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Q&A with Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Chairman at LinkedIn
Join a live Q&A with Reid Hoffman on May 18 at 10a PT/1p ET/1800 BST
Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn will sit down in a live Q&A hosted by Dan Beck, co-founder, and chief operating officer of Utmost, to discuss his new book, The Alliance.
The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent.
The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or as free agents. Think of them instead as allies. In this live Q&A, Dan will chat with Reid about the main concepts behind the book and how it applies to the contingent workforce.
- What are the main ideas behind The Alliance? How can companies apply the concepts behind it?
- What are the implications of this approach for the extended workforce?
- How does the concept of worker “tours of duty” apply to external workers such as contractors, consultants, temporary workers, etc?
About Reid: Reid Garrett Hoffman 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.
About Dan: Dan is the COO and Co-founder of Utmost. Prior to Utmost, Dan was a former SVP and senior management team member at Workday, holding several leadership roles. He is a proven leader in software and people management, with a long history of successful endeavors at software companies in Silicon Valley. Dan received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.