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How mentorship provides an edge


Even all-star athletes are coached. So why not you? Alex Rodriguez, former professional baseball player, leaned into outside advice at the most challenging moments in his career – and in building his successful business, A-Rod Corp. He shares what he’s learned from mentors like investing guru Warren Buffett and NBA icon Magic Johnson, and how mentorship can help sharpen your skills and open up opportunities. The best way to find great mentors? Build the mindset of a mentor yourself.

“Winning has much more empathy and compassion and is we versus I, and is long-term versus short-term, and getting it right is greater than getting it fast.”

— Alex Rodriguez
About the guest:

Alex Rodriguez is the chairman and CEO of A-Rod Corp, and a former professional baseball player. He’s also the founder of Newport Property Construction, a real estate development firm; Monument Capital Management; and the host of “The Corp Podcast.”

About the host:

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.

Also featured in this episode:

At her media consulting firm, Allison Kluger helps brands and individuals share the messages that matter to them. As an instructor at Stanford, she…

Great mentors are key in your journey to scale. And to find great mentors you must have the mindset of a mentor yourself.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: How mentorship provides an edge
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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