faced new leadership challenges that include missteps, like the decision (and sudden reversal) of cutting employee salaries, and discoveries, like knowing it’s ok to tap out when you need to recharge. With no players on the court or fans in the arena, O'Neil is shifting his focus on what the new era of sports and entertainment can look like. 

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