If you’ve ever wondered the real stories behind the biggest brands and companies this podcast Masters Of Scale is going to the perfect addition to your weekly listening.
The show is hosted by Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and a master of scale himself. Each week features an interview with a bright mind who gives us an in-depth insight into some of the early decisions and effort that went into building the foundations for successful companies such as Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Netflix.
In the inaugural episode, Hoffman sits down with Brian Chesky the co-founder & CEO of Airbnb. Which unless you’ve been under a rock is the platform which has revolutionised the travel accommodation industry worldwide.
In the episode, Chesky discusses what motivated them to start the company and dishes on the inventive ways they managed to sustain the business in its early days, from taking photo’s of properties themselves to launching a political focused cereal line “Obama O’s” and “Cap’n McCain’s” which helped them raise over $40,000 and pay off their debts.