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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
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
You know you’ve stumbled onto something profound when a sentence that slips out of your mouth is cited as being both in the old school Bible and the new school Urban Dictionary. I was giving a speech recently and … Continued
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has suggested our careers may be more like a jungle gym than a ladder. Metaphorically, we also hear about work-life balance as if we’re supposed to magically be like Olympian Gabby Douglas. No, that metaphor doesn’t … Continued
Un / te / ther (v): to free from restraints Michael Singer’s bestselling book, “The Untethered Soul,” asks a provocative question, “What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries?” This question has been at … Continued
The Airbnb Open is just around the corner (November 17-19). Our annual festival of hosting will welcome over 7,000 hosts and guests, from 101 countries, to create new connections — this year in electric Downtown Los Angeles. I’m sharing some details … Continued