Reid Hoffman Curated

Internet entrepreneur & venture capitalist

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  • Aim big or aim something within your reach?

  • Is it okay to have a crazy idea for business?

  • Is it important to have a great team for a startup?

  • How can we make a big success out of a startup?

  • How important is getting feedback?

  • How can my business stand out?

  • What do you mean by maintaining flexible persistence?

  • Can we deviate a bit from our goal sometimes?

  • How does failing fast help ?

  • How should we approach planning?

  • What’s the scale of Linkedin?

  • How did you come up with the idea of Linkedin?

  • How was Elon Musk back then when you founded Linkedin?

  • Did you think Elon was ever destined to reach such greatness?

  • Where did you grow up? tell us about your early days before PayPal?

  • Tell us about the company 6 Degrees.

  • How did you realize the challenges of Likedin?

  • How did you boost the number of users of Linkedin in early days?

  • Were there points were you got lucky when building Linkedin?

  • What were the tactics you used to grow Linkedin?

  • What did you feel when SocialNet failed?

  • Is there a lesson from Social Net failure which you remember even today?

  • What was your idea of monetizing Linkedin?

  • Where does Zuckerberg stand in your eyes among the other best entrepreneurs?

  • What was your first impression of Mr. Zuckerberg?

  • How is today’s era different than the Netscape era?

  • What’s the value of an MBA at Silicon Valley?

  • Nobody has ever said anything bad about you ever, do you have any enemies?

  • What do you see our most important social problems are?

  • Do you like being a VC or do you like to build product?

  • Why do you like AirBnb?

  • What is the most important thing we’ll learn from your book?

  • Talk to us about philosophy you read in school

  • What do you do that makes you so joyful?

  • Do you think of yourself as a curator? What’s the next big thing you see?

  • Do facebook care about creativity? Is it valuable to them?

  • What’s your view on diversity inclusion?

  • What big mistakes do you see big leaders making?

  • Why did you write the book “Alliance”?

  • How do you protect your schedule?

  • Are you a morning person?

  • Tell us about some philanthropic stuff you support

  • Was there a point of time when Linkedin was at the blitzscaling stage?

  • How did you come up with the concept and the name of “Blitzscaling?

  • Which entrepreneurs who are blitzscaling well?

  • What did you learn while on course of writing “Blitzscaling”?

  • Do Blitzscaling and hypergrowth differ or compliment each other?

  • At what level of scale do you start thinking of monetization as an entrepreneur?

  • After knowing so much about scaling now, would you apply this to Social Net or stick to Linkedin?

  • Can blitzscaling be applied to brick and mortar businesses?

  • Tell us about your book “Blitzscaling”

  • Is there any of your companies in Blitzscaling mode?

  • Do you reccomend scaling aggressively at the earlier stages of the business?

  • How can you know that you have achieved product-maket fit?

  • What advice would you give to newbie entrepreneurs based on the Blitzscaling philosophy?

  • How would you apply Blitzscaling philosophy in services businesses in America?

  • What is network effect?

  • How can viral growth of your business/app be done today?

  • Talk about dilution of capital while running a business

  • What is the role and of a founder in a business?

  • Why did you bring Jeff Weiner to Linkedin?

  • Describe the term founder energy

  • How can we instil the same enthusiasm in the employees as the founder of the company has for his company?

  • How does being contrarian help in a business?

  • How do a business create a network?

  • Explain your quote: ” If you wait until you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you have waited too long”

  • What led you to write “Blitzscaling”?

  • Define Blitzscaling

  • Take us through the five stages of Blitzscaling

  • What do you think about AI?

  • What is Greylock focusing on besides AI?

  • Where are you on robots and on robotic automation?

  • What are your thoughts on Blockchain?