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Reid Hoffman

Reid Garrett Hoffman (born August 5, 1967) is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author.

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This is seriously cool. LinkedIn's Series B pitch to Greylock with context and advice from Reid Hoffman.
The business talent environment is changing rapidly raises a valid point about alliances in his new boo…
“Our attempt to crystallize our own experiences into a practical framework for managers”
Great discussion between & surrounding "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age"
“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in our DNA.”- Reid Hoffman
Here's a very good "Reid", (bad pun), about employer / employee relationship and talent management from the Chairman…
You can't guarantee employees lifetime employment, but you can give them lifetime employability via
In a recent Inc. interview with Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn’s co-founder, he revealed that your LinkedIn summary should have a goal.
“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn CF
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” –Reid Hoffman, VC
Reid Hoffman shares LinkedIn's 2004 Series B pitch to Greylock, with deck and commentary –
if you click my profile it says eric hoffman am I wrong
“You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.” —Reid Hoffman
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” —Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
co-founder Reid Hoffman talks to about how to build your profile - Hint: set the mission.
5 of 5 stars to The Start-up of You by Ben Casnocha Reid Hoffman
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Quick video on your LinkedIn profile from the founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
"The best Plan B is different but very much related to what you're already doing" ~ Reid Hoffman
Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman offers some profile tips
Tremendous interview of Reid Hoffman by an economist. Worth the listen to get deep insight into LinkedIn
Help the people in your network. And let them help you. - Reid Hoffman
Take a look of these Job Tips from the co-founder of LinkedIn!
Employment relationships, like marriages, can't thrive when grounded in dishonesty; overview of "The Alliance"
Summary of Reid Hoffman's new book on talent and careers. Extremely refreshing. (Jobs are tours of duty...)
Thanks for the shout out and great book
Chairman of Linkedin, Reid Hoffman's birthday was a few days ago. I am certain a great belated birthday gift would b…
Quote from one of my fav authors; Reid Hoffman of the startup of you: . “IF YOU ARE NOT EMBARRASSED BY YOUR FIRST...
Reid Hoffman. Executive Chairman & Co-founder, LinkedIn. One of the most important skills any entrepreneur should...
Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.” – Reid Hoffman
Required Reading for Entrepreneurs: The Start-up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha
.Raises $20M, Led by Greylock and Index - Reid Hoffman and Mike Volpi joins board...
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Restore Trust at Work with These 3 Words - Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh - Harvard Business Review
Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with LinkedIn co-founder and Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman and CEO...
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My "Dozen Things" blog post on Vinod Khosla will appear at about this time tomorrow. Working on Reid Hoffman, Fred Wilson & Peter Thiel now.
"All humans are entrepreneurs", said Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and micro finance pioneer. This was true at the dawn of the mankind and is certainly true now, according to LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. This doesn't mean that everyone should own a business. It just means no matter what your career is, you must think and act like an entrepreneur. The days of traditional employment as we know it are long gone. This requires individuals to be empowered with new tool set which they can use to stay competitive and march ahead. The tool set is called
Ok, I have a list of all attendees to the 2014 Bilderberger meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here is who will be attending from the USA. Interesting list. I expected to see the CFR, Carnegie Institute, Goldman Sachs, Henry Kissinger, and David Petraus. I wasn’t expecting Kasim Reed (the mayor of Atlanta), Reid Hoffman (Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn), or Google and Microsoft. Also, several representatives of some of the most prestigious universities in America- Harvard, Stanford and MIT are there. The meeting is taking place right now, from May 29 – Jun 1. The full list is in this link; the American attendees are below. *Alexander, Keith B. Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Former Director, National Security Agency *Altman, Roger C. Executive Chairman, Evercore *Berggruen, Nicolas Chairman, Berggruen Institute on Governance *Donilon, Thomas E. Senior Partner, O’Melveny and Myers; Former U.S. National Security Advisor *Feldstein, Martin S. Professor of Economics, Harvard University; P ...
Marc Benioff, Reid Hoffman, and 28 other tech heavyweights beg Gov. Jerry Brown to help get coding into CA schools
Joi Ito, Reid Hoffman...it's going to be a fun talk! (@ DG717 (Digital Garage) w/ 4 others)
Some of the most interesting people in tech studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford: Scott Forstall, Marissa Mayer, Reid Hoffman, Chris Cox.
yes I love listening to James and Andrew's podcasts. Thanks for the Reid Hoffman quote! Who are you again?
