Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman was a founder and CEO of LinkedIn before becoming Chairman and President in early 2007. Prior to LinkedIn, he was a founder and executive at PayPal where he played an instrumental role in the company’s acquisition by Ebay. Reid has been an angel investor in 34 early stage companies including Facebook and Flickr. He is also an avid philanthropist, serving on the boards of Kiva.org and Center for Citizen Media. Reid graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in philosophy. He and his wife live in northern California.

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I think it is very important to be choice-full with your friendships not who is there. A measure of friendship is two things I believe: 1) Do you become a better person by spending time with this person, and 2) Are they people that in many ways you would like to become. I am drawn to people who have a similar set of ethics and who see life is more than just about themselves.

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