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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky: Anyone Can Do It!
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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky: Anyone Can Do It!

By Sharon Simonson SAN FRANCISCO—Thirty-four-year-old Brian Chesky, the millennial-generation business leader who co-founded Airbnb Inc., articulated neatly an early theme for the Urban Land Institute’s 2015 annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco: The rising public expectation as his generation’s influence supplants the baby boomers’ that urban landscapes be not just spaces, but environments for people to spend memorable time. His rapidly growing home-sharing company wants to offer its travelers more than a room with a view, too, Chief Executive Chesky said. A home or a room—even a current inventory of 60,000 homes in Paris—is still “the limit of Airbnb today.” “What I am really interested in is Airbnb 2.0. I want to continue to shift Airbnb toward experiences. We are redefining...