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32 Breathtaking Reid Hoffman Quotes

Reid Hoffman is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn. As an American venture capitalist and author, Hoffman once say on the Board of Directors during the founding of Paypal. Here is a look at some of the most monumental Reid Hoffman quotes ever recorded.

“A business without loyalty is a business without long-term thinking. A business without long-term thinking is a business that’s unable to invest in the future.”

“A leader’s job is not to put greatness into people, but rather to recognize that it already exists, and to create the environment where that greatness can emerge and grow.”

“All human beings are entrepreneurs.”

“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship.”

“Easy success had transformed the American auto companies into risk-averse, nonmeritocratic, bloated bureaucracies.”

“Employee networks are extremely valuable to companies as a source of information.”

“Establish an identity independent of your employer, city, and industry.”

“Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate it.”

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

“For many people “twenty years of experience” is really one year of experience repeated twenty times.”

“Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’. If you’re not growing, you’re contracting. If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward.”

“Ideally, most of the top executives of a company should be on Foundational tours.”

“If you aren’t embarrassed by the first version of your product, you shipped too late.”

“If you’re in permanent beta in your career, twenty years of experience actually is twenty years of experience because each year will be marked by new, enriching challenges and opportunities. ”

“In this sense, a business is far more like a sports team than a family.”

“In this sense, the world of tomorrow will be more like the Silicon Valley of today: constant change and chaos.”

“Involve yourself in organizations that try to systemically improve society at a massive scale.”

“Many people think you get career stability by minimizing all risk. But ironically, in a changing world, that’s one of the riskiest things you can do.”

“No one cares who you are or are not dating on LinkedIn.”

“Often it’s when you come in contact with challenges other people find hard but you find easy that you know you’re in possession of a valuable soft asset.”

“Remember: If you don’t find risk, risk will find you.”

“Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurally.”

“Start a personal blog and begin developing a public reputation and public portfolio of work that’s not tied to your employer.”

“The most entrepreneurial employees want to establish “personal brands” that stand apart from their employers’. It’s a rational, necessary response to the end of lifetime employment.”

“The person passionate about what he or she is doing will outwork and outlast the guy motivated solely by making money.”

“These stewards of the company way are the intellectual and emotional foundation of the organization.”

“They scribbled observations in notebooks.”

“Throwing your heart into something is great, but when any one thing becomes all that you stand for, you’re vulnerable to an identity crisis when you pivot to a Plan B.”

“Unfortunately, for far too many, focused learning ends at college graduation. They read about stocks and bonds instead of reading books that improve their mind.”

“Whether you want to learn a new skill or simply be better at the job you were hired to do, it’s now your job to train and invest in yourself.”

“Which plan offers the most learning potential?”

“You need to think and act like you’re running a start-up: your career.”

Reid Hoffman appears during this speaking seminar covering an array of topics from entrepreneurship to leadership and blitz scaling. Check out this interesting segment below.

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