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You can’t predict your next a-ha moment. but you can create the circumstances for serendipity to happen. No one knows this better than J.J. Abrams, director, producer, screenwriter, and co-founder and co-CEO of Bad Robot Productions, behind some of the most successful TV series and films of the last 20 years, from Lost to Star Trek to the Star Wars sequel trilogy. J.J. explains how creativity and collaboration are things you cultivate, not conjure; and that making room for magic isn’t a luxury, it’s an essential part of entrepreneurship.

“It’s about being relentless in trying to get to that magical thing. When you get the chills, you can’t deny it.”

— J.J. Abrams
About the guest:

J.J. Abrams is a director, producer, and screenwriter. He’s the co-founder and co-CEO of Bad Robot Productions. He’s written, produced, and directed tv and film, including Felicity, Alias, Lost, Star Trek, and Star Wars.

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.

Great leaders learn to create the right conditions for magic. You can’t predict your next a-ha moment. But you can create favorable circumstances for serendipity to happen – for you, and your team.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: Make room for magic
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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