Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Airbnb's Brian Chesky in Handcrafted

29:48 | May 3rd, 2017

6 recommendations

If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you kn...Show More


jennx recommended:May 18th

I had no idea the founders of Airbnb used to hustle and sell president-themed cereals during the pre-Airbnb era 👀 The episode also emphasized the importance of why early staged/smaller-scale businesses should take advantage of their ability to talk directly to their customers, asking them high impa...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
🤔 Thought-provoking

chrispy recommended:Dec 7th, 2017

did you AirBnB used to make cereal ?

mmJan 7th, 2019

Yes, they did! They made Obama O's and Cap'n McCain's cereal and sold it at the Democratic National Convention to raise money to survive..

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