Chip Conley

Chip Conley, MBA, is an American hospitality entrepreneur, author, and speaker who has transformed his industry-disrupting experiences into advice for achieving emotional satisfaction and economic success at work, with a focus on discovering the wisdom accrued by employees as they reach middle age and beyond.

Emotional Equations: Simple Steps for Creating Happiness + Success in Business + Life

When Chip Conley, dynamic author of the bestselling Peak, suffered a series of devastating personal and professional setbacks, he began using what he came to call “Emotional Equations” (such as Joy = Love – Fear) to help him focus on the variables in life that he could handle, rather than dwel...


Why Everyone Has Midlife Wrong | Chip Conley on Impact Theory

In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, he talks about wisdom, curiosity, and what it means to live a good life as you age.

Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder

At age 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, rebel boutique hotelier Chip Conley was looking at an open horizon in midlife. Then he received a call from the young founders of Airbnb, asking him to help grow their disruptive start-up into a global hospitality giant.

I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry

Perhaps a little more intergenerational learning is just what other high-tech firms need.


What Baby Boomers Can Learn from Millennials at Work — and Vice Versa | Chip Conley

For the first time ever, we have five generations in the workplace at the same time, says entrepreneur Chip Conley.

How Midlife Professionals Can Leverage Their Age, Wisdom, and Experience More Powerfully at Work

In our increasingly accelerated world that reveres the young, many midlife professionals sense that the ground is shifting beneath their feet, leaving them feeling invisible, undervalued and threatened by the digital natives nipping at their heels.


What Can People in Their 40's Expect and Prepare For? - Chip Conley | London Real

Our guest today is Chip Conley, the American hotelier and New York Times bestselling author who helped grow Airbnb into the world’s leading hospitality brand.


The Making of a Mindful, Modern Elder | Chip Conley, Karen May

From Wisdom 2.0's 2018 Mindfulness in America Summit in New York City.


Chip Conley: Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile

When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count.

The Rebel Rules: Daring to Be Yourself in Business

When he was 26, Chip Conley broke the two cardinal rules of starting a business: He invested in an industry about which he knew nothing, and he ignored the mantra “location, location, location.” He bought a notorious “pay-by-the-hour” motel in a seedy San Francisco neighborhood.


Karen May