Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder (at Airbnb)

Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder (at Airbnb)


Chip Conley


At age 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, rebel boutique hotelier Chip Conley was looking at an open horizon in midlife, and, then he received a call from the young founders of Airbnb, asking him to help grow their disruptive start-up into a global hospitality giant. He had the industry experience, but Conley was lacking in the digital fluency of his 20-something colleagues. Chip's bestselling book tells the story of the emerging "modern elder" who is both a wise mentor and a curious intern and why every company could use a few modern elders. Experience is making a comeback. Learn how to repurpose your wisdom.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Book reading
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner