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Greetings! Ten Tips for Airbnb’s CEO

Dear Brian Chesky – We hope you enjoyed our last postcard from Paris. After a glorious restorative stay at a hotel, we’ve continued our Airbnb travels throughout Europe. We’re meeting your hosts and discovering the good, the bad and the…

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Airbnb Dreams: A Postcard from Paris, to CEO Brian Chesky

Dear Brian Chesky – Next time you’re in Paris, you must check out this listing: “5 STARS – BEAUTIFUL – PARIS CENTER OF THE MARAIS.” It’s what makes your platform so awesome. The pics. OMG. Lovely, long white curtains. Stone…

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Tech’s Global Catch-22: SF Scooter Snafu

San Francisco startups assume everything is possible. And why not? Countless originals – from Airbnb to Uber, Twitter and Slack – have succeeded here by challenging the status quo. Ask for forgiveness, not permission, goes the mantra. But attitudes are…

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Attacking Amazon: Trump’s War on the New Economy

Last week, Trump railed against his favorite corporate nemesis, Amazon, whining that retailers were sucking wind, reminding us that “Making America Great Again” is about dusting off the mythical golden-oldie past ­– coal mines, steel mills and the good old…

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