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Strategy Session: How to stay inspired while remote? Is there a co-founder advantage?

September 20, 2022

Can a small entrepreneur make an impact within a massive, complex system, like healthcare or education? What’s the best framework to amplify the positive side of having co-founders and avoid the negatives? Reid Hoffman and Bob Safian answer these and more questions from small business owners in the Masters of Scale community. Plus: in our Need to Know segment, Reid & Bob take on a burning question: How can Black founders beat the odds and find funding?

Strategy Session: How can a start-up beat a Goliath? What gets top talent to stay put?

Laura Craig, Career development, Fiores Florentino, Commercial director, Thena Johnstone, Founder, Aparna Sarin, Managing VP, Ivan Todorov, Founder & CEO

June 14, 2022

How can a small business survive a David vs. Goliath competition? If two sets of stakeholders have opposing needs, how can a start-up pivot to keep them both happy? Reid Hoffman and Bob Safian answer these questions and more from small business owners in the Masters of Scale community. Plus: another round of Pivot Point!

Strategy Session: How to make the most of tough pivots? What are the right growth targets?

Shamini Dhana, Founder, Antoni Gruca, Founder, Krystal Lucado, Founder, Hoda Mehr, Founder

February 15, 2022

How do you best prepare for entrepreneurship? Reid Hoffman answers five burning questions from our Masters of Scale Members about tough pivots, growth targets, name changes and more. With Members Antoni Gruca (HEC-42 Launchpad), Krystal Lucado, Tudor Mihailescu (SpeechifAI, Inc.), Hoda Mehr (Stock Card), and Shamini Dhana (D/Sphere).

Strategy Session: How to protect yourself from copycat businesses? When should you seek funding? Plus: the Pivot Point game show!

December 14, 2021

How can you entice funders to invest in a niche business? Business from our signature three-act ads ask host Reid Hoffman critical questions for challenges they’re facing now. With John and Kendall Antonelli (Antonelli’s Cheese Shop), Brit Rettig Wold (GRIT Fitness), Matthew Goins (Puzzle Huddle), Monisha Edwards (Scent & Fire Candle Company), and Ricardo Regalado (Rozalado Services & Route). Plus: the Pivot Point game show, w/Tara Wilson (Fierce Lab), Tudor Mihailescu (SpeechifAI), Greg Gallimore (Gensler Group & WUBI), Becky Pallack (Arizona Luminaria),

Strategy Session: When should founders step aside? Where can you find investors? Were pandemic pivots harmful?

Jeff Braverman, Founder, Kris Buchanan, Founder, Ben Harrison, Founder, Anne Kave, Head of business brand and product marketing, Mike Lenard, Founder, Francis Nwabudike, President & CEO, Eric Suan, Founder

July 20, 2021

What are the best fundraising options if you can’t access a major VC firm? When should you hire your replacement as CEO? Is blitzscaling still the best strategy in a context of uncertainty? Reid Hoffman answers critical questions from six entrepreneurs across many industries and stages of scale. Co-hosted by Anne Kave, Capital One Business.

Strategy Session: Build a team of mentors: A Strategy Session w/A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez, Founder

April 27, 2021

To win at scale, you need more than great players – you need a team of great coaches. Alex Rodriguez learned this in baseball, and now as an investor at A-Rod Corp., where his mentor is none other than Warren Buffet. Alex and Reid, with Katia Beauchamp of Birchbox and HBS professor Mihir Desai, take questions from the HBS class of ’21.

Strategy Session: How transparent should you be with your board? How do you boost morale in dark days? Is it time to blitzscale?

Alejandro Artacho, Co-founder, Nadhir Ashafiq, Co-founder, Vladimir Davchev, Co-founder, Max Gaudereto Oliveira, Co-founder, Tayo Oviosu, Co-founder, Alexis Pantezis, Co-founder, Arthur Silva, Co-founder, Gizem Yasa, Co-founder

July 14, 2020

How can you be transparent – but inspiring – with your board and your team? What does the future of blitzscaling look like now? Reid Hoffman answers questions from Endeavor entrepreneurs, alongside founder Linda Rottenberg.