Hunter James

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  • The Airbnb Story

  • How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions…and Created Plenty of Controversy
  • By: Leigh Gallagher
  • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
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    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that has become, in under a decade, the largest provider of accommodations in the world. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb has disrupted the $500 billion hotel industry, and its $30 billion valuation is now larger than that of Hilton and close to that of Marriott.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Modern Day Example of "The Innovators Dilemma"

  • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 06-17-17


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Reviewed: 10-04-18

The founding of Airbnb is an amazing story butchered by this god awful writing. I thought at first it was just because the words are spoken by what’s probably the most annoying voice I’ve ever heard. But when you listen in closely to the content, you discover that it really is the writing that makes you want to throw your phone out the window.