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Billionaire Reid Hoffman: Advice on Entrepreneurship and Startups

An interview and Q&A with billionaire entrepreneur, venture capitalist and founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman. In this interview, Reid gives his advice to hopeful entrepreneurs on how to think about starting a business and current entrepreneurs on scaling and networking. Reid also talks about his education and why you should be contrarian. 📚 Books by Reid Hoffman and his recommend books are located at the bottom of the description❗

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Video Segments:
0:00 Introduction
4:45 How does someone with a background in philosophy became successful in tech?
7:15 Why did you chose to be an entrepreneur?
9:20 What are the issues of our time?
11:05 Advice to entrepreneurs?
13:58 Which principles have resonated with people?
15:22 Summary of The Alliance?
19:13 How do you implement your principles at LinkedIn?
21:41 Observations on leadership?
27:10 How to a find fast growing new industry/ technology?
32:30 Blitz Scaling?
39:00 Start of Q&A
39:20 Lessons learnt from school and labour?
42:05 When is it time to stop/give up?
45:32 Responsability to the flow of information on social platforms?
49:11 Thoughts on freedom of the press?
53:36 How do you identify current technology trends?

Reid Hoffman Books 🇺🇸📈 (affiliate link)
The Start-up of You:
The Alliance:

Reid Hoffman’s Recommended Books🔥(affiliate link)
The Seventh Sense:
Crazy Is a Compliment:
Smart People Should Build Things:
Startup Rising:

Interview Date: 5th June, 2016
Event: Distinguished Speaker Series, Saïd Business School
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  1. The moderator is a fool.

  2. Great interview. Thanks for uploading!

  3. Awesome! Interesting person.

  4. Skip to 4:45

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