My answer to Reid Hoffman is arguably one of the best in consumer technology startups. What advice does he have for …
Four billionaires, including retail maven Tory Burch and LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, are among the 11 new ambassadors selected by President Barack Obama to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. Known as the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, these honorees will work clos...
Now on to our 112th year! A huge thanks to everyone who joined us at San Francisco's Palace Hotel to celebrate our Distinguished Citizen Awards. This year, we honored the following Bay Area luminaries: • Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Founder and President of the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation (LAAF) • Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn • Eric E. Schmidt, PhD, Executive Chairman, Google • Wendy Schmidt, President, The Schmidt Family Foundation • John Gunn, Chairman of the Board of Directors, San Francisco Opera - Lifetime Achievement Award • Cynthia Fry Gunn, San Francisco Fine Arts Museums Board Member - Lifetime Achievement Award We'll have photos to share in the near future. For now, we're rolling up our sleeves and preparing for our FOUR events today.
History of CrowdFunding Overview Signed into law on April 5, 2012 by President Obama, CrowdFunding provides reduced costs and opens additional sources of capital to the entrepreneurial and small business community by allowing them to leverage the power of social media. The industry has seen explosive growth in recent years. In their May 2013 report, industry analyst Massolution reported an 81% growth rate for 2012, predicting $5.1 billion in worldwide volume for 2013. With prominent investors such as Google Ventures, Donald Trump, Reid Hoffman, Mike Maples, Michael Birch and Tim Ferriss joining the crowd, the opportunity becomes even more apparent. A market in hyper-growth, with no sign of slowing down and an audience eager for resources creates the perfect storm for businesses looking to connect and offer resources to the small business community. With A&E, CNBC, and Yahoo launching CrowdFunding TV shows similar to Shark Tank, CrowdFunding is dominating the news cycle. The Securities and Exchange Commiss ...
When's that Reid Hoffman vs. Elon Musk debate on PayPal's future at eBay scheduled?
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(Credit: eBay) LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman says the battle between eBay and activist investor Carl Icahn exemplifies the fundamental difference between the culture of Wall Street and that of Silicon Valley. He penned a blog post on Wednesday that balked at Icahn's idea of spinning out PayP...
When you read stuff by Chris Dixon, Marc Andreessen, Reid Hoffman, Ben Horowitz, Paul Graham, Paul Buchheit you see why they're successful.
I liked a video Book Summary: The Start-up of You -- Adapt to the Future by Reid Hoffman & Ben
Almost done reading "The Start-up of YOU" by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. Gonna try injecting some randomness into my life and career.
Quick read and solid advice on effective networking from two of the pros - I recommend The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha. …
Ironically, in a changing world, playing it safe is one of the riskiest things you can do. – Reid Hoffman
Joichi Ito thoughts on Serendipity. From a conversation with Reid Hoffman at MIT Media Lab April 4, 2012 "Serendipity's hard. It's like meditation. You don't meditate by falling asleep. It takes a certain amount of focus. When you're a good hunter, with a bow and arrow, there's a point where you stop looking, and see everything. Without this hunter's eye, you can never see all of the motion. It's the same thing when you're looking for mushrooms. Part of it's pattern recognition, and part of it's this disciplined way of looking. Serendipity shouldn't be random. It requires hard work."
Out of Forbes 500 Billionairs, 15 are those who have made their billion from Tech Startups.. Some of them are: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Sergy Brin, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeffrey Skoll (eBay), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Michael Dell and more.. And as per estimates, if Technology is properly and optimally utilized, then this is just a scratch on the surface...
Founders and funders event season kicks into high gear next week. Grind will warm things up at the Computer History Museum Monday night with an interview of Ben Horowitz. Others taking the stage over the three-day event include Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners, Intuit founder Scott Cook, unicorn-hunter Aileen Lee and Mike Abbott of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Dave McClure of 500 Startups and Jessica Livingston of Y Combinator bookend the last day of sessions on Wednesday.
Take the intelligent risks. Who you know is what you know. - Reid Hoffman . Because the book was effing great. I...
I just went to a training on LinkedIn by the amazing Yumi Wilson. I learned so much, thank you. For those of you happily ensconced in jobs or seeking new ones, I encourage you to seek out a training or do one of the online webinars. I also read founder Reid Hoffman's book The Start-Up of You. No offense, but I think it's one of the cheeziest titles... for a GREAT, quick, essential read that really will help you think through the new-conomy.
