Billion-Dollar Art Student
Airbnb: Joe Gebbia
from “How I Built This” via NPR
The worlds largest hotel chain isn’t a hotel – it’s AirBnb. And in 2005 when Joe Gebbia began floating the idea of inviting complete strangers from the internet into the most private spaces of one’s home, the idea was met with obvious skepticism. He could have given up. In fact, it would have been much EASIER to give up. But this is the story of the art student from RISD who made good, for whom design-thinking (and a large appetite for risk) created something truly remarkable.