Looking forward. Reid is a great host.
Primarily tech-oriented, this podcast features business leaders who have scaled successful businesses, with each episode themed around a specific lesson. I particularly enjoy the callbacks to key quotes from leaders other than the one in the current interview that fit the theme because they help reinforce the goal of the lesson plan. This is essentially a master class in business strategy, venture capital, product management, and organizational behavior. With the goal of having my integrity be such that my word becomes my reality with no doubt, Iâd like to build a life altering product and company to scale that merits being on this show by 2023. What I learn from this show puts me one step closer.
BIG thanks for your âMasters of Scaleâ podcast. Not only do I love the style of exploration & questions, but also what you bring on a cathartic storytelling level ...food for the curious!
I really enjoyed the first season and they continue to be great. It' s a bit less personal and has more jumping around to different people than Gimlet's Startup (which I love). This is well produced with sound effects and what sounds like Reid's most over-the-top voice he can muster for narration. I only wish the show were longer. The in depth interviews especially are great. Great work.
I was really blown away by how tactical and practical the advice is. This is my new morning ritual. Reid - keep it up and please add more diverse guests. When I hear someone who is a minority like me it gives me more courage. Thank you for doing this even though you donât have to.
I loved how Reid does his interviews. It seems like he works together with his guests to craft an interesting story that keeps listeners excited. He makes sure to include tactical advice, along with excellent stories to highlights those points. The thing I loved the most was the humor in his podcast- I found myself laughing out loud several times! Loved this podcast!
Reid, thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to do this podcast. I canât tell you how helpful it is. I know how much work it takes to make something unique, specific and useful versus general and vague (and therefore not useful). Thanks also to the editing and production team. The magic happens as much in what is left out as in what is recorded. Well done.
Pompous. No real connection to reality. Wonât listen again
He is inviting guests to interview him?! Reid! We know about you. Teach us new things (metrics, marketing, business canvas, distribution, etc.) thx
I (tried) listened to the episode on Reidâs origin story and could only get slightly over half way through it before having to turn it off. Itâs gross. As usual, and like most therapists, this show is actually all about the interviewer. Iâm sure Iâll continue to listen to episodes where he doesnât talk (or have other people from the cult of TED) talk about him like heâs the 2nd coming, but if this was a third date, there wouldnât be another.
Just tell the story. Too overproduced.
Sounds super staged and fake as fuc
This series really breaks through the noise. When I scale, Iâll thank this series!
One my favorite podcasts to listen to. Iâm a 29 year old young man that aspires to do something great with my life and the people they interview are inspiring to me. They discuss how a simple person came up with a simple invention or simple business and created an extraordinary life out of that. I never been disappointed with any of their podcasts they put out. I learned how to build confidence and be an original, to be me.
Content is really good but I couldn't handle the forced drama from the host. Every sentence is like he's doing a movie trailer. ð
I thoroughly enjoy listening to these interviews. Keep them coming!
This podcasts has been a game changer for me. I found it early in its debut, and from the beginning has blown me a way. It has open up so many new doors to insanely great ideas that I have applied in my profession. Reid and his team are amazing at finding, studying, and teaching SUCCESS META PATTERNS for building new products or services, and developing them into successful and profitable businesses. It is delivered in an awesomely entertaining way with high production quality. If you live in the world of innovation, or even general management in the modern landscape we all now live in, this is a must listen.
I use to listen to every episode but the over production(sound effects, cut always, and voice overs) become to much. I felt more like I was listening to a kids program then a serious podcast on how to build world class business. Honestly, entrepreneurs donât need all this IMO. Simply provide great content from great operators.
Firstly, this is a kickass podcast. The quality of contributors is phenomenal, Reidâs narration is insightful and episodes are cohesive. The general tone from contributing CEOs is one of honesty vs self congratulation and Iâve personally found many of the insights and stories meaningful, and at times inspiring. As a Brit, I donât use that word lightly, or often! The only âbutâ? Whilst the sound quality has improved greatly since over time as production values levelled up, I find the over-used audio effects, cheesy chipmunk voices and cutesy jingles during the interviews grating, and distracting from the content. Please keep up the fantastic work, but dial back the singing chipmunks?
Listens like a bad, over-produced business book. He interviews people who have been successful, who then tell the best version of themselves. Very little actual insight and no hard questions. As a finishing touch we get to hear about social justice virtue signaling... yawn.
The Masters of Scale podcast is the single most inspiring podcast that I've discovered. It is a podcast about my life as an entrepreneur and a history of others and their successes and failures. The lessons learned in the series are invaluable and I often find that Reid and his guests have excellent ways to express things that I thought or knew already or that they are providing new perspectives on things I hadn't realized to the point that they seem obvious in retrospect. The wealth of knowledge provides very valuable insights when it comes to identifying good and bad ideas and behavior and emphasizing that building something to scale is never easy or obvious. Some things that can seem wrong intuitively are in fact not as wrong as you might think. I find the podcast extremely validating, insightful, helpful and inspirational.
I listen to a lot of business podcasts, this is my favorite
Reading Blitzscaling and then listening to the 32 episodes of Masters of Scale has made a huge shift in our plan of how to shape the future of animal care globally. Realizing that Scollar has the three essential pillars - an innovative technology enabling innovative products and services with an innovative business model, we made the decision that fast-scaling was necessary. No one has harnassed the power of a full stack open platform to change the playing field and race ahead of any potential competition in the management of pets and livestock. Thank you Reid Hoffman for taking us out of the usual boxed in thinking! You are my personal hero!
Great podcast. I've taken a ton of great lessons from it for my work at the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Montana and the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery at Montana State University. The lessons definitely cross fields and sectors. I've even referred the "Millenial" episode ot families to help better understand their kids.
This is how podcast should be. The production quality of this is high, makes it engaging apart from being very instructive. In fact itâs a great template for how a podcast should sound like
The beauty of Mr. Hoffmanâs podcast is that it highlights the processes of thinking and reasoning in various situations as opposed to simply just stating conclusions. Listening to these podcasts and going for a run to start or end the day was always a pleasure, and I was bummed when I got all caught up with the episodes.A suggestion Iâd have is to create a podcast series that caters to people (ie college kids) that may have a plethora of ideas but donât quite know where to start.
Thanks to Reid and his team for giving such great interviews that inform and inspire. Great podcast!
I have listened to each podcast multiple time and I take away something new each time. Regardless of your industry, you can learn so much from Reid and his guests. People pay lots of money to hear and learn the lessons offered here on Master of Scale. Truly a wealth of knowledge and advice thatâs well worth your time.
Very well put together and produced. You are getting insights from a successful founder and VC partner at a top firm. I wish there more episodes!
Thank you Reid for taking the time to make this series. I find so much learning and inspiration in each podcast.
Few weeks after I relocated from Amsterdam to New York a local entrepreneur advised me to listen. This was one of the best tips I have received. The show gives me great insights and lessons learned and empowers me to immediately apply in scaling and building Speakap. Thank you !
I really ENJOY the style in which these interviews are done. Reidâs âstorytellingâ format really gives you sense of actually being there throughout the various points in the guestâs history as theyâre walking you through their early days right up to present day at their company.
Great podcast, thank you Mr.Reid for the great value, I found that the full interview makes it much easier for me to connect the points and understand the tactics and thinking behind a specific idea, while the short ones makes it a bit difficult with all the production and background effects, they are funny and interesting, but a little bit distracting in my opinion. Thank you again for all the great advices and effort, very appreciated.
Reid, host of the Masters of Scale podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this canât miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Hello my name is Kevin, Iâm a 29 year old chef/future restauranteur from Atlanta, Ga. I absolutely love this podcast especially your episode with Danny Meyers, who I admire. This show is very moving and inspirational. I love getting applicable lessons to apply to my company and all aspects of life for that matter. Thank you so much for feeding my soul with knowledge and understanding of what it takes to truly scale a business.
Every entrepreneur should listen to this podcast. Learn the ethos and thinking that guides the most successful tech founders as they've led their companies through a wide range of challenges and market conditions. Some of the discussions can feel like revisionist history (it's easy to say in hindsight years later that you had a certain vision all along), but who cares... you get some really interesting insight into the contributing factors to success of the world's most interesting tech companies. Production quality, pace, and length of each episode is the best I've listened to for this type of content.
Asks easy questions and focus on high level topicsWould be more interesting to hear details on a specific topic with examples
One of my all-time favorite podcastsâlisten on my way to work most mornings. Would be great to hear your thoughts on MBA: masters of scale with MBAs, the impact of having vs not from an investorâs perspective, co-founder, etc. Thank you.
This podcast is a wonderful listen with great writing and structure. The two part Barry Diller episodes were especially high points. However, the episodes are punctuated by these pitched up, sort of âGreek chorusâ voices that are meant to bring comic relief. They turn a great podcast into a kids show. Maybe Iâm over exaggerating on these things, but to me itâs grating. However, I like this podcast so much I would pay for it (maybe I could get a special version without the voices, then).
