Chesky and his roommate at the time, Gebbia, came up with the concept for Airbnb when they decided to rent their apartment to three people, to make some money. Their home-sharing network is now utilised in 190 countries and has dramatically transformed the whole hospitality industry in just ten short years.
Amongst other accolades, Chesky was listed as one of the most influential people worldwide by Time Magazine. Unlike many other leaders, he has never been shy about admitting his faults. When Airbnb originally launched, Chesky insisted that property listings be devoid of images. However, he now recognises renting a home without any images of the property is ludicrous.
To show our respect for Chesky’s ingenuity, hard work and transformational journey, we bring you his top quotes surrounding success and motivation in business.
“Culture is so incredibly important because it is the foundation for all future innovation. People with passion can change the world.”
“If you want to create a great product, just focus on one person. Make that one person have the most amazing experience ever.”
“Our ‘overnight’ success took 1,000 days.”
“A company's culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneurs job is to build the foundation”
“Brand is really the connection between you and your customers if you have a very strong culture, then the brand will come through.”
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