Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman showing how companies grow from zero to a gazillion. The series unfolds like a music-infused detective story as Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests.

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In this week's episode:

Beauty of a Bad Idea

With Tristan Walker
Founder and CEO
of Walker and Co.

Cameo appearances by Kathryn Minshew (The Muse), Josh Kopelman (First Round Capital), Kara Goldin (Hint)

Photography By Jacqui Ipp

Reid’s theory:

The best business ideas often seem laughable at first glance. So if you’re hearing a chorus of “Nos” it may actually be a good sign.

"Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Airbnb — they all sounded crazy, before they scaled spectacularly. So don’t be discouraged by rejection"

- REID HOFFMAN

"What do you fundamentally feel that you're the best person in the world to do? Like really be thoughtful about that."

- TRISTAN WALKER

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SEASON 1 EPISODES

EPISODE 1

Handcrafted

With Brian Chesky,
Co-Founder & CEO
of Airbnb

With cameo appearances by Patrick Collison (Stripe), Nancy Lublin (Dress for Success) and more.

Photography By Jacqui Ipp

“In order to scale you have to do things that don’t scale.”

Reid’s theory:
If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don’t scale. Hand-craft the core experience. Serve your customers one-by-one. Then figure out how and what to scale.

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EPISODE 2

The Money Episode

With Mariam Naficy
Founder & CEO of Minted

Cameo appearances by Selina Tobaccowala (Evite, Gixo), Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Prize-winning psychologist) and more.

Photography By Jacqui Ipp

“Always raise more money than you think you need.”

Reid’s theory:
Think you’ve raised enough money for your startup? Think again. You’ll have to run through a minefield of unexpected expenses. So always, always raise more money than you think you need.

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EPISODE 2

The Money Episode

With Mariam Naficy
Founder and CEO of Minted

Cameo appearances by Selina Tobaccowala (Evite, Gixo), Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Prize-winning psychologist) and more.

Photography By Jacqui Ipp

COMING MAY 10

IMPERFECT IS PERFECT

With Mark Zuckerberg
Founder & CEO of Facebook

Cameo appearances: Kara Goldin (Hint Water), Susan Danzinger (Ziggeo), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and Dick Stockton (Hall of Fame sportscaster)

Photography By Jacqui Ipp

COMING SOON

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