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Imperfect Action 075: Chip Conley: Rebel Entrepreneur and Modern Elder

“Young enough to take up surfing. Old enough to know what’s important in life.” 

Rebel entrepreneur and hospitality industry disruptor, Chip Conley compresses hours of insight into a 30-minute conversation. He touches on: the difference between innovation and disruption, viewing the business as an art form, targeting customers through psychographics instead of demographics, and creating a more democratic business culture. But then things get really interesting when we shift the conversation to the idea of the modern elder, the irrelevancy gap, and reimagining life and realizing that aging can bring unexpected pleasures.

After you listen, let me know your most important takeaway or a-ha moment from this conversation. Email me at ImperfectActionPodcast@gmail.com or tweet to @brocedwards.


Chip Conley, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Mentor, Modern Elder
 
 
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.

Read Chip’s Books (Amazon affiliate links):

 
Connect with Chip:

Website: Modern Elder Academy

Website: ChipConley 


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