10 Tips for Spring

Just as you begin to thaw-out from the winter, I suggest a series of articles, speeches, and a film for you to read or watch. No pressure…this is evergreen material that can wait for a long airplane ride or a … Continued

Wisdom@Work: First Glimpse

My fifth book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, arrives on September 18th. In it, I recount my experiences of growing into what I call a “Modern Elder” at Airbnb (which I shared last year in this Harvard Business … Continued

ATTAIN, ATTUNE, ATONE, AT ONE

Attain: “to achieve through effort” Attune: “to adjust as to be harmonious” Atone: “to make reparations for a sin, crime, or error” At one: “in a state of harmony or accord” Year-end is a time for reflection, an annual emotional … Continued

LOYALTY + JOY AT THE PEAK

This past summer, I had the privilege to spend time in my south of the border home with a joyful and incredibly loyal former employee and his family. I’m sharing the experience here as one of my PEAK relationships, based upon … Continued

BECOMING A PEAK LEADER

It’s harvest season (and, tragically for many, hurricane, earthquake, and fire season). This is the time of year when we celebrate our hard work as it comes to fruition. As an author, I’m harvesting two crops this month. I’ve just … Continued

I WANT TO SPEND A LIFE AS DEEP AS IT IS LONG

When I started my boutique hotel company, Joie de Vivre, at age 26, a local newspaper called me “boy wonder.” When I joined Airbnb at twice that age, 52 (and twice the age of the average employee), I suddenly became … Continued

BOOKS. BALI. BIRTH. BRAVO. BEAUTIFUL.

I love alliteration…and spaciousness. As I’ve shared in recent posts, the highest priority for me in 2017 is creating more space in my life. It’s given me the time to work on the updated, 10-year anniversary edition of “Peak” that comes … Continued