What entrepreneur or founder doesn’t 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 that 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.
When growing at a breakneck pace, getting to the next level can require very different strategies from those that got you to where you are today.
In this session, Chris Yeh, co-author of Blitzscaling (with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman) will share how to navigate the necessary shifts and weather the unique challenges that arise at each stage of a company’s life cycle, such as:
-How to design business models for igniting and sustaining relentless growth
-Strategies for hiring and managing
-How the role of the founder and company culture must evolve as the business matures
Chris will cover examples of the business models, strategies, and management techniques that have been employed by companies that have successfully scaled from startup to massively-valuable global companies in a matter of years, through a series of case studies.
The session will end with Q&A to allow participants to dive deeper into how to apply the techniques of Blitzscaling to their ventures.