food for thought

Airbnb probably has one of the most interesting business models invented this century, and Brian Chesky, one of its founders, is also awesome:

Brian's Rules
Chesky has absorbed management lessons from the pros, but he has also developed his own leadership principles

1. GO TO THE SOURCE
If you have limited amount of time to learn something, spend most of your available time identifying the best source on the topic - then go to that person: "If you pick the right source, you can fast-forward"

2. AMPLIFY YOUR MOVES
Devote your energy to actions that have the greatest impact. "It's like chess," Chesky says. A few key moves can give you the leverage to make other moves.

3. DON'T LEAD BY CONSENSUS IN A CRISIS
"Usually in a crisis you have to go left or right, and everyone wants to go middle. And middle is the storm"

4. REFILL THE RESERVOIR
The best CEOs take inspiration from their outside lives. "If you stop going to fairs, concerts and bars, and you're just working, you lose touch with all that. You have to refill the reservoir."

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