Masters of Scale - Season 3

In Season 3 of the Masters of Scale, Mastercard's Center for Inclusive Growth showcased its own unique stories of scale.

Masters of Scale - Season 3

October 26, 2018

Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Investor at Greylock. In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing out his theories of scale with legendary leaders. Reid’s desire to identify and share these principles of scale with his highly targeted audience is what attracted the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to partner with this award-winning podcast.

In Season 3 of the Masters of Scale, the Center was able to showcase its own stories of scale through the podcasts unique, signature style, three-ad format featuring Center President Shamina Singh and our Executive Director Parag Mehta. We invite you to listen and share any feedback or ideas with us at

Episode 23 - Mystery of the Missing Birth Certificate
One billion people around the world lack legal identification, often blocking them from access to financial services and the larger connected world. Hear how digital identification can help bring them into the formal economy. Listen now.

Episode 24 -The Dilemma of the Duka Shop
Mastercard and Unilever leveraged transaction history to help shop owners in Kenya move from a cash-based system to a more formalized way of doing business with new opportunities for obtaining credit. Listen now.

Episode 25 - The Dawn of the Gig Economy
The Center invited leaders from all over the US to discuss the new gig Economy and its impact on the future of work. Listen now.

Episode 26 - The Invention of Doorstep Banking
Learn how Mann Deshi, a rural bank in India, found a new way to give women access to banking services and more financial control. Listen now.

Episode 27 - How to Bank in a Banking Desert
Listen to how Mastercard turned a banking desert into a wellspring of digital transactions. Listen now.

Episode 28 - The Solution to Small Change
Learn how QR Codes on rickshaws, the taxis of the developing world, helped reduce  ‘chasing coins’ when negotiating fares. Listen now.

Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests and won the 2018 People’s Voice Webby for Best Business Podcast.

Click here for more information on Masters of Scale or to listen to the podcasts in their entirety.