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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Brian Chesky. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Brian Chesky, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Brian Chesky. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Brian Chesky, often where they are interviewed.

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How I Built Resilience: Brian Chesky of Airbnb

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In the early stages of the lockdown, Airbnb was in a freefall: it lost 80 percent of its business and laid off a quarter of its staff. But CEO Brian Chesky tells Guy that as people start to travel again—in cars, and closer to home—the company is beginning to recover. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating turbulent times.
Aug 13 2020 · 24mins
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Influencers with Andy Serwer: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

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Influencers with Andy Serwer: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky


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Jul 27 2020 · 30mins

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Emily Chang speaks to Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky on this special pandemic edition of Bloomberg Studio 1.0 about how the global travel company has not ruled out going public this year and the expected surge in bookings owed to the pent-up travel demand.

Jul 10 2020 · 27mins
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CEO Brian Chesky on Airbnb’s racial reckoning and the future of travel

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2020 was going to be a big year for Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky: With a valuation around $31 billion, Airbnb was going to go public on March 31. And then the pandemic hit. Within weeks, Airbnb was gutted and Brian was forced to lay off 25 percent of his staff. “It would have been so easy to just spiral,” Brian Chesky says. “But every moment is a moment for us to be doing something that’s defining, to make us better.” On this episode of Back to Biz with Katie and Boz, co-hosts Katie Couric and Bozoma Saint John talk to Brian about how he quickly pivoted his company and how travel will be forever changed. In the wake of the national anti-racism protests, Airbnb has also had to reckon with its record on discrimination. Brian Chesky shares his regrets on not doing more sooner on race and the steps the company is taking now to make the platform and the company more equitable.  

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Jul 02 2020 · 37mins

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Airbnb's Brian Chesky: 'We are a better company now'

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 What happens to a travel company in the midst of a global lockdown? “It felt like it took 12 years (..) to build this business, and we lost most of it in four to five weeks,” Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tells Alan Murray and Ellen McGirt in this week’s Leadership Next.  Chesky goes on to describe the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic as “harrowing and nerve racking,” complete with large layoffs and a push to refocus the business. He outlines in detail how he made tough decisions during this time, and how he strove to take care of guests, hosts, employees and investors.  Alan and Ellen also ask Chesky how Airbnb is responding to racial discrimination on the platform, and when the company plans to go public. 

Jun 30 2020 · 30mins
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Brian Chesky (part two): Exponential Growth

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In part one, Brian and I spoke about the effect the pandemic has had on Brian personally and the changes he has made to both his personal philosophy and his business. But then, the conversation shifted to the future.

In part two, Brian shares his thoughts on the importance of design, why there is no better time than now to start a company, the power of exponential growth, the importance of thinking and acting long-term, and why it is so important to build businesses on love and trust.

In this episode we discuss:

The second half of the chessboard:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_and_chessboard_problem

Grand Tours:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Tour

Paul Grahm Be Good:

http://paulgraham.com/good.html

May 21 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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Facebook's oversight board is the "League of Nations", Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's master class on leadership, and a prediction about Uber's numbers

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Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new oversight board and whether it will be effective in controlling content on the platform. They discuss layoffs at Airbnb and Uber, as well as Uber's investment in the scooter company, Lime. We take a moment of "Comic Relief" with writer and comedian Sarah Cooper whose videos lip syncing Trump's press conferences have gone viral. Scott predicts that Uber is having fast numbers recovery after Covid-19 declines.

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May 08 2020 · 50mins
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Airbnb's Brian Chesky on Post-Pandemic Travel

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Airbnb was born in a recession, but it has never experienced a crisis like this. The short-term rental site saw its business dry up in mid-March when the pandemic froze worldwide travel. That’s bad for Airbnb — it’s disastrous for the economy it invented: Hosts have earned $100 billion through rentals and more than 50% of them rely on that cash to pay mortgages or avoid evictions. Co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky joins LinkedIn Editor in Chief Daniel Roth for a frank conversation about the state of the industry, the state of Airbnb and the future of post-pandemic travel.

May 01 2020 · 31mins
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Rapid Response: Airbnb’s Brian Chesky: "Crisis is pushing us back to our roots"

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As the pandemic hit, Airbnb was preparing for an IPO. Within a matter of days, everything changed dramatically, as travel worldwide screamed to a halt. “I felt like I was captain of a ship and a torpedo hit the side,” says CEO Brian Chesky. Airbnb responded quickly, announcing that they'd override host rules and allow for guest cancellations. They went on to establish a relief fund for hosts, lobby the U.S. Congress to include hosts in the CARES stimulus package; open up a new business line of virtual experiences, and raise an astounding one billion dollars in new capital — all with the goal of both weathering the storm and laying the groundwork for the new era of travel that Chesky firmly believes will follow. Chesky takes our co-host Bob Safian through the last few weeks, shares what gives him hope and explains why he’s bringing Airbnb back to its roots as a scrappy, resilient startup that can adapt and evolve.

Read a transcript of this episode: https://mastersofscale.com/rapidresponse/

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Apr 13 2020 · 34mins
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Airbnb’s Brian Chesky: "Crisis is pushing us back to our roots"

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As the pandemic hit, Airbnb was preparing for an IPO. Within a matter of days, everything changed dramatically, as travel worldwide screamed to a halt. “I felt like I was captain of a ship and a torpedo hit the side,” says CEO Brian Chesky. Airbnb responded quickly, announcing that they'd override host rules and allow for guest cancellations. They went on to establish a relief fund for hosts, lobby the U.S. Congress to include hosts in the CARES stimulus package; open up a new business line of virtual experiences, and raise an astounding one billion dollars in new capital — all with the goal of both weathering the storm and laying the groundwork for the new era of travel that Chesky firmly believes will follow. Chesky takes our co-host Bob Safian through the last few weeks, shares what gives him hope and explains why he’s bringing Airbnb back to its roots as a scrappy, resilient startup that can adapt and evolve.

Apr 13 2020 · 34mins
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