Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X – Jonathan Golden – Medium


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1. When jumpstarting a marketplace, set super specific goals — then do whatever it takes to get there.
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6 weeks ago by lionelrudaz
On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling…
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On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a product manager. Now, Joe encouraged me to settle in and dive deep into the website. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by lfcipriani
On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a product manager. Now, Joe encouraged me to settle in and dive deep into the website. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by archizoo
Jonathan Golden on how they scaled Airbnb during their first years, including some analysis on when/how/if to automate for manual work - "if you don't solve problems manually first, you could lose crucial insights into what's causing a problem and why".
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9 weeks ago by arrelid
Online campaigns such as “Make $1,000 in one weekend renting your apartment to Oktoberfest attendees” instead of more generic campaigns like “Rent your apartment to strangers” dramatically improved supply-side conversion metrics.

1. Set specific goals; bootstrap mentality.
But this bootstrapping mentality became a vital part of our DNA. Marketplaces demand creative and scrappy efforts from the start. Make it part of your culture from the get-go.

2. Take a risk to serve your community.

3. When completion appears move faster than you think you can.
we opened offices in eight European cities. Brian cared about the types of people we hired focusing on “missionaries” and not “mercenaries”. Emphasizing culture, we brought in employees who cared about and who wanted to grow the community. We also bought Accoleo and Crashpadder, two smaller players in Europe, to seed supply in Germany and the UK. On the demand side, we had to think broader, with potential travelers coming from all over Europe.

4. Understand tipping point. Often this people not machines.
. If you don’t solve problems manually first, you could lose crucial insights into what’s causing a problem and why. Moreover, it may not be the best use of yo

Most important point: Airbnb’s inflection points are when the team discovered its ethos and when we created unique solutions to seemingly immense challenges
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9 weeks ago by JohnDrake
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10 weeks ago by shakeel
Jonathan Golden, Airbnb's first product manager, talks about (in hindsight) the important steps & learnings when scaling Airbnb.
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10 weeks ago by adamtait
Insightful, condensed read on Airbnb’s strategic business challenges, crisis management and their spirit: https://t.co/uDsF42zAcI https://t.co/T0mA1z6x1V
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10 weeks ago by oli
On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling…
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10 weeks ago by dylan
focusing on “missionaries” and not “mercenaries”.
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10 weeks ago by 0xd
On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling…
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10 weeks ago by mjbrej
Hvis du synes, du har lidt meget at se på på jobbet, skal du nok ikke ønske dig at være Product Director hos Airbnb
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10 weeks ago by marks
On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a product manager. Now, Joe encouraged me to settle in and dive deep into the website.
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10 weeks ago by derekbrown
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10 weeks ago by laputa
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On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a product manager. Now, Joe encouraged me to settle in and dive deep into the website. via Pocket
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On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a product manager. Now, Joe encouraged me to settle in and dive deep into the website.
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