2/2 to the fast changing future, and creating breakout opportunities. Adaptability is the new stability for modern careers. ~ Reid Hoffman
"If you are not ashamed of your product when you launch it, you launched too late.” Reid Hoffman
“It’s better to be the best connected than the most connected.” - Reid Hoffman, LinkedIN
""I actually think every individual is now an whether they recognize it or not." - Reid Hoffman...
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Review, 2:9 1956, 185-199, reprinted in Finley, M. Joe Gebbia, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston for reading drafts of this.
Love this trailer for Reid Hoffman's book: The Start-Up of YOU: Rediscovering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in All of Us
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and former COO of PayPal, and Ben Casnocha discuss the concepts behind their...
This is big invests in (Greylock = VC firm of LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman)
Before dreaming about the future or marking plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you - Reid Hoffman
"Building a company is like jumping off a cliff and constructing a parachute on the way down" (Reid Hoffman). Holy bejezus was this man right...!
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn with his 2,400 contacts in the service.
"One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it's making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it's the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you're dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you." -Reid Hoffman Rise and shine! Headed down for breakfast and opening speakers here in a bit. Having a great time reconnecting with so many of my industry friends and meeting new people as well. It's like the entire industry is here, can't walk a few feet without running into people I know.
Reid Hoffman is sharing his best advice ever or students and pupils who do not know what their path is. It is a MUSTREAD article if you want to stand out.
Reid Hoffman, One of the founders of LinkedIn, says: Entrepreneurship is jumping off a cliff and assembling a plane on the way down.
Just remembered ABZ Career Planning framework from Reid Hoffman's "The Start-up of You"
In the same way that trailblazers like Coursera and Udacity are making instruction faster, cheaper, and more effective, we should make certification faster, cheaper, and more effective too. Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn
'Linkin Park' were originally called 'Linkedin Park' after Mike Shinoda created the networking site with Reid Hoffman
Be persistent, and hang on to your vision. And at the same time, be flexible. - Reid Hoffman
We have to admit that it is still really difficult to bring at this stage people like Steve Blank, Eric Ries, Kent Beck, Reid Hoffman, Mark andreesen to Timisoara. What we can do is to simulcast their (and much others' lean theorists and practitioners) talks at The Lean Startup Conference 2013 in San Francisco, within a two-nights community spirit event in Timisoara! Join us and immerse yourself in the lean stream!
“You remake yourself as you grow and as the world changes. Your identity doesn’t get found. It emerges.”. Reid Hoffman"
LinkedIn's co-fdr Reid Hoffman on how co. is still working to educate a large % of pop. on H2 use & why it's valuable.
Legit... I would have thought Sergey Brin and Reid Hoffman would have been higher.
Linkedin founder and billionaire Reid Hoffman was in the Lake Forest, IL store in Fall of 2012.
"Winning careers, like winning start-up, are in permanent beta: alwasy a work in progress." (cit. The Start-up of You - Reid Hoffman)
Does a cast get better than Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tara Reid?
A really really REALLY good read - Reid Hoffman dissects his series B pitch to Greylock for LinkedIn
Sen. Dem Ldr exempted top staff who worked to pass Obamacare. Was it the higher costs or reduced choices?
How do you set your mind to becoming a more effective entrepreneur? LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman discusses these rules to help individuals looking to cre...
For someone whose original ambition was to become an academic philosopher, Reid Hoffman has done very well as an entrepreneur. After deciding that the world of
Hi *waves* thanks for following - & indeed wrt that Reid Hoffman quote!
Reid Hoffman: "Be embarrassed w/ your 1st version" & 9 other bits of counterintuitive advice from top entrepreneurs
congrats to my amazing husband for winning the Reid Hoffman Culture & Values Beanbag Award
Who wants to go to the lean startup conference ? Reid Hoffman, Marc andressen will be attending to name a few!
Awesome of the awesome will be judging w/ me, Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, Drew Housto…
'12 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Linkedin CEO Reid Hoffman' by is featured on our homepage.
