Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Greylock Partner and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman share lessons learned from scaling Microsoft, LinkedIn and PayPal.

Blitzscaling is the strategy that leading entrepreneurs have implemented to build strong, enduring companies. The techniques allow for startups and incumbents across any industry to scale at rapid rates and outdistance the competition.

This episode of Greymatter is a discussion from Greylock’s Blitzscaling Dinner with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman. The two visionaries discuss the importance of consistency when scaling company culture, tactics to push forward new strategies with your board of directors, and steps to mitigate the unintended risks of blitzscaling.

Greylock’s invite-only event hosted CEOs, company founders and top CXOs to discuss the impact of blitzscaling across today’s leading companies and ways that Microsoft is applying these techniques as an established company. Below are key takeaways and quotes from the discussion.

The themes of this episode are covered in Reid Hoffman and co-author Chris Yeh’s new book, Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies. To learn even more about blitzscaling, you can listen to more episodes here.