Sep 1, 2014 · 0 minutes

In a sold-out chat in San Francisco, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner sat down with Sarah Lacy to share his unpredictable journey from a child who obsessed over Hollywood trade magazines to a Vice President managing Warner Bros' online division, to reluctantly becoming an executive at Yahoo, to his current gig leading up one of the biggest and most exciting social networks on the planet. He held forth on all the mentors along the way, proving that no one gets their big break without a little help.

One of those mentors was LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman (who gave another one of our best PandoMonthly chats) who put a great deal of trust in Weiner, a kid who'd made the leap from Hollywood executive to tech luminary.

“It’s your ball,” Hoffman told him, “run with it.”

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