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C. S. Lewis Think of the owner of Kentucky Fried chicken who was 65 years old before he opened his first KFC restaurant, he also used his social security check to do it! Also, Albert Einstein after the age of 40, Reid Hoffman age 35, founder of LinkedIn, Ray Kroc, who created McDonald's at the age of 52, John Pemberton, Coca-Cola age 55, and many more..So NEVER give up on your goals. I am 41 and still at it because I have faith in myself! Be consistent!
See how Reid Hoffman pitched to Greylock Partners in 2004 - a great resource for
Reid Hoffman I meant to say! And yeah Angel investor is in his way! God is faithful and he's not only rich in grace and mercy but faith
Check-out Forbes World's Most Powerful List Aliko Dangote Named the Most Powerful African!! Here, a quick peek at the Most Powerful People in the World 2013: Newcomers: Among the 13 newcomers are Pope Francis (No. 4), Samsung Chairman Lee Kun- Hee (No. 41), Volkswagen’s Martin Winterkorn (No. 49), South Korean President Park Geun-hye (No. 52), IBM CEO Virginia Rometty (No. 56), and Janet Yellen (No. 72), nominated by President Obama as the next leader of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Rosneft CEO and Putin confidant Igor Sechin (No. 60) and Jill Abramson (No. 68), the executive editor of the New York Times, make a return appearance after dropping of the list in years past. He’s Not No. 1: This is the first year that Putin carries the crown. Obama has been on the top of the list for every year with the exception of 2010, when Hu Jintao, the former political and military leader of China, was No. 1. Billionaires: Worth a cumulative $564 billion. Sure they’re rich but many of these billionaires deserve speci ...
Billionaires' Advice For New College Grads 01.Steve Jobs: Live Each Day As If It Was Your Last When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last,some day you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "no" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~Stanford University, 2005 02.Bill Gates: From Those To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected My mother, who was filled with pride the day I was admitted here-never stopped pressing me to do more for others. A few days before my wedding, she hosted a bridal event, at which she read aloud a letter about marriage that she had written to Melinda. My mother was very ill with cancer at the time, but she saw one more opportunity to deliver her message, and at the clo ...
Society Flourishers when people think entrepreneurally. Reid Hoffman
One of the best lectures I have ever heard: Live Life in Permanent Beta - Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn) -
gonna cowrite a book with Reid Hoffman on the intersections of startups and farming.
Reid Hoffman's take on disrupting PSE with a Certification Platform (Mozilla Badges)
“If you’re not embarassed of your product at the first launch, you launch too late” -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn
How does a successful entrepreneur pitch his idea to a top VC firm. Kudos to Reid Hoffman, the founder of...
Couldn't agree more: "It takes as much effort to grow a small company as it does a big company" - Reid Hoffman via
It's a Reid Hoffman quote, and the next sentence is, "So you might as well aim high."
I once heard Reid Hoffman once say that. In his explanation why it's better to aim high
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Reid Hoffman said in WSJ that social networks do best when they tap into one of the 7 deadly sins (1/1)
Entrepreneur shared the following link and had this to say about it: Some words of inspiration from LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.
Emily Chang Host of "Bloomberg West" My First Job: A Turtle-Sized Break October 28, 2013 A turtle had washed up on the north shore of Oahu. It wasn't a story that would make history. In truth, no one would talk about it on the island for more than 5 minutes -- but, to me, it was the biggest story in the world. It was the first story I was assigned to write for a newscast on Channel 4. It was the summer after my freshman year of college. I decided to return home to Hawaii for an unpaid internship at KITV, one of the local stations. A few months earlier, I realized I didn't want to be a doctor and dropped out of all my pre-med classes. Harvard didn't have a communications program, so if I wanted to become a reporter, I'd have to be entrepreneurial and find my own opportunities. When I got to KITV, I had to be aggressive and ask each of the reporters and anchors if I could "shadow" them when they went out in the field. Otherwise, I’d have to sit in the newsroom transcribing tape all day. I made myself as u ...
LinkedIn Beats the Street -- Again -- As Revenue and User Growth Climb Mathat / AllThingsD.com LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Chairman Reid Hoffman LinkedIn posted its third-quarter earnings results on Tuesday, and it’s yet another big quarterly beat. The company reported 39 cents in earnings per share on revenue of $393 million. That’s against analysts’ estimates of 32 cents per share on revenue of $385.41 million. It was a good quarter for growth as well, as the company added another 21 million monthly active users to its base, bringing the total to 259 million overall. That’s 38 percent year-on-year overall growth for the company. “Increased member growth and engagement helped drive strong financial results in the third quarter,” said LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner in a statement. “We continue to deliver value to professionals through investment in core products and strategic initiatives such as mobile, students, and the professional publishing platform.” The company’s talent solutions produc ...
