Wondering How Hard It Is To Start A Company? This Interview Will Help You Understand

This is an interview with Brian Chesky, founder and CEO of Airbnb. They survived years of challenges, brokeness and despair before they hit a growth phase on their way to a now $2 billion+ valued company. If you are not familar, Airbnb allows anyone to rent out a room or their entire home to a stranger. No one would do that, right?

Wrong. They are growing like crazy right now. Simply amazing. It’s a long interview but VERY worth it. A few things I took from the interview:

  • Create something a hundred people will love, not something 1 million people will kind of like.
  • Do whatever you can to survive. Just when you think it’s over your answer will present itself.
  • Love what you do and do it world class. They chose to maximize their unique culture and be great at design. Doing that will attract the right people.