Nobody spends more time on the Airbnb site or app than the service’s hosts, who often spend an inordinate amount of time tweaking listings and responding to potential guests. In other words: They have
LinkedIn's co-founder Reid Hoffman knows a little something about the block and tackle of growth. Editor’s Note: In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman
The success of platform companies like Airbnb, Amazon, and Netflix has led to envy bordering on despair for their competitors. When we asked one successful online retailer “How do you compete with Amazon?”
I gave the Alumni Day talk at U.C. Santa Cruz and had a few things to say about innovation. Even though I live just up the coast, I've never had the opportunity to start a talk by saying "Go Banana Slugs."
How do 2 poor college students in need of rent money launch an idea that investors initially ignored, and grow it into one of the world's most successful industry disruptors? Airbnb originated when co-founder