Artifact Details

Title

Blitzscaling: The lightning-fast path to building massively valuable companies

Catalog Number

102780996

Type

Moving image

Date

2018-12-04

Participants

Hoffman, Reid, Speaker
Lewin, Dan'l, Moderator

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

For most of the world, the terms "Silicon Valley" and "startup" are synonymous. Indeed, Silicon Valley is home to a disproportionate number of companies that have grown from garage startups into global giants. But what is the secret to these startups' extraordinary success? Contrary to the popular narrative, it's not their superhuman founders or savvy venture capitalists. Rather, it's that they have learned how to “blitzscale,” according to Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh in their new book, Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies,.

Blitzscaling is a specific set of practices for igniting and managing dizzying growth; an accelerated path to the stage in a startup's life-cycle where the most value is created. It prioritizes speed over efficiency in an environment of uncertainty, and allows a company to go from "startup" to "scaleup" at a pace that captures the market.

Recording of an illuminating conversation with LinkedIn founder and Greylock venture investor Reid Hoffman, who will share his experience scaling startups into billion-dollar businesses and the inspiration for Blitzscaling.

Category

Talk

Collection Title

CHM Live

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8861.2019