10/25 on Most Clicked: Reid Hoffman shares the investment pitch used by LinkedIn
What Reid Hoffman Wants in an Entrepreneur LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman discusses what he looks for in the next be...
Just your average morning in the valley with breakfast next to Reid Hoffman.
"One way to upgrade your competitive position is by upgrading your assets – ie. Investing in yourself." via Reid Hoffman.
After Reid Hoffman did it, now Lars Hinrichs displays XING's IPO presenation pitch from 2006
What would happen if everyone knows how to code? discusses w/ at Launch ht…
How to think conceptually about Amazon, Apple, and Google, from John Lilly (channeling a Reid Hoffman metaphor):
A slide summary of a great book by Reid Hoffman ,"The Startup of You"
Reid Hoffman show and tell: How I raised $10M for LinkedIn
Code.org's goal of having computer science classes in every school in the country sounds far-fetched, until you look at who s pitching in money to make it happen: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki, Reid Hoffman and John Doerr; and Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn...
Living a life that's in is essentially a lifelong commitment to continuous growth - The Start Up of You by Reid Hoffman
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Are you an optimist, pessimist, rationalist or opportunist? Reid Hoffman, Entrepreneur, Product Strategist &...
Excellent interview w/ Reid Hoffman on the value of 'informed by yrs of experience' in decisions
The TC backstage interview with Greylock’s Reid Hoffman & David Sze is really interesting and worth the 10 mins
Overheard panel on David Sze & Reid Hoffman & heard the latter mention Viki as a great exit to - ok they see SEA now
Great share by the founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
In addition to announcing a new $1 billion fund, while on-stage today at Disrupt SF, Reid Hoffman and David Sze...
Greylock Partners' Reid Hoffman and David Sze announced the firm has raised $1B to invest in its 14th venture fund.
David Sze, Reid Hoffman say Greylock has new $1B fund in panel with Mike Arrington
Listening to Reid Hoffman. Greylock Partners just announced raising another BUSD fund.
Listening to Reid Hoffman, while taking notes and watching the Apple keynote.
Reid Hoffman - every great investment has a contrarian check: most people will think it's a bad investment
Reid Hoffman speaking about Viki and the acquisition by Rakuten
Billionaire founder of PayPal and LinkedIn Reid Hoffman taking the stage
Reid Hoffman and David Sze wishing Arrington's mom Happy BDay on stage
"You have to be constantly reinventing yourself and investing in the future," Reid Hoffman.
"You are your own CMO" Reid Hoffman founder. APAC head Cliff Rosenberg talks about public branding of yourself and your company …
Reid Hoffman's next big bet for LinkedIn
what a glorious picture of Reid Hoffman
-Reid Hoffman (Linkedin) "I don't have one mentor. My network mentors me. I have different mentors on different subjects."
“Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurally.” -Reid Hoffman
"You Google other people, so don't you think they're Googling you?" LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman
To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink and The StartUp of You by Reid Hoffman- recent favs!
Tips on how to create an epic viral by "Reid Hoffman: How to Turn Viewers Into Buyers"
"Really excited + feeling lucky to partner with Reid Hoffman ... and more at" see conversation by Josh Elman at
Reid Hoffman: How to Turn Viewers Into Buyers: . With the advent of e-books and ...
How to turn your SlideShare viewers into buyers? co-founder and author shares his tips:
LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman shares three strategies for business success
If you're sitting in a powerful seat and you don't see the politics, you are not seeing what is actually going on. Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman quote on how playing it safe creates risk
Listening to Reid Hoffman talk 'if you are not embarressed by your first product launch, you released too late'
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LinkedIn is just an experiment by Reid Hoffman to see how little time users can spend on the site without affecting stock price
Current employer-employee dynamics aren't suited to a networked world where your job will get taken over by robots.
The admirable Reid Hoffman in his book The Start-Up of You talks about blocked escalators. No longer is there movement beneath your feet...
