Retail Week Live: Five lessons from Airbnb

The success of Airbnb isn't really based on them doing something new, or them shouting the loudest. It's from a company culture that drives the innovation. Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky "interviewed hundreds of people when hiring his first employee – a process that took six months, due to his determination to find the right cultural fit for the company." Having just hired a new UX designer here at Wiggle, I too appreciate hiring for the right fit. I also believe in another element that David Hassell writes in Entrepreneur:  "you should hire people smarter than you." Backfill your skills with new blood!


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