Genre – Non fiction
Book Length – 256 pages
Reading Time – 6.5 hours
Style/ Plot – Leigh does a fantastic job of telling the story of the sheer innovation and resilience Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky and Nathan Blecharczyk had when airbnb was in seed form.
She doesn’t tell this story as a fairytale with a happy ending. She goes the extra mile by fishing out details otherwise not known and expressing struggles that are either relatable or hard to fathom.
Favourite Quote – “We just showed up before everyone else and stayed after everyone else. We were more shameless than other people, and we were more curious.“
Recommendation – One key lesson that stood out for me was that a broad vision does not come in one sitting. Iterations are required to capture and bring visions to reality.
Rating – 4/5