Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 5 of Stanford University’s CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue. Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, and Allen’s entirely.
*A big thank you again to Ryan McKinney for helping me to record the last portion of the class. I had to rush to San Francisco for a Greylock event we were hosting*
This class and the next three classes are on the second level of scale — Operational Scale (OS2) — the Tribe level of scale or the stage between 10–100 people. This first class was a deep dive with Allen Blue regarding his experience at LinkedIn and John Lilly on his experience joining and eventually leading Mozilla.