Dec 11, 2018
Chip Conley Exited Multiple Companies For More Than $10,000,000
Chip Conley 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.
Best Advice I Ever Received: Richard Branson, who wrote the Foreword for my first book, told me when he's creating a new company, he always repeats the mantra, "I am the market, I am the market, I am the market" as a reminder that he wants to thrill himself as a customer.
Best Advice I'd Give to Someone Who Wants to Build A $10m+ Business: Focus on a niche that you can own with clear differentiators.
In this episode, Steve, Mary, Richard, and Chip discuss:
"People liked our company." — Chip Conley
About Chip Conley: Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley disrupted his favorite industry... twice. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. He sold JdV after running it as CEO for 24 years, and soon the young founders of Airbnb asked him to help transform their promising start-up into the world’s leading hospitality brand. Chip served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for four years and today acts as the company’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. His five books have made him a leading authority at the intersection of psychology and business. Chip was awarded “Most Innovative CEO” by the San Francisco Business Times, is the recipient of hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, and holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University.
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