Perspectives October 8, 2015

Class 6 Notes From Technology-enabled Blitzscaling


Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 6 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.

This class was an interview by John Lilly, of Jennifer Pahlka — the founder and director of Code for America (CFA) — on the founding and scaling of the CFA program. The below is my paraphrasing of their conversation. To recap from last class, we are now on the Tribe Stage of scale — where organizations with product market fit begin to scale in operations.

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