Brian Ch­esky

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Ho­tel dis­rup­tor, shar­ing-econ­omy point per­son: co­founder airbnb

Pablo Pi­casso once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a life­time to paint like a child.” I think you must al­ways live and think like a child. Or have that child­like cu­rios­ity and won­der. That’s prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant trait you can have, es­pe­cially as an en­tre­pre­neur. And even though I’m still young, I try to al­ways look at what peo­ple sig­nif­i­cantly younger than me are do­ing. What’s the next thing? I like to imag­ine the world five years from now. Or imag­ine what I want the world to look like five years from now. And when I think back to when we started Airbnb, we were try­ing to chal­lenge the sta­tus quo. Now we’re try­ing to chal­lenge our­selves.

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