566: Brian Chesky | Lessons Airbnb Learned to Survive the Pandemic

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Brian Chesky (@bchesky) is co-founder and CEO of the peer-to-peer lodging service Airbnb, named as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015.

What We Discuss with Brian Chesky:

  • How Airbnb not only survived the pandemic after losing 80 percent of its business during the first eight weeks, but is now thriving like never before.
  • Why a company that still conducts itself like a startup is better poised to withstand and grow from business crises than the behemoths who have everything to lose.
  • What was going through Brian's head when he got the news on live television that Airbnb shares were trading at twice their IPO price.
  • How does a company leader become successful without losing their mind along the way?
  • What Brian sees for the future of travel, and how it's changed as a direct result of the pandemic.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/566

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