Solution Nation
Solution Nation
Feb 2, 2023
Business Lessons from Jeff Hoffman
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Jeff Hoffman is one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders only excel in one industry. Jeff has had amazing success in online commerce, music, film, publishing and professional sports—to name just a few. When Jeff speaks, it pays to listen.

During our unique podcast, Jeff Hoffman offers sage advice on issues such as:

Allocating HR budgets to the best performers

The importance of patenting inventions

How much tolerance to have when portfolio companies pivot

How to release tranches from escrow accounts when milestones are met

Setting, dispersing and weighting milestones

Whether to be a first mover or fast follower

The importance of leverage and deadlines in negotiations

Jeff Hoffman – Founder, uBid.com & Co-Owner of the Miami Marlins

Jeff Hoffman is one of the original creators of the now $80 billion company, Priceline.com (aka Booking.com). After Priceline, Jeff became a founding partner, Chairman, and CEO of Black Sky Entertainment, an independent production company in the film and music industries that produced the independent horror film “Cabin Fever,” a $1.3 million project that has grossed over $100 million to date. 

He also has produced concerts with Elton John, NSYNC, Beyonce, Brittany Spears & the Backstreet Boys. Jeff is the producer of a Grammy winning jazz album, an Executive Producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. He has founded several other successful companies including uBid.com, another multibillion-dollar company. He is the co-author of the best-selling book SCALE. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Entrepreneurs by the International Association of College Entrepreneurs in 2010. 

Jeff built a sports company and bought the Miami Marlins with Derek Jeter. He is one of the founders of GiveForward.com that has raised $5 billion.

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