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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Reid Hoffman on business, entrepreneur, risk, navigate, startups, faith, inspire, motivate, guts and embarrassed.

13 Inspiring Quotes By Reid Hoffman That Will Incite You To Reach Your Goals

Quick Facts

Famous As: Co-Founder of LinkedIn

Born On: August 5, 1967

Born In: Stanford

Founder / Co Founder: Skype Technologies, LinkedIn Corporation

Reid Hoffman is a reputed American entrepreneur, and one of the founders of ‘LinkedIn’. He was great in academics and won the distinguished Marshall Scholarship to pursue his Masters in Philosophy. He was determined to make a change in the world and was passionate about becoming an academician, but he soon turned towards entrepreneurship. He went on to serve for eWorld which motivated him to pursue his first entrepreneurial venture called ‘SocialNet.com’. During this period he joined the board of ‘PayPal’ where his significant contributions elevated him to the position of the COO and he was popularly known as ‘firefighter-in-chief of PayPal’. During the time of its acquisition, he held the position of Vice President. These successful experiences motivated him to co-found ‘LinkedIn’ which was the first professional online social network. This company eventually became a huge success and was acknowledged as an important tool to bridge the gap between job-seekers and professionals. He is also a prolific investor and has served as an angel investor for various successful startups including ‘AirBnb’ and was one of the prime investors in Facebook. He has been honored with various awards and accolades including ‘Academy of Achievement’ and the ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’. Being a great achiever, he keeps inspiring people all over. He has said, written and shared his thoughts on a variety of topics that have become popular as his sayings, and quotes. Reid Hoffman’s life, work, essays, thoughts, quotations and books show his spirit to reach for the stars. His quotes will fill the same energy in you.
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Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurally.

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The person passionate about what he or she is doing will outwork and outlast the guy motivated solely by making money.

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If you aren’t embarrassed by the first version of your product, you shipped too late.

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

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For many people “twenty years of experience” is really one year of experience repeated twenty times.

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Start a personal blog and begin developing a public reputation and public portfolio of work that’s not tied to your employer.

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All human beings are entrepreneurs.

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You need to think and act like you’re running a start-up: your career.

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Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’. If you’re not growing, you’re contracting. If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward.

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Seeing what someone’s reading is like seeing the first derivative of their thinking.

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All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship.

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Ideally, most of the top executives of a company should be on Foundational tours.

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Theodore Roosevelt’s famous dictum, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

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