A Fish Out of Water

Chip Conley, Modern Elder Academy

When he joined Airbnb in 2013 as a the head of global hospitality and strategy after selling his boutique hotel business, 52-year-old Chip Conley found himself surrounded by millennials who seemed to be speaking a different language. He describes how he was able to flourish far outside of his natural habitat by embracing curiosity and asking questions about how different generations could learn from each other.