Reid Hoffman

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and Author

Reid Garrett Hoffman (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist 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 2019 list of the world's billionaires, Hoffman was ranked #1349 with a net worth of US$1.8 billion.

Book Recommendations


The Lord of the Rings

by J.R.R. Tolkien

The books that I’ve most often read are Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Because it’s so important to show this journey of these hobbits, these little people in a hero’s journey about how you can change the world within a context where Tolkien is fairly sophisticated around the questions of the corruption of power, the intersection of races, and the needs for us all to work together.

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The Seventh Sense

by Joshua Cooper Ramo

I’ve been giving out another book of friend of mine, Joshua Cooper Ramos, The Seventh Sense.

Reid Hoffman, source

Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

It’s exactly the kind of broad thinking book that I think should be more in a general consciousness.

Reid Hoffman, source

Conscious Business

by Fred Kofman

Fred is I think to some degree, the modern high spiritual priest of capitalist business. And I–it’s a book that opens with a discussion of Aristotle, and not–you would be surprised on a business book.

Reid Hoffman, source

The Start-Up of You

by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha

I tend to give out my two books a fair amount, partially because you can sign it and you can make it very personalized, and it becomes a very personal touch gift.

Reid Hoffman, source

The Alliance

by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh

I tend to give out my two books a fair amount, partially because you can sign it and you can make it very personalized, and it becomes a very personal touch gift.

Reid Hoffman, source