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Airbnb Allows Cities to Both Shrink and Swell, Says CEO Chesky

By Patrick J. Kiger Eight years ago, Airbnb cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky was a struggling graphic designer hoping to come up with rent money by inviting people attending a conference to stay at the San Francisco apartment he shared with roommate, Joe Gebbia. Today, the 34-year-old Chesky is the chief executive officer of a $25 billion company that offers lodging in 1.7 million private homes across the planet. It, along with companies such as Uber, is part of a fast-growing sharing sector that already is altering—some say disrupting—traditional players … Read More

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