Before checking into an Airbnb, we took a call from Ralph in Iowa who may end up winning the 2017 Father of the Year award. Ralph wants to help out his daughter by paying off her student loans so she doesn't have to pay thousands of dollars in interest. Sure, it's an incredibly nice thing to do, but there's also a right way to do it and that's what we discussed. March 4 JOM Hour One
We booked a reservation with Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher in hour two. Leigh's new book, The Airbnb Story, is a behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb. I'm sure many of you out there have stayed at an Airbnb-Mark just used it in Tokyo and is a big fan. I, on the other hand, remain in the minority. Maybe one day...never say never...
We all know how Airbnb works, but through her exhaustive research, Leigh dives into the company's origin story and she also provides insight about how the service has disrupted the hotel industry. It's crazy to imagine that a company less than a decade old is now as big as Hilton and Marriott. As the title says, three ordinary guys who disrupted an industry, made billions and created plenty of controversy along the way. Check it out...you may see your vacation a little differently this summer.
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