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Never underestimate your first idea


Medium and Twitter founder Ev Williams knows: You should never put a limit on your first idea. It could span your entire career. Ev shares what he learned in every iteration of his grand vision to connect the world’s brains. A reminder that passion and perseverance can be paths to scale.

“”It’s very valuable to do the thing you’re obsessed with.””

— Ev Williams
About the guest:

Ev Williams is the founder and CEO of Medium, a self-publishing platform available to anyone with something to say. He is also a co-founder of Twitter, and served as Twitter’s CEO for a number of years. Before that, he founded Odeo, a podcasting platform, and Blogger, one of the first easy-to-use self-publishing sites.

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:

Angela Duckworth is an academic and psychologist who specializes in studying grit, the combination of passion and perseverance that helps lead innovators to scale.…

Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and the author of Lean In. She led the team at Google responsible for…

You can never know the full reach of your first idea. It could span your entire career.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: Never underestimate your first idea
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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