He’s an American Internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author.
He’s the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn.
He has an estimated net worth of $4.6 billion USD.
He’s Reid Hoffman and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Shoot for something large
He graduated from Stanford University in 1990.
2. Have a „crazy“ idea
He went on to earn an M.A. in Philosophy from Wolfson College.
3. Build a great team
While in college, he formed a conviction that he wanted to influence the state of the world on a large scale.
4. Look for disruptive change
He joined Apple Computer in 1994, where he worked on eWorld.
5. Break through the noise
While at SocialNet, he was a member of the board of directors during the founding of PayPal.
6. Get feedback
He was LinkedIn’s founding CEO for the first four years before becoming chairman and President.
7. Maintain flexible persistence
After the PayPal sale to eBay, he became one of Silicon Valley’s most successful angel investors.
8. Stay on the right path
He arranged the first meeting between Zuckerberg and Thiel, which led to $500,000 angel investment in Facebook.
9. Fail fast
His current investments include Airbnb, One Kings Lane, Swipely, Viki and Coupons.com.
10. Plan for both good and bad luck
His book, The Alliance, became a New York Times bestseller.