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


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Nothing but gems in this piece, and absolutely correct. Age as usefulness needs a repackaging. It's high time we present ourselves as holding knowledge tech and other companies can benefit from.

Wisdom is about pattern recognition. And the older you are, the more patterns you’ve seen. There’s an old saying I love: “When an elder dies, it’s like a library has burned down.” In the digital era, libraries — and elders — aren’t quite as popular as they used to be. But wisdom never grows old.


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