Masters of Scale

Learn about Masters of Scale, a business podcast created for entrepreneurs. Includes most popular episodes, reviews, key information, and FAQs.

Updated on November 4th, 2019

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Masters of Scale is a finance and business podcast hosted by investor and LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman. Created and owned by WaitWhat, the podcast focuses on how businesses scale, actively testing theories and ideas through interviews with founders, entrepreneurs, business experts, and more.

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Notes

Runtime

Imperfect is Perfect with Mark Zuckerberg

Interview with CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Includes origin story, and advice on how to keep up with your customers.

29:15

Handcrafted with Brian Chesky

Interview with Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. Discusses his origin story, with advice on how to cater to your customers' needs.

29:48

The Beauty of a Bad Idea with Tristan Walker

Tristan Walker, co-founder and CEO of Walker & Co., sits down with Reid Hoffman to discuss the value of a bad business idea.

29:18

Lead, Lead Again with Sheryl Sandberg

Interview with Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Discusses leadership qualities all business owners should have, and advice on how to adapt your leadership skills.

33:39

Innovation = Managed Chaos with Eric Schmidt

Former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt joins the podcast to discuss disciplined decision-making and getting comfortable with chaos.

30:03

Culture Shock with Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sits down to discuss Netflix's culture. Includes advice on how to improve your workplace culture.

36:29

Let Fires Burn with Selina Tobaccowala

Discussion with Selina Tobaccowala, CEO of Evite, Gixo. Provides advice on prioritizing and solving workplace issues.

34:08

Escape the Competition with Peter Thiel

Informative interview with Peter Thiel, CEO of PayPal. Discusses how you can escape competition, includes actionable tips.

41:39

The Big Pivot with Stewart Butterfield

Slack CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield joins Reid Hoffman to discuss navigating a big business pivot.

37:22

The Ten Commandments of StartUp Success

Author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss joins Reid Hoffman as a guest host to discuss the ten commandments of startup success, includes actionable advice and tips.

1:30:24

Key Information

Host

Reid Hoffman

Producer

June Cohen and Deron Triff

Available From

Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean

Topics

Business and finance

Website

mastersofscale.com

Reviews:

Source

Review

Nick Bayer - phillymag.com

Masters of Scale hosted by Reid Hoffman. While Reid hosts some of the most innovative and successful business leaders on his podcast, what I like most about this podcast is Reid’s disarming interview nature in which he makes these business legends come across as very regular people. They talk openly about mistakes and show genuine humility despite their massive accomplishments.

Kenneth Lempit - blog.austinlawrence.com

In particular for SaaS execs, I recommend “Masters of Scale,” hosted by Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn. This guy is not only a brilliant businessman but could have been a journalist if that’s what he wanted to be.

Ali Colwell - quora.com

One of the best podcasts out there for startup founders, Masters of Scale is perfect for anyone who is trying to succeed in building a high-growth business. It’s packed with interviews from the leaders of some of the most valuable companies in the world. From Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook to Peter Thiel of PayPal and Palantir fame – among many other heavy hitters. The interviews usually focus on themes and offer listeners the chance to hear specific advice and best practices for anyone looking to grow their company.

Jay Wacker - quora.com

This is Reid Hoffman’s podcast where he interviews startup founders and gives his own take on companies. He often has different viewpoints than what I start with, so I feel like I learn a lot.

MasonJack12 - reddit.com

If you like business podcasts, you should try this one. This week Reid talks to the Taskrabbit COO. Every episode has a theme, and Reid usually nails it at a high level. Lots of A-List guests too.

FAQs:

Who is Reid Hoffman?

Reid Hoffman is the co-founder of LinkedIn, and the host of Masters of Scale. With the help of his extensive business experience, Reid uses his business podcast to actively test out business ideas and strategies through open discussions with successful CEO's and business founders.

Why should I listen to Masters of Scale?

Masters of Scale has featured a wide range of topics, such as customer relationships, leadership, workplace culture, business strategies, and more. The popular show has hosted renowned business owners and founders, including Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, and Brian Chesky.

Where can I listen to Masters of Scale?

You can listen to Masters of Scale on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, or by visiting the Masters of Scale website. View the 10 most popular episodes.