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Erik Cheong (Co-Founder / Park N Parcel)

Remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, an online lodging platform that has become the largest provider of accommodations in the world. Talk about how three guys come out with a simple idea to disrupt a traditional industry with their creative and unique strategy.

Yaro Starak (Founder /

The Amazon book comes out, the Google book comes out and then the AirBnB book came out and the Uber story came out, so whatever company is new or a big hit will eventually get their bio. That’s always excites me and I do enjoy those.

Charles Duhigg (Author / )

An engrossing story of audacious entrepreneurism and big-industry disruption, The Airbnb Story is a tale for our times.

Reid Hoffman (Founder / LinkedIn)

Gallagher captures the remarkable journey of Airbnb exceedingly well; she takes readers from its earliest and scrappiest days through becoming an enduring company with a brand beloved by millions around the world.

Tony Hsieh (CEO / Zappos)

Leigh Gallagher has written a compelling history of Airbnb’s journey from a crazy, it-will-never-work idea to becoming a totally disruptive force.

Amazon description

This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that is now the largest provider of accommodations in the world. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb has become indispensable to millions of hosts and travelers around the world. Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher presents the first nuanced, in-depth look at the Airbnb phenomenon — the successes and controversies alike — and takes us behind the scenes as the company’s young CEO steers into increasingly uncharted waters.

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