27.4 C

“I can’t make products just for 41-year-old tech founders”: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is taking it back to basics



Brian Chesky, the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, was previously on the show in 2021. Back then, Airbnb was betting big on long-term stays for remote work amid the pandemic, and Chesky had just restructured the company to a more functional organization, getting rid of the divisions it had before.

Now, the pandemic is ending, Airbnb has itself adopted a hybrid policy, Chesky’s back in the office several days a week, and they’re two years into that new structure. So that’s pure Decoder bait. I wanted to ask Chesky how that restructure is going. Has it really made the company more agile and cohesive like he hoped? Has the bet on working from anywhere paid off?

We also talked about Airbnb’s 2023 Summer release, which includes an Airbnb Rooms feature, encouraging its users to rent rooms in hosts’ homes. Brian said that feature is part of an effort to return the company back to its roots, and we talked a lot about why he feels that’s important. We also talked about Airbnb’s partnership with Jony Ive and the lessons he’s taken from Apple.

Okay, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb. Here we go.

Full transcript coming soon.

Decoder with Nilay Patel /

A podcast about big ideas and other problems.


Source link

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

Salem Five Direct’s high-yield savings account boasts a 5.01% APY

Over the past year, savers have been reaping the benefits of the Fed’s interest rate hikes as APYs on savings accounts have blown...

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be released in early 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the sequel to the remake of the beloved RPG, finally has a release window. It’ll be coming to the...

The 10 golden rules of investing

Investing can often be broken down into a few simple rules that investors can follow to be successful. But success can be as...

Florida man’s animal sanctuary overrun by over 600 rapidly multiplying pigs: ‘I can’t take this anymore’

Animal control officers rounded up more than 600 pigs from an animal sanctuary in Florida after their overwhelmed owner called for help. It took...

Summer Game Fest 2023: all the news and announcements

Despite the name, Summer Game Fest isn’t entirely about games — case in point, we got a brand-new trailer for The Witcher’s third...