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The secret to massive scale? Be a platform. Build a virtuous cycle where everyone wins, and you’ll emerge the biggest winner of all. This is what Tobi Lütke did when he built Shopify – and then opened it up to the world.

“Building a platform is the most valuable thing in the world.”

— Tobi Lütke
About the guest:
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Tobi Lütke is the founder and CEO of Shopify, a company based in Ottawa, Canada. He was part of the Ruby on Rails core team and has created open source libraries, including Active Merchant.

About the host:
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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.

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The secret to massive scale is compressed in three words: “Be a platform.” Build a virtuous cycle where everyone wins, and you’ll emerge the biggest winner of all.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: Be a platform
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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