Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh – Blitzscaling

Foreword by Bill Gates.

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

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

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

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

Author: Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh
Narrator: Chris Yeh
Duration: 9 hours 3 minutes
Released: 18 Sep 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Language: English

User Review:

litter high-pressure

Excellent book, practical and insightful and would highly recommend it to anyone in business. My only disappointment is that the narrator mentioned that there is a PDF supplement with diagrams, which was not available for download on Audible.