In a 45 min podcast there are about 7-9 mins of ads. Thatâs got to be the highest % among podcasts. You put out such good content and I donât think you should provide it for no money. However there must be ways of improving the experience of serving ads. Perhaps charging more per ad slot and less slots. Thanks!
I love this podcast- itâs nice to hear the stories of other entrepreneurs. Sometimes itâs a lonely world, thank you for sharing insight and info!
I think every leader needs a great team, a great board, and a great âkitchen cabinetâ of experts â a group of unofficial advisors who generously share their experience and expertise. I use Masters of Scale as part of my kitchen cabinet. I love hearing Mark Pincus describe his process for creating and killing ideas (instincts are right 95% of the time but ideas are right only 25% of the time). I love hearing Stacy Brown-Philpot describe the humanity of good design (harnessing the community to train and develop people). I love hearing Barry Diller describe iconoclasm as a process of continual rediscovery (nobody knows anything including me). The Masters of Scale guests are great kitchen cabinet advisers: they donât tell me what I should do â they tell me what they have done and let me draw my own parallels and conclusions.
This is a masterclass in building excellence in a business, not because the amazing guests talk only about the results they achieved, or even just the process by which they achieved it, but because they described how they felt about it, what their doubts and fears were, the mistakes they made, and the fact that they sometimes just got lucky. All these amazing visionary entrepreneurs are on covers of magazines and headlines of tech business, but those articles gives you the idea that just because they had access to a lot of VC money they just magically just made it work. I have been helping entrepreneurs scale for 15 years in all sorts of businesses, and these stories of scale I believe are statistical outliers. The people who built these companies are special, but for the first time, they come across as truly human. And I can finally relate to them because even though my company doesnât have a gazillion users or is a Unicorn, they connect with me as a person.Reid is a masterful storyteller and dot-connector. His experience deeply enhances the interviews because his commentary weaves together the lessons learned.The production is outstanding: sound effects, storyboard...just brilliant, and entertaining!The length of the episode is just right: about an episode a car-ride or 5k run. I love Tim Ferrissâ podCast but sometimes I need 3 or 4 sittings to get through it.Finally, without exception, I find the episodes so deeply relevant to building my company, that 1. I usually listen to the episode twice, the second time with a notebook and pen so that I can write down the insights 2. Each insight, I try to turn it into an action item 3. I share them with my team, not as a directive, but as a conversation. I feel it has allowed me to approach culture-building in a unique, but effective way. Plus, our values and norms are being shaped collectively as a team and the podCastâs insights have really helped me achieve that, where as before, I would just told people what I thought we should do.Finally, I love the sponsor stories. Itâs not just in your face advertising, itâs actually something valuable and I have even looked up several of the sponsors.I really appreciate all the time and effort Reid and his team have put into producing this gem. Onwards and upwards!
I have taken to leveraging these podcasts as mini professional development tutorials for my colleagues and friends. It is rare that there are insights shared in each segment that donât correlate to the work I am doing. But most importantly and what I like best is that I feel like I get to piggyback on Reidâs rolodex and network. Well done!
Handsdown this podcast does the most editing out of any of the biz podcasts I listen to... Really like the story-telling aspect. One of my favorite podcasts, for sure.
I have enjoyed this podcast for great leadership lessons on high growth companies. Very informative and great companies featured. I always learn something!
While Reid Hoffman has successfully started, and massively scaled, LinkedIn (a company that has changed the world), this entertaining and interesting podcast is not just for those who aspire to do the same. A busy stay at home mom can hear about the importance of rest, and strategies to achieve more of it, while learning from the experiences and research of Ariana Huffington. A hungry salesperson may suddenly see the conventional wisdom which has been holding him back in the inspiring interview with Danny Meyer, the self-aware founder of Shake Shack. And of course, CEOs and other leaders can glean incredible insights that many of us pay thousands of dollars to obtain through personal mentoring and training. Expand your horizons, adopt a growth mindset, and take notes â there is gold in every single interview!
Awesome podcast. I never know what great lessons I will take away.
Reid takes us to a world that he knows very well. He has the connections, the experience and the playbook to give us real insights into entrepreneurship.Throughout his books, lessons and guests Iâve evolved into a person with a purpose. Iâve learned that providing services that customers actually want is the key to success.Failure is not anymore a word to be afraid of. It is part of the growth and a component for success.I am so grateful to live in this time when people like Reid share their knowledge and really care for the industry.No matter your field, you will get a lot of good content and advice from listening this podcast.Congratulations on your new book Reid. Canât wait it to get it.
I like that the team go above and beyond to produce it and you can tell how many throughs are put into it but the background sound can be distracting.