The book answers so many questions that go through the mind of an entrepreneur in a daily basis. It helps not only answering those questions but also help in defining the path forward and your next moves. While I’m reading this book, our startup is at a stage where we need to work on our distribution model and this book helped me get that clarity.
Blitzscaling is a fantastic book not just for startup entrepreneurs but anyone working for an organization where you are responsible to drive new initiatives!
The key points covered by the book are as follows- 3 basics of Blitzscaling 5 stages of Blutzscaling 3 key techniques of Blitzscaling 4 key growth factors of business model innovation 2 growth limiters Business model patterns Principles of business model Innovation Factors to look for, whether it's the right time for blitzscaling When should I stop Blitzscaling? Can I choose not to Blitzscale? Blitzscaling strategies in each stage Role of founder in each stage 8 key transitions in Management innovation 9 counter intuitive rules of Blitzscaling Broader landscape of Blitzscaling Blitzscaling hacks Blitzscaling beyond business Options for Defending against Blitzscaling Framework for responsible Blitzscaling
My advice - please take copious notes while you read!
This book is packed with powerful conclusions that Ried Hoffman came up by being in the valley and brainstorming with some of the best minds in Silicon Valley. Most of the times, we read articles and news about startups and try to create our own mental model to understand how things any why they work the way they do. This book is the MENTAL MODEL of Ried Hoffman about how the world of Tech Startups work.
The book has loads of empirical derivations he made by making sense of recent successes like Airbnb, Slack, WeChat etc. These are the companies that "blitzscaled".
He has structured all the huzzy fuzzy things you know about startups in the form of chapters that read "Buziness Model Innovation", "Strategy Innovation" and so on.
If you want to create a world class mental model of the startup world, this is the book.