Reid Hoffman and Brian Chesky (11/2/11)
Reid Hoffman and Brian Chesky Talk Two Generations of Tech
Reid Hoffman, Partner, Greylock; Executive Chairman and Co-founder, LinkedIn; Previous Executive VP, PayPal
Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb
In conversation with Brad Stone, Senior Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek
One of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs and one of the Valley’s most promising individuals are coming together to talk about the business of tech. Hoffman has not only been an important angel funder, an instrumental player in the birth of PayPal and now a thriving venture capitalist at Greylock; he also led LinkedIn to a public offering at more than $8 billion this past spring. Chesky launched the very popular and controversial Airbnb to change the way people look at ownership and dove into the world of self-monitoring online marketplaces. Find out what this tech duo has to say about crisis management, building trust, learning to be a leader and harnessing the power of the Internet.