The Power of Transient Community

The Power of Transient Community

Community. Such an interesting and complex word. I wrote a few words on community years back, trying to break down and open up the pieces of belonging that community generates. For the purpose of this discussion though, I’d like to tell you a short story about a...
Speaking at Year of the X in Munich

Speaking at Year of the X in Munich

Year of the X is an innovation festival, happening annually in Munich, Germany. The title, year of the X, relates to the Chinese new year theme, which obviously varies year to year. This year was year of the Rooster, so there were actual roosters outside –...
Airbnb Experiences for Social Impact

Airbnb Experiences for Social Impact

When I first caught wind that Brian Chesky was working on ‘transformational’ experiences as the next next of Airbnb, I thought it sounded overly optimistic and naive, in a way. As if you can really transform people in a moment?! But last night, I found...
Now is the Time to Be an Activist

Now is the Time to Be an Activist

We’ve entered a new season. This is the time to put your phones away. Interrupt your transfixed glaze. Step away from your laptop. Move away from your office. Reconsider your job. Rethink your income. And do something. Anything. In the real world. Stop social sharing,...
Refreshing for 2017

Refreshing for 2017

2016 was a challenging year for many, myself included. Regardless of the challenge, I’d like to take a step back and appreciate all that I had the opportunity to complete, the beautiful people I met along the journey, and the progress we all made in integrating...