"“Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurally.” ― Reid Hoffman,"
An alternative view of Reid Hoffman's theory of "Tour of duty " for employees - it destabilises the troops -
"If you are not somewhat embarrassed by your 1.0 product launch, then you have released too late". Reid Hoffman
Great interview with Reid on Startup of You, key is to focus on "flexible persistence" as an entrepreneur
Blend allies and acquaintances - Reid Hoffman: You Need Two Types of Professional Networks | LinkedIn
The Startup of You by Reid Hoffman: A business book reviewed by a non-business person
Killer talk this morning on w/ Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. So awesome to get to see live!
As professionals we should be in per Reid Hoffman
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way to determine if 2 people are compatible "Do they laugh at the same s%$t?" Reid Hoffman 2 Carlo at
Watching Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn founder on 2nd day of creativeLIVE's 'Secrets of Silicon Valley'. Awesome for entrepreneurs.
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Reid Hoffman fashion in a class of its own. Zero effs given.
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Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Ben Casnocha (award-winning entrepreneur and author) talking on creativeLIVE right now. If you have any interest in business or entrepreneurship, you want to be watching this! Check it out live and free!
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Reid Hoffman on for free live right now, Guy Kawasaki and Tim Ferriss on later! at
right now on FREE authors of THE STARTUP OF YOU. Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha
LIVE NOW: Ask Reid Hoffman your business question or career advice
Via gem from Reid Hoffman on how to navigate the current world of work -
Vladimir Putin met with representatives of the Business 20 Summit, an international business forum with the participation of companies and business associations from G20 member states and partner countries, as well as leading international governmental and commercial organisations.
"I invest in the seven deadly sins. They're triggers that cross hundreds of millions of people. LinkedIn is greed". Reid Hoffman at
Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn, have "interesting person" lunch fund to learn from new people.
If everyone used it would raise GDP claims Reid Hoffman w
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"If everyone used LinkedIn, it would raise the GDP." - CEO Reid Hoffman
"Graduation is not the end of learning. We are all work in progress." Reid Hoffman
"Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They are attached to people. If you are looking for an opportunity, you are really looking for a person! The people you spend time with, shape who you are and who you become!" Reid Hoffman
Secret pre-sale tickets for The Lean Startup Conference 2013 end soon and we'll open sales up to the public next week. We've announced the founder of Linkedin, Reid Hoffman, among other speakers listed here.
I learned a quote today... " You can only be world class at something for which you have true passion" . quote from Reid Hoffman
Right now, it's Barry Diller & & coming up, Beth Comstock and Reid Hoffman! Watch live
Invaluable Career advice from my friend and Billionaire founder of LInkedin Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman, Guy Kawasaki and others NOW live on via
Reid Hoffman: Be Contrarian And Be Right Always think creatively and boldly. Where do you see a massive opportunity? Where do you think something is going to change, where you see something that most other people don't see? Part of being a successful entrepreneur is to be contrarian and to be right. It's the two that are particularly important because if it was obvious to everyone there's no market opportunity, there's no gap to go do something about it. But then you have to be right about it. ~UC Berkeley School of Information, 2011
LinkedIn is back online! woohoo! :) Just finished reading 'The Startup of You' by Reid Hoffman (CEO LinkedIn) - great read. Recommended!
I would love to thank all of the GREAT influences in my life they range from teachers to mentors. and writers. So here we go Thank you so very much to Gretchen Weicker for allowing me to be in Two Gentlemen of Verona (when Zwadi Branch couldn't be in it), Fredrica Hoffman for just her smile and first introducing me to Derome Scott Smith, Ernie Mclintock (strong, very strong man!), Kelsie E. Collie for finding me in richmond, va and bringing me to D.C., Henrietta Edmonds, Al Freeman Jr, Hasani Issa, Gregarious Reid, Ebone Graham, Janis Dionne McDavid (college friends also the Soul Food Avengers!) All of the members of the Jazz Actors Theatre, D.L. DL Hopkins, J J- Ron Fleming, K IsFor Kimberly (definitely for relieving me of my stress on the highway to do a show. I will never see costumes the same way!!! Stress is a muthaf.) Joy Ross Davis (for allowing me to direct her childrens show which was my first) Rebekah Lynn Peirce ( I thought I was going to J sarge to get an education, but I ended up meeting a gr ...
Reid Hoffman (DIR) of LINKEDIN CORP (LNKD) sold 83,334 shares at $177.72-$181.40 for $14,952,431 during after hours trading.
