Blitzscaling By Reid Hoffman
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies is business book by Chris Yeh and Reid Hoffman, published in 2018.
From the authors of New York Times bestsellers, The Alliance and The Start-up of You, comes a smart and accessible must-have guide for budding entrepreneurs everywhere.
Silicon Valley is renowned for its striking number of businesses which have grown from garage start-ups into global giants; Apple, Cisco, Google, HP and Intel to name a few. But what is the secret to their outstanding success? Hoffman and Yeh explain that it’s simple: they’ve learnt how to blitz scale.
Featuring case studies from numerous prominent tech businesses such as AirBnB and WeChat, this book offers a specific set of practices for catalysing and managing dizzying growth in bourgeoning start-ups. Prioritising speed over efficiency in an environment of uncertainty, Blitz scaling illustrates how businesses can accelerate to the stage in a company’s life cycle where the most value is generated. Using the framework provided by Hoffman and Yeh, readers will learn how to design business models which simultaneously support growth at a furious pace and capture the market, as well as how to navigate the necessary shifts in strategy needed at each level of scale.
LinkedIn co-founder, legendary investor and author of the NYT Bestseller The Start-up of You reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.
For most of the world, the terms “Silicon Valley” and “startup” are synonymous. Indeed, Silicon Valley is home to a disproportionate number of companies that have grown from garage startups into global giants.
But what is the secret to these startups’ extraordinary success? Contrary to the popular narrative, it’s not their superhuman founders or savvy venture capitalists. Rather, it’s that they have learned how to Blitzscale.
Blitzscaling is a specific set of practices for igniting and managing dizzying growth; an accelerated path to the stage in a startup’s life-cycle where the most value is created. It prioritizes speed over efficiency in an environment of uncertainty, and allows a company to go from “startup” to “scaleup” at a furious pace that captures the market.
Introduction — Part 1. What is Blitzscaling? — Software is eating (and saving) the world — The types of scaling — The three basics of Blitzscaling — The five stages of Blitzscaling — The three key techniques of Blitzscaling — Part 2. Business model innovation. Designing to maximize growth : the four growth factors — Designing to maximize growth : the two growth limiters — Proven business model patterns — The underlying principles of business model innovation — Analyzing a few billion-dollar business models — Part 3. Strategy innovation. When should I start to Blitzscale? — When should I stop Blitzscaling? — Can I choose not to Blitzscale? — Blitzscaling is iterative — How Blitzscaling strategy changes in each stage — How the role of the founder changes in each stage — Part 4. Management innovation. Eight key transitions — Nine counterintuitive rules of Blitzscaling — The never-ending need for change — Part 5. The broader landscape of Blitzscaling. Blitzscaling beyond high tech — Blitzscaling within a larger organization — Blitzscaling beyond business — Blitzscaling in greater Silicon Valley — Other Blitzscaling regions to watch — China : the land of Blitzscaling — Defending against Blitzscaling — Part 6. Responsible Blitzscaling. Blitzscaling in society — Framework for responsible Blitzscaling — The response spectrum — Balancing responsibility and velocity as the organization grows — Conclusion — Appendix A: Disclosures — Appendix B: The Blitzscalers — Appendix C: C5183C essays;What entrepreneur or founder doesnt aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what separates the startups that get disrupted and disappear from the ones who grow to become global giants? The secret is blitzscaling: a set of techniques for scaling up at a dizzying pace that blows competitors out of the water. The objective of Blitzscaling is not to go from zero to one, but from one to one billion as quickly as possible
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies PDF
Author(s): Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh, Bill Gates
Publisher: Currency, Year: 2018