April 1, 2021

#100 Chip Conley, Founder of Modern Elder Academy, on People Wisdom and Algorithms

In celebration of the Hospitality Mavericks Podcast’s 100th episode, I’m excited to share with you today an interview I had with a true hero of mine – Chip Conley! He was Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for four years, and is currently their Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. He also founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which created and managed over 50 boutique hotels. He is currently the Founder of Modern Elder Academy, a wisdom school dedicated to helping people navigate midlife. He’s also the author of five books and an international speaker.

In this candid conversation, we learn more about his time working closely with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, letting go of old identities, the future of co-living and navigating the world through our mid-life years – and lessons learnt from having died almost 9 times to date. 


‘Wisdom at Work’ by Chip Conley: https://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Work-Making-Modern-Elder/dp/0525572902/r 

‘Emotional Equations’ by Chip Conley: https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Equations-Creating-Happiness-Success/dp/1451607253/

‘PEAK’ by Chip Conley: https://www.amazon.com/PEAK-Companies-Maslow-Revised-Updated/dp/1119434920/r

‘Marketing That Matters’ by Chip Conley and Eric Friedenwald-Fishman: https://www.amazon.com/Marketing-That-Matters-Practices-Business/dp/B005Q5X3OO/

‘The Rebel Rules’ by Chip Conley: https://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Rules-Daring-Yourself-Business/dp/0684865165  

‘The Great Midlife Edit’: https://fb.watch/4yDjbZmj2D/

‘Man’s Search For Meaning’ by Viktor E. Frankl: https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/0807014273/ 

Chip’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/chip_conley_measuring_what_makes_life_worthwhile 

‘Good To Great’ by Jim Collins: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996/r 

The Intern (2015): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2361509/ 

Modern Elder Academy: https://www.modernelderacademy.com/ 

Chip’s Interview on the Tim Ferriss show: https://tim.blog/2019/06/20/chip-conley/ 

The Collective: https://www.thecollective.com/

#88 Larry Korman, President of AKA Hotel Residences, on Being 3‪D: https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/88 

#85 Wil Slickers, Host of Slick Talk, on the ‘Destinationaire’: https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/85 

Chip’s blog: http://wisdomwell.modernelderacademy.com/ 

Chip’s website: https://chipconley.com/ 

#87 Deepak Ohri, CEO Lebua Hotels and Resorts, on Emotional Touch Points: https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/87 

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