In this episode, Chip Conley shares his inspiring journey of starting a company from scratch and eventually exiting for $10 million. Discover how Chip transformed inner-city motels into the second-largest chain of boutique hotels and helped guide the Founders of AirBnB to create the world’s most valuable lodging brand.
About Chip Conley:
Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley disrupted his favorite industry… twice, first with Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV) where he transformed a small motel into one of America’s largest boutique hotel brands, and later as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, playing a crucial role in shaping the company’s growth. Recognized as the “Most Innovative CEO” by the San Francisco Business Times and honored with the Pioneer Award in hospitality, he continues to make an impact as Airbnb’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership.
Chip has authored several influential books including “Learning to Love Midlife“, “Wisdom at Work“, “Emotional Equations“, “PEAK“, “Marketing That Matters“, and “The Rebel Rules” providing valuable insights on personal growth, leadership, and marketing strategies. Through his writings, he inspires entrepreneurs to achieve success, find fulfillment, and embrace their individuality in the business world.
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