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imperfect action: top 10 episodes: #4 Chip Conley

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

As we wrap up 2019, I’m counting down Imperfect Action’s top 10 most popular episodes. At #4 is Chip Conley, rebel entrepreneur and hospitality industry disruptor, who shared his thoughts on innovation, workplace culture, and the importance of being a modern elder.  

Chip 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. 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. He describes himself as young enough to take up surfing and old enough to know what’s important in life.  

Please share with others who might be inspired by Chip’s message and ideas.    

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):

Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder
PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow Revised and Updated
Connect with Chip:
Website: Modern Elder Academy Website: ChipConley

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