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8 reliable lessons for unreliable times

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This special episode of Masters of Scale is full of lessons learned from the often devastating, sometimes inspiring year of 2020. Some of our guests share stories about doing everything right – and still ending up in crisis. Others are about overcoming the odds with grit, heart, and compassion.

“First, be human. That’s where every solution starts.”

— Reid Hoffman
About the guest:

Nick Means, director of engineering at GitHub and a passionate student of aviation history. He is host of the podcast “Managing Up.”

About the hosts:
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Reid Hoffman is the host of Masters of Scale. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he’s known for his spot-on insights on how to scale a startup. He’s a partner at Greylock and co-founder of LinkedIn, and co-author of the best-selling Blitzscaling and The Startup of You.

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Bob Safian is the host of Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, and the editor-at-large for Masters of Scale. He’s the founder of The Flux Group, a media, insights, and strategic advisory firm. He was previously editor-in-chief of Fast Company, where he won the National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2014.

Also featured in this episode:

Mary Barra is the chair and CEO of General Motors, the first female CEO of a ‘Big Three’ automaker.

Brian Cornell is the CEO of Target, He was on hand at the White House in March 2020 when President Trump declared COVID-19 a…

Ellen Kullman is the CEO of 3D-printing unicorn Carbon. Formerly she was chair and CEO of DuPont and the director of General Motors. She’s…

Rashad Robinson is president of Color Of Change, the racial justice advocacy group.

Hans Vestberg is the CEO of Verizon. With 120 million customers on its network, Verizon is among the most central businesses in helping all…

Jeff Weiner is the executive chairman and former CEO of LinkedIn, after taking over the reins from founder Reid Hoffman. He played an instrumental…

Transcript of Masters of Scale: 8 reliable lessons for unreliable times
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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