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Reid Hoffman, now a partner at Greylock Partners, says innovators must ignore hype to identify new technologies with real traction. It starts by envisioning how they might shape the future.  This interview part of a series called “The New World of Work,” which explores how top-tier executives see the future and how their companies are trying to set themselves up for success. 
  • Wikipedia: Reid Garrett Hoffman is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist, podcaster, 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 2021 list of the world's billionaires, Hoffman was ranked #1580 with a net worth of US$2.4 billion.

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LinkedIn Cofounder Reid Hoffman on Innovating for an Uncertain Future



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  • Reid Hoffman cofounded professional networking site LinkedIn in 2003 and is a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners.
  • In 2016, Hoffman sold LinkedIn to Microsoft for $26.2 billion in cash and joined Microsoft's board.
  • He is an investor in Airbnb, which went public in December 2020, and autonomous driving pioneer Aurora, which acquired Uber's self-driving unit.
  • Hoffman is part of the so-called "PayPal Mafia," and was one of the first employees at the payment company that was later sold to eBay.
  • Before PayPal, Hoffman created the (failed) dating site SocialNet, which some regard as the first online social network.
  • He has put $1.5 billion into impact investments through charitable entities like donor-advised funds; Forbes excludes this sum from his fortune.

Master of Science, Oxford University; Bachelor of Arts/Science, Stanford University

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Adi Ignatius (born in Burbank, California) is editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review. He joined the magazine in January 2009.

Previously, he was deputy managing editor for Time, where he was responsible for many of its special editions, including the Person of the Year and Time 100 franchises. Previously, Ignatius served as Time's executive editor starting in 2002, responsible for the magazine's business and international coverage. He wrote frequently for the magazine, including cover stories on Google and the 2007 Person of the Year profile of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Ignatius joined Time as Deputy Editor of Time Asia in 1996, based in Hong Kong, and was named Editor of that edition in 2000.

Prior to joining Time, Ignatius worked for many years at the Wall Street Journal, serving as the newspaper's bureau chief in Beijing and later in Moscow. He later served as managing editor of the Central European Economic Review and business editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, publications owned by Dow Jones.

Ignatius was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 1990. He received a bachelor's degree in history in 1981 from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Asia Society and sits on the advisory board of the journalism school at SUNY.

His father, Paul Ignatius, served as United States Secretary of the Navy from 1967 to 1969. His brother, David Ignatius, is an editor and columnist for The Washington Post.

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The metaverse is already an essential part of life, and 'we're in another huge cycle' says LinkedIn cofounder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman

  • LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman said the internet was merely an early version of the metaverse.
  • Hoffman, who is also a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock, said the metaverse has been around for a while, with the internet being an "early version" of it. 
  • "We're already in it; it's already evolving, and it's already an essential part of our lives," he told CNBC.
  • "There's going to be a ton of investment in" the metaverse, Hoffman said on CNBC. "I think we're in another huge cycle." 

Going to be a 'ton of investment' in metaverse: LinkedIn Co-founder

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  • g-f(2)764 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE (12/28/2021), HBR, Sanofi’s CEO on How Company Culture Can Thrive in a Distributed, Hybrid World
  • g-f(2)415 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE (8/10/2021), HBR, Softening Capitalism’s Downsides
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