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The 6 secrets of great timing


As an early internet founder and iconic venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen has thought deeply about the role timing plays in a startup’s success: when to launch that first product; when to ramp up scale; when to move into a new market. Getting the timing wrong can have a catastrophic effect. Getting it right can help you get to scale ahead of your competitors.

“I believe you have to start with trust, and the results will come with it.”

— Marc Andreessen
About the guest:

Marc Andreessen is an entrepreneur and investor. He co-created Mosaic, the web browser that laid the template for the way that we use the internet, and is also a co-founder of Netscape. Andreessen is now the co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

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.

Timing is an art, with no single right approach – but infinite bad ones.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: The 6 secrets of great timing
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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