How design thinking transformed Airbnb from failing startup to billion-dollar business

A fireside chat between Joe Gebbia of Airbnb and Phin Barnes of First Round Capital. Filmed at Design+Startup at IDEO San Francisco on March 14, 2013. http://designplusstartup.com

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FreshMind Ideas: Great stuff.. loved it!

Must. Visit places: Joe gebbia is such a nice guy he has pledged to give majority of his wealth away like bill gates and warren buffet he also started humatarian work hats off to him the world wants more people like this

seriousCADninja: 11:10 ...be a pirate just go! Go out meet the people that use your product/service.

Lucarisi: $30 discount on first booking on Airbnb: www. airbnb. com. br/c/lucasa2129
Remove the spaces!
Welcome! :)

Steven Colter: I appreciate these guys but they have no idea what they are talking about. Most of these young guys got lucky and now all of a sudden they are qualified to speak. I guess. They don't really offer any meaningful info. Idk

Praveena Jilles: I dont understand the "dont scale" message and how its helpful?

John Huie: BASTARDS

Lazaro Vento: love it

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11991272?guests=1&s=39&user_id=32791482&ref_device_id=d8cee5a7f19de98

Lazaro Vento: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11991272?guests=1&s=39&user_id=32791482&ref_device_id=d8cee5a7f19de98

ali moulay: Successful,yes,but do they care about their customers?Noooooo,the only thing matter to them,is making more $$$$

Zela Taino: This guy is definitely a fan of Steve Jobs. He's like quoted him three times already and I'm not even half way done.

SelfGoverned: Great interview. I think similarly to Joe, and to me... 'design thinking' is really just another ‘catch phrase’ or perhaps the latest ‘buzz wordage’ for creative ‘problem solving.’ Without regulation, cronyism, monopoly and fiat money... most other 'business models' would soon go 'BK!' And that's HOW we can / will 'obsolete' them! (Don't ever 'sell out' to the Crown Empire, by 'going public!') Crony- capitalist 'Fascism,' is merely that... And his cousin "Marxism,' is no better. POWER to the PURCHASER! DOWN with 'centralization, and collectivism!!

Borja Porrero: DOES anyone know about similar cases of how design thinking has improved an start up or a service??? links?

Gavin Booth: Great discount on Airbnb!! This link worked great for $25 off. 
www.airbnb.com/c/gbooth 

gaae2000: Members of Airbnb are being sued by cities and Airbnb are just telling them to get an attorney. Airbnb is just dumping their members to the gutter instead of protecting them.  Airbnb and Facebook should be responsible for what they have created.

Azlan Shah A Shafiuddin: Great story...fail many times but keep on going

Steve Kang: Thanks for posting!
Gives us the insight to coordiante engineering and design concept.

Sanjog Khanna: wav....This is truly inspirational....have had 5 launches ....surely innovation is a slower process but it pays off big time...salute to this team

Hunter Mann: Great video, but how does all of this success relate to a poorly lit & poorly filmed video? Joe Gebbia must be appalled at the low quality of this video. Think about it: Is this the kind of first impression that Joe or First Round wanted to make? HM, a concerned filmworker who knows a few things.

salv9: I loved this... Very helpful for myself and startup. Thanks for posting!

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How design thinking transformed Airbnb from failing startup to billion-dollar business

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A fireside chat between Joe Gebbia of Airbnb and Phin Barnes of First Round Capital. Filmed at Design+Startup at IDEO San Francisco on March 14, 2013.