Hey Biz friends, along with opening the new creativeLIVE studios in SF this week, we're kicking it all off with a 2-day LIVE interactive event June 20+21 with an incredible line-up of entrepreneurs: Chris Guillebeau, Glenn Kelman, David Goldberg, Reid Hoffman, Spencer Rascoff, Guy Kawasaki, Gary Swart, Toni Schneider + more. Join us!
Reid Hoffman's advice to graduates - Don't panic!
Building up a small idea is as much work as a big one in the early stages, so you want to execute on the biggest idea possible-Reid Hoffman
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Two books worth putting on the must read list: The Startup of You and What's the Future of Business - some great insights courtesy of Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Brian Solis.
Online master classes by Silicon Valley's top entrepreneurs! Guy Kawasaki, Reid Hoffman and etc.
As I wrote in my previous post, each type of relationship in your life is different. Today, we’re going to focus on two types of relationships that especially matter in a professional context:
"Two or more well-coordinated brains beat one every time." (Reid Hoffman)
(Photo by graziedavvero) The following post is co-authored by Ben Casnocha and Reid Hoffman. In the conclusion, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by both of them. Ben Casnoch...
LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman discusses the future of LinkedIn with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)
Success isn't always vertical. -- Reid Hoffman In his 2012 commencement speech at Boston's Babson College, LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman touted the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit. While stressing the importance of building a wide network, Hoffman pointed out that success will likely not resemble climbing a ladder as many grew up to believe. Best advice: "Success…is no longer a simple ascension of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down, and sometimes you need to swing from the jungle gym and establish your own turf somewhere else on the playground."
“The value of being connected and transparent is so high that the roadbumps of privacy issues are much lower in actual experience than people’s fears.” – Reid Hoffman, founder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn
Are you curious what really goes on in the start-ups of Silicon Valley? Do you want to learn from LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman and ask about his secrets to success?Now you have the chance. On June 2
I cannot express enough of how THANKFUL and how much I appreciate you Carrie Hoffman-Ingram.The mountains and storms you weather on a daily basis and how you conquer them is unbelievable. Not only do I thank god but I praise him and so thankful for the holy spirit to have you.All I do is work, that's it.Its YOU that makes sure food is on the table, house is cleaned, clothes are always clean for 4 children.Bill are paid, daily calls are made and somehow manage to make sure 4 kids have daily activities and places to go for their entertainment. 1 of those child's is a special needs which you somehow make sure while juggling the other 3 he gets to all his medical appointments.Oh ya you do this without a vehicle becuase we sold our 2nd vehicle therefore we could pay for our move.You make time everyday for our fathers.I mean I don't even take my dad on a daily basis for coffee but You do.I used to harp at you for giving free hair cuts to people and to give our last few bucks to your friends who needed help.You ...
I'm proud that so many leaders in the tech community are coming together to promote comprehensive immigration reform and building the knowledge economy. Today we're announcing FWD.us, an organization to advocate for getting the most talented and hardest working people into our economy, through immigration, education and investment in science. A special thanks to Reid Hoffman, John Doerr, Joe Green, Drew Houston, Jim Breyer, Chamath Palihapitiya, Matt Cohler, Aditya Agarwal, Ruchi Sanghvi, Ron Conway and Brian Chesky, Chris Cox, Paul Graham, Reed Hastings, Chad Hurley, Josh James, Max Levchin, Joe Lonsdale, Andrew Mason, Marissa Mayer, Mary Meeker, Dave Morin, Elon Musk, Hadi Partovi, Alison and Mark Pincus, Keith Rabois, Hosain Rahman, David Sacks, Eric Schmidt, Kevin Systrom, Padmasree Warrior and Fred Wilson. Please join us at fwd.us.
The employer-employee relationship is rapidly adapting and traditional employment strategies do not fit the mould of many high-growth businesses and high-potential staff members. Recently our friends over at the Harvard Business Review conducted an interview with Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedI...
Kamikaze Karaoke tonight at Pastori's Ellington!!! Come out for all the madness!! Free hugs for ALL!!! Singing starts at 8pm!! Lauren Schunder-Hoffman will be mixing your drinks and Georgia Savvidis and I will be causing trouble!!
Congratulations to Priscilla Hoffman and Tricia Reid, the champions of the 2013 Greenville Country Club Ladies' Member-Member! Susan Dauber and Barbara Anderson finished second. Yoshi Mizuno and Cathy Hall Cantrell finished third. As the scoreboard shows, it was a very tightly contested event. Thanks to all who participated.
Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn's founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, and Jeff Wiener, CEO, look back at how LinkedIn got started, the decisions and people t...
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Alright, you've got a business plan, but so does everyone and their cousin. Advice from local investors on how to seal the deal.
Live stream moderated by Harvard Business Review with Reid Hoffman and senior executives from leading global companies to discuss their perspectives on the new employer-employee compact and what this means for building an entrepreneurial workforce.
How to Find Opportunities in Your Social Network June 12, 2013 inShare2 Thirty years ago a landmark academic study demonstrated that most people who get new jobs through networking with others almost always get those jobs not from their closest friends or colleagues, but from those they didn’t really know as well. This principle, known as the “strength of weak ties,” has become famous as social networks have proliferated and people have struggled to understand how to extract value from them. LinkedIn’s own Co-Founder, Reid Hoffman, referenced the principle in his post last year, about the two types of professional relationships you should maintain: allies and acquaintances. If you’re looking for a new job (and half or more of LinkedIn members apparently are), then the weak-ties principal is worth paying close attention to. In fact, it’s worth knowing about for a lot of other reasons, also. If you’re a sales person looking for leads, or a venture capitalist looking for investments, or a corpo ...
"In college, the most successful students make the fewest mistakes. But the most successful professionals learn to take intelligent risks." -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn founder
Reid Hoffman, the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, a $19 billion public company says that three secrets of highly successful graduates are: Competition,
Crazy to think that not too long ago Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Roelof Botha, Elon Musk and Dave McClure all worked together...
“Your career success depends on both your individual capabilities and your network’s ability to magnify them. An individual’s power is raised exponentially with the help of a team (a network).” quoted from a Book titled The Start-up of You (2012) coauthored by Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha.
May 29, 2013 1:15 PM GMT-1200 Zuckerberg’s Step Into Politics Pushes Tech Friends Away Political Background The backers are a who’s who of the digital age. Among them: Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates, LinkedIn Corp. Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman, Netflix Inc. chief executive officer Reed Hastings, Yahoo! Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer and Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Some of them are seasoned political contributors. Schmidt, for example, is a top donor to President Barack Obama and Senator Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican and tech advocate. Zuckerberg, 29, is newer to politics, having never written a check to Obama or any other federal candidate, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, based in Washington. In April, the FWD.us offshoots spent more than $1 million on a trio of TV commercials which aired for about a week in home states of senators. In one TV spot, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, says he wants to build the Keystone pipeline to transport tar-sands oil from Canada ...
Today's graduates don't feel ready for the new world of work. I share three things that successful professionals eventually figure out about their careers. http
Though the social professional network now has more that 200 million users its growth started with a sputtering engine. Reid Hoffman explains how it...
“If you review your first site version and don’t feel embarrassment, you spent too much time on it.” Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn UPSSS
Words of Wisdom from Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn
While the Silicon Valley has been on the cutting edge of technological and economic advancement for quite some time, it has done so without having a significant presence in Washington, D.C. But if a new lobbying group called FWD.us is any indication, those days of being largely apolitical appear to...
How LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman Jumped with every company there is abhor decision that changes everything.
Students and alum: Please read Reid Hoffman's (LinkedIn Founder) advice to grads! Great read with great tips!
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Career advice from Reid Hoffman, expanding on ideas from 'The Start-up of You': via
Career advice to college graduates from Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn:
3 secrets of highly successful people via founder Reid Hoffman cc:
"Develop your competitive advantage. Build your network. Take intelligent risks." Great advice by Reid Hoffman. Visit
Reid Hoffman says it took him 15 years after graduating from Stanford in 1990 to figure out what he was really doing with his life.
"Starting a company is like throwing yourself off the cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down"
What are "The 3 Secrets of Highly Successful Graduates"? according to LinkedIn co founder Reid Hoffman
Tour de force career advice from Reid Hoffman--the same basic message that is offering our students.
By far, the best career advise slides for colleage graduates (or anyone). Beautifully prepared and delivered by Reid Hoffman of Linkedin.
127. "Good ideas need good strategy to realize their potential." Reid Hoffman
I think this is all valuable information for anyone (not just grads). Reid Hoffman's advice to college grads:
The 3 Secrets of Highly Successful Graduates Check out this great presentation from LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman
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