35 Inspirational Reid Hoffman Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Reid Hoffman Quotes On Success

Reid Hoffman is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author. Hoffman was the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily for professional networking. He is currently a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners. On the Forbes 2018 list of the world’s billionaires, Hoffman was ranked #703 with a net worth of US $3.3 billion. May his quotes inspire you to be passionate about what you do so that you may live your dreams.

1. “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff, and builds a plane on his way down.” Reid Hoffman

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

3. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product you’ve launched too late.” Reid Hoffman

4. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” Reid Hoffman

5. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” Reid Hoffman

6. “Every internet entrepreneur should answer these questions: How do we get to 1 million users? Then how do we get to 10 million users? Then how will you get deep engagement by your users.” Reid Hoffman

7. “What makes the meaning of life is people, so you try to be good to people immediately around you and in your broader community. So a lot of my projects are about how I can affect the world in the hundreds of millions.” Reid Hoffman

8. “The will to create is encoded in human DNA.” Reid Hoffman

9. “Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.” Reid Hoffman

10. “Most often I am only interested in an idea if it’s going to get hundreds of millions of users. That’s the scale that I am always trying to play to.” Reid Hoffman

11. “In the venture capital industry, just picking winners is a losing strategy. The goal is to pick blockbusters, companies that can scale from a team of founders in a garage to a multi-billion dollar IPO in less than a decade.” Reid Hoffman

12. “You gotta be both flexible and persistent.” Reid Hoffman

13. “Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurially.” Reid Hoffman

14. “Relationships help you find opportunities.” Reid Hoffman

15. “You have to be constantly reinventing yourself and investing in the future.” Reid Hoffman

16. “The billion-dollar tech startup was once the stuff of myth but now they seem to be everywhere.” Reid Hoffman

17. “Hard work isn’t enough, and more work is never the real answer.” Reid Hoffman

18. “A networker likes to meet people. I don’t. I like accomplishing things in the world. You meet people when you want to accomplish something.” Reid Hoffman

19. “Pay attention to your culture and your hires from the very beginning.” Reid Hoffman

20. “Your network is the people who want to help you, and you want to help them, and that’s really powerful.” Reid Hoffman

21. “A business that isn’t investing in tomorrow’s opportunities and technologies – well, that’s a company already in the process of dying.” Reid Hoffman

22. “People who take risk intelligently can usually actually make a lot more progress than people who don’t.” Reid Hoffman

23. “Ultimately, the alignment of interests, values, and aspirations increases the odds of a long-term strong alliance between a company and its talent.” Reid Hoffman

24. Help the people in your network and let them help you.” Reid Hoffman

25. “All human beings are entrepreneurs.” Reid Hoffman

26. “How you manage your own personal career is the exact way you manage a small business. Your brand matters.” Reid Hoffman

27. “Sometimes freedom from normal rules is what gives you a competitive advantage.” Reid Hoffman

28. “So usually you have to have product distribution as more fundamental than what the actual product is.” Reid Hoffman

29. “The future is sooner and stranger than you think.” Reid Hoffman

30. “Ironically, in a changing world, playing it safe is one of the riskiest things you can do.” Reid Hoffman

31. “If you’re not growing, you’re contracting.” Reid Hoffman

32. “There are opportunities that you get during crises times. Crises times are a great time to start a business.” Reid Hoffman

33. “We don’t celebrate failure in Silicon Valley. We celebrate learning.” Reid Hoffman

34. “You remake yourself as you grow and as the world changes. Your identity doesn’t get found. It emerges.” Reid Hoffman

35. “The person passionate about what he or she is doing will outwork and outlast the guy motivated solely focused on making money.” Reid Hoffman

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