The Airbnb Story : How Three Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions of Dollars ... and Plenty of Enemies
"An engrossing story of audacious entrepreneurism and big-industry disruption, The Airbnb Story is a tale for our times." * Charles Duhigg, author of bestsellers Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit * "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." * Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn * "A fast paced, fun dive into one of the seminal firms of our time; through the tale of Airbnb, Leigh Gallagher shows us how the sharing economy can be a force for emotional connection -- as well as for social and business disruption." * Rana Foroohar, Financial Times columnist and CNN global economic analyst * "A must-read for anyone who has wondered where Airbnb came from and where this highly popular and very disruptive company might be headed. Leigh Gallagher takes you on a journey from the idea all the way to the company's current multi-billion dollar valuation" * Bethany McLean, co-author of bestsellers The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils Are Here * "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" * Tony Hsieh, bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. *
Leigh Gallagher is Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she writes and edits feature stories, hosts Fortune Live, and is a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. She is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on US news programmes and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.