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Lenny's Podcast: Product | Growth | Career

Brian Chesky’s new playbook

Nov 12, 2023
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Brian Chesky, CEO and co-founder of Airbnb, shares his contrarian approach to product, growth, and leadership. He discusses how Airbnb shifted their thinking on product management, how they moved away from traditional growth channels, and their newly released features. Brian emphasizes the importance of founders diving into the details, setting ambitious goals, and improving reliability and trust on Airbnb. He also talks about the generous nature of successful founders in the tech industry and his journey from being an artist to an entrepreneur.
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Quick takeaways

  • Clarity and alignment are essential for founders to balance their vision for the company with the goals and desires of their team
  • Leaders should not shy away from being involved in the details, as understanding the intricacies of the work leads to more effective guidance and management of teams

Deep dives

Building Clarity and Avoiding Misery in Company Leadership

Founders often compromise between their vision for the company and the desires of their team, leading to dissatisfaction. The key is to provide clarity and align everyone's efforts in